Global markets continue to regroup in the wake of the worst financial crisis in memory. While the eurozone appears to have stabilized of late, there are fundamental unresolved issues that could see the region slip into crisis any moment. Despite an increasing focus on growth from emerging markets, many observers remain skeptical due because of the serious governance challenges facing many of these regions. Then, of course, there’s the unrelenting storm of regulatory change that continues to drive industry transformation and restructuring in markets around the world. And as the backdrop to all of this, the financial services industry continues to scramble to rebuild the public trust that was shattered in the aftermath of the financial crisis and the wave of high-profile bankruptcies and scandals that followed.
A number of key issues will require careful attention as they are influencing the investment management industry:
- Geopolitical instability
- Regulatory Change
- Changes to distribution models
- Due diligence and transparency
- Impacts on new potential market players