Financial reporting by investment managers 2015

Financial reporting by investment managers 2015

Our report analyses the UK’s largest investment managers and examines the key trends impacting the industry. The report reveals that investment management firms are facing new risks. Factors such as increased regulation and market volatility are impacting upon performance.





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Financial reporting by investment managers

The pressure to produce better reports highlights the importance of the finance, compliance and internal audit functions within companies. For the first time, we have conducted a benchmarking survey of how these functions are resourced and run.

Key highlights:

  • Annual reports in the investment management sector are on average, 24 percent bigger than they were 2011
  • Performance of investment managers has been broadly resilient in recent years with diversification helping to protect performance
  • Investment management firms are lagging the wider FTSE250 community in terms of gender diversity
  • There is evidence that recently implemented shareholder rights are having an impact on remuneration policy.

Investment management

Investment managers are adapting to the changing needs of buyers, heightened regulatory scrutiny and technology-driven change.

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This article represents the views of the author only, and does not necessarily represent the views or professional advice of KPMG in the UK.

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