Growth Readiness Study

Are You Ready for Growth?

Our annual Growth Readiness study has been charting the transformation across investments, operations and distribution in recent years as our industry moves toward a new model.

December 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the urgent need for flexible, integrated and efficient operations and technology, which many executives were already alert to.

It has also added new demands on resilience, a need to redesign organizational culture and a radically different outlook for global operations.

We captured input from more than 600 senior investment industry leaders around the world, representing asset managers, asset owners and insurance companies.* Even as they face unprecedented challenges – from rising geopolitical tensions to cyber threats to the unknown trajectory of a deadly virus – most are maintaining a bright view of the future. The most successful organizations are taking bold, decisive steps right now to future-proof their business models and solidify their growth strategy for the long term.


*The State Street Growth Readiness Study 2020 was conducted by Longitude Research in September and October 2020.