Building a successful asset management firm is difficult. That's not an earth-shattering statement given that most firms fail to meet their expectations for asset growth. And yet each year, hundreds of firms plunge into investment management believing they have something to offer that will drive investor acceptance and success for their business.
Overall M&A deal values in the asset management industry surged last year to $12.7 billion compared to $2.6 billion in 2013, but growth was largely driven by a few mega-deals, as the total number of deals remained flat.
BlackRock agreed to pay $12 million to settle U.S. regulatory claims that it failed to disclose a conflict of interest of a top portfolio manager.
Announcing this year's winners of Money Management Executive's Top Women in Asset Management Awards.
U.S. asset-management executives met with international regulators to make the case that their firms dont pose a risk to global financial stability.
Last month, State Street Global Advisors revealed numerous changes meant to modify its core teams in the traditional asset space.
Broadridge Financial Solutions has agreed to acquire Bonaire Software Solutions, a provider of fee calculation, billing, and revenue and expense management solutions for asset managers including institutional asset managers, wealth managers, mutual funds, bank trusts, hedge funds and capital markets firms.
By now, the Securities and Exchange Commission's newly-minted Chair Mary Jo White must be inundated with advice on how to succeed at her job from sources near and far.
Franklin Resources has acquired the remaining 80% stake of alternative investments specialist Pelagos Capital Management.
Thirty eight percent of fund firms across the country said that they will increase technology-related costs while a total of 17% of respondents said they expected no change in whether their firm's technology costs would rise or decline for the rest of 2013, according to the 2013 Money Management Executive Technology Survey.