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Asset Management Survey

The IMA asset management survey is now in its eleventh year, and the headline figures for 2012 tell a good story. Assets under management are at a record £4.5 trillion and funds under management – the bellwether of the UK retail market – are also at historic highs.

In this year’s survey, we decided to look more specifically at changing client needs and the challenge of how managers can communicate clearly how they operate on clients’ behalf.

The Survey also shows how a combination of factors are prompting asset managers to think differently about product delivery, particularly in terms of a focus on more outcome or solution-based objectives.

If this shift turns out to be permanent rather than cyclical, as many firms believe it will, expectations of the industry are likely to evolve further.

We hope you will find the report interesting reading.


Key statistics

Main findings

Industry in figures

Assets under Management

About the survey

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