State Street’s annual Growth Readiness Study* gauges the industry’s perspective on opportunities and challenges to achieving growth.

This year’s results provided valuable insights on global investor sentiment as well as emerging trends.

Here’s what we found:

Despite the ongoing drag of regulations and liquidity risk, investors’ appetite for growth opportunities remains strong – and they’re looking to technology as the next big driver of growth. This year’s survey saw a significantly increased focus on tech with 48 percent of respondents citing emerging technology as a top growth enabler (up from just 18 percent in 2017). This new attention on technological innovation can deliver strategic insights for an investment advantage.

SEE THE RESEARCH

*State Street engaged Longitude Research to field a global survey of more than 500 industry executives from 20 countries, in both 2017 and 2018.

Respondents span investment, operations and distribution roles, representing institutional asset owners, asset managers and insurance companies.