The Data-Driven Investor

How Technology Changes the Game for Today's Asset Owners

December 2013

Today’s investment environment is putting pressure on alternative asset managers. Advanced data and analytics strategies are critical as managers look to satisfy growing investor and regulator demands, boost performance, and manage risk more effectively.

This report reveals how asset owners are creating new data architectures to help them compete in the new investment landscape. It highlights five key steps that asset owners need to take to harness the full power of their data.



About the Research

From August to September 2013, State Street commissioned the Economist Intelligence Unit to conduct a survey of more than 400 asset owners and asset managers to extract information about how they are using investment data and analytics. The survey included 206 asset owners, comprising pension funds, insurers, endowment funds and banks. Respondents were globally distributed, with roughly one-third based in North America, one-third in Asia Pacific and one-third in Europe.