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The Rewind: Fund Management in 2016

While trying to spot the next great investment idea or construct an optimal asset allocation strategy, do you know that global managed assets exceeds $50 trillion in 2016?

Who are the biggest Fund Managers in the world?  What is going on in the Fund Management industry?

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We bring to you a quick rewind of Fund Management in 2016:


No. 1 The Start of M&A for Fund Management Firms





In October 2016, the announcement of Henderson Group and Janus Capital to merge shocked the global Fund Management community and investors.

Henderson Group is listed on London Stock Exchange (LSE) while Janus Capital is listed on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).  The merged asset manager will be renamed as Janus Henderson, managing a combined total AUM of more than $320 Billion.

Just when the year is about to end for 2016, leading European Asset Manager Amundi announced to buy Pioneer Global Asset Management.  With the acquisition, Amundi Asset Management will have a total AUM of more than $1.4 trillion.

 

No. 2 The Largest Fund Management firms in the World

The largest Fund Management firm in the world is BlackRock with more than $4.7 trillion AUM.  Vanguard, UBS, State Street and Fidelity rounded up the top 5 Fund Management firms in the world.

Top 5 Fund Management firms in the World:

RankCompanyCountry of OriginFoundedAUM (US$)
1BlackRock, IncUnited States1988$4.7 Trillion
2VanguardUnited States1975$3.3 Trillion
3UBS Global Asset ManagementSwitzerland2002$2.7 Trillion
4State Street Global AdvisersUnited States1978$2.2 Trillion
5Fidelity InvestmentsUnited States1946$2.1 Trillion

Source: Caproasia Institute

 

No. 3 Fund Management Firms With Strong Presence in Singapore

Singapore Financial Center

There are 35 Fund Management Firms with a strong presence in Singapore.  Fast growing firms include Amundi Asset Management, Columbia Threadneedle, Fullerton Asset Management and many more … …

 

No. 4 About Hedge Funds

According to a 2015 Singapore Asset Management Survey by Monetary Authority of Singapore, AUM grew to S$119 billion.  Read More: Hedge Fund Assets in Singapore Grew at Slowest Pace in Three Years

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No. 5  The Largest Sovereign Wealth Funds

The world’s largest Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) is the Social Security Trust Fund.  It has more than $2.7 Trillion AUM and started in the year 1935, almost 80 years ago.

Top 5 Sovereign Wealth Funds in the World:

RankName of Sovereign Wealth FundCountryAUM (US$)Year Started
1Social Security Trust FundUnited States$2.7 Trillion1935
2Government Pension Investment FundJapan$1.3 Trillion2001
3Government Pension Fund- GlobalNorway$862 Billion1990
4China Investment CorporationChina$746 Billion2007
5Abu Dhabi Investment AuthorityUAE – Abu Dhabi$621 Billion1976

 

No. 6 The Changing Landscape of Fund Management in Asia

Before the decade long Asian economic boom, there were few options for Wealth & Investment Professionals:

  • Invest in stocks via Brokerages
  • Invest in Bonds via Banks or Direct Purchase
  • Invest in Insurance Policies
  • Invest in Professionally Managed Funds
  • Set up a discretionary portfolio mandate

With the wealth growth in Asia, Fund Management landscape have taken a significant twist.

Wealth Managers, Investment Professionals and Investors are working partnering with the fast-growing models of Multi-Family Offices, External Asset Managers, Private Wealth Management firms and Boutique Investment firms.

Changing Fund Management Landscape:

Established ModelFast-Growing Model
Asset ManagersMulti-Family Offices
Fund ManagersExternal Asset Management
Capital ManagementPrivate Wealth Management
Investment ManagementBoutique Investment Firms

 

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