11 ASSET MANAGEMENT TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2021

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11 ASSET MANAGEMENT TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2021

  • David Vasecka
  • Published: 29 March 2021


Fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, changing product demands from investors, and a challenging global regulatory environment contributed to making 2020 a tumultuous and unprecedented year for the asset management industry. 

Some of the previous year’s trends will persist, including passive investments continuing to outpace active investments, alternatives and ETFs continuing to grow their market share at the expense of mutual funds, continued challenges from global regulatory authorities, and a continued focus on cost optimization.

In addition to these historical trends, 2021 will also see a surge of environmental, social and governance (ESG) products, planning data strategies, a focus on investment in digital technology, exploration into fintech partnerships, and industry consolidation through mergers and acquisitions.

Download our look at the 11 asset management trends to watch this year.