Asset managers around the world are putting unprecedented effort into developing robust enterprise-wide investment operations. The industry’s post-crisis push for innovation, stronger efficiency, risk management and governance is a key driver of this process.
EY’s recent global investment operations survey shows that other factors are also at work. As asset managers pivot towards long-term growth, the need to boost distribution and develop new products in order to reach investors in new ways has become the primary driver of operating models. A growing focus on international expansion is also encouraging firms to make more use of shared service centers, offshoring and outsourcing. And many asset managers see effective data management as becoming increasingly important to a range of their core activities.
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