Empowering Boutiques

The Rise of the Specialist Manager

September 2012

Many investors are turning to smaller, specialist boutique asset managers to give them timely exposure to new sources of alpha and fast-growing niche markets, as they seek to counter the current low yield environment.

Drawing on the findings of our global survey of boutique asset managers, we examine the threats and opportunities for boutique asset managers. What emerges interviewed is an awareness of their opportunities in the current investment climate, but also the need to overcome limitations in their internal systems.


The successful boutique of the future will distinguish itself by delivering innovative specialized investment strategies to meet the evolving needs of today’s.