Market Research

Volatility Study 2020

Against the backdrop of persistent uncertainty and volatility, investors are carefully adjusting their operations and portfolios to maximize returns and mitigate risks.

June 2020

To understand how asset managers handled the impact of COVID-19, State Street commissioned CoreData Research to conduct a survey of 250 global investors in April 2020.

What we found is that most asset managers and owners have navigated the first phase of the crisis relatively well. However, securities valuation and liquidity are ongoing challenges for many. Despite operational and economic headwinds, a slight majority (56 percent) are maintaining an optimistic long-term outlook despite the short-term shock.