Market Research

Consolidation in the Asset Management Industry

Emerging from a turbulent 2020, the asset management industry is focused on the future, examining every avenue to accelerate growth.

March 2021

Consolidation is a major theme in the investment industry, with many investment institutions contemplating merger and acquisition (M&A) activity.

50% of asset manager respondents believe it is likely they will undertake M&A or another form of consolidation activity over the next year.*

We examine asset management industry consolidation through the lens of strategy, culture, operating transformation and data. Drawing on perspectives from experts across Accenture and State Street, we offer our view on where the industry is headed and guidance on how firms anticipating a consolidation scenario can avoid some of the most common pitfalls.

*Source: State Street Growth Readiness Study, November 2020.


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