Growth Readiness for Asset Management

The Science
of Competing at Scale

To support their growth ambitions, asset managers
will need a diverse mix of competencies to compete.


Radical changes across the asset management industry are prompting managers to look at new opportunities for growth.

To effectively target their clients, asset managers are turning to more sophisticated systems and services.

The respondents in our survey* highlighted three areas that are critically important for asset management growth: digital distribution, technology and investment operations.

As they work to meet shifting investor demands, our research identifies three areas asset managers can focus on to differentiate their business:

  • Strategize on scale
  • Fight inefficiency
  • Engage differently


*State Street 2017 Growth Readiness Study. State Street commissioned Longitude Research to conduct a global survey of more than 500 senior investment industry executives, including 202 respondents from  the asset management sector, during March and April of 2017. Study participants spanned investment,operations, sales and distribution roles.