Press Releases

Parity Is an Uphill Climb for Women and BIPOC Financial Advisors

Barriers to entry and success for diverse advisors impede DEI efforts among broker/dealers and independent advisory firms

The Cerulli Report—U.S. Advisor Metrics 2020: Dimensions of Diversity

January 2021, BOSTON

Asia’s Fund Industry Positions for Post-Pandemic Recovery

There are bright spots in the region amid the uncertainties 

The Cerulli Edge—Asia-Pacific Edition, 1Q 2021 Issue

January 2021, Singapore

Proactive Communication is Essential for Engaging with Home-Office Research Teams

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Monthly Product Trends, December 2020 Issue

January 2021, Boston

Providers Assess Opportunities in the Nascent Pooled Employer Plan (PEP) Market

PEPs and the expansion of retirement plan options available to small businesses will intensify competition in the small plan market

The Cerulli Report—U.S. Retirement Markets 2020: Exploring Opportunities in the Small Plan Market

January 2021, BOSTON

What Awaits Thematic Investing in Europe in 2021?

Certain themes and sectors will benefit from defined long-term structural changes

The Cerulli Edge―Global Edition, January 2021 Issue

January 2021, LONDON

COVID-19 Accelerates European Investor Discontent with UCITS Hedge Funds

Vehicles fail to provide uncorrelated returns or diversification during 2020’s volatility

The Cerulli Edge―European Monthly Product Trends, December 2020 Issue

December 2020, LONDON

Responsible Investing Catches on in Asia Pacific

ESG products are proliferating, but there is scope for differentiation

The Cerulli Edge—Asian Monthly Product Trends, December 2020 Issue

December 2020, SINGAPORE

Sustainable Investing Evolves in China

Demand from large institutions and high-net-worth individuals propels growth, while asset managers are developing various strategies  

The Cerulli Edge—China Edition, 4Q 2020 Issue

December 2020, SINGAPORE

All Roads Lead to Roth

Demographics, increasing prevalence in defined contribution plans, and potential tax changes fuel a bullish outlook for Roth accounts 

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Retirement Edition, 4Q 2020

December 2020, BOSTON

Enhanced ESG Reporting Expected as Large Asian Asset Owners Progress into Sustainable Investments

Apart from ESG-specific engagements and outcomes, a few are looking into climate risk analysis

The Cerulli Report—Responsible Investing in Asia 2020: On the Cusp of Change

December 2020, SINGAPORE

European Asset Owners Increasingly Want Proof That Asset Managers Have Embedded Sustainability Into Their Firm Culture

Climate change continues to dominate the European responsible investment agenda, but social investing is on the rise

The Cerulli Report—European Environmental, Social, and Governance Investing 2020: Leading the Global Revolution

December 2020, LONDON

Insurers Embrace New Opportunities for Annuity Innovation

Registered index-linked annuities (RILAsoffer a bright spot for sales growth; Cerulli projects RILA sales growth will continue to outpace other annuity products over the next five years 

The Cerulli ReportU.S. Annuity Markets 2020: A Decade of Adaptation

December 2020, BOSTON

Exchange-Traded Funds Hit Their Stride as More Products with Different Exposures Come to Market

ETF assets should multiply by the end of 2030. A virtuous cycle of adoption and innovation may add additional fuel. 

The Cerulli Report—U.S. Exchange-Traded Fund Markets 2020: Broadening Product Use

December 2020, BOSTON

Public Pensions Explore Alternative Models of Investing

Plan sponsors adopt direct investing and strategic partnership models to curb costs and attain greater control

The Cerulli ReportNorth American Institutional Markets 2020: Strategic Partnerships and Direct Investing Models

December 2020, BOSTON

Europe’s Liquid Alternatives Market Is in Line for a Boost

The industry is set to stabilize, but managers must adapt to asset allocators’ shifting preferences

The Cerulli Edge―Global Edition, December 2020 Issue

December 2020, LONDON

Three-Fourths of Investors Prioritize Protection Over Performance as a Goal for Their Financial Portfolios

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Monthly Product Trends, November 2020 Issue

December 2020, BOSTON

High-Net-Worth Households Now Control More than One-Third of U.S. Net Worth

Rapid growth in the high-net-worth market provides substantial opportunity for advisory firms and asset managers

The Cerulli Report—U.S. High-Net-Worth and Ultra-High-Net-Worth Markets 2020: Implications of Wealth Concentration

December 2020, BOSTON

Recent Regulatory Developments Open Target-Date Funds to Lesser Used Investment Products

SECURE Act and DOL guidance pave way for target-date funds to include guaranteed income and private equity investment products

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Asset and Wealth Management Edition, December 2020 Issue

December 2020, BOSTON

Latin American Private Pensions Fuel Demand for Cross-Border Allocation

Eased regulation paves the path for pension managers to increase flows into cross-border funds

The Cerulli Report—Latin American Distribution Dynamics 2020: Emerging Opportunities in Uncertain Times

December 2020, BOSTON

Emerging Market Debt Funds Are Yet to Fully Recover From COVID-19

Europe’s largest emerging market bond managers are struggling to recoup lost fund flows

The Cerulli Edge―European Monthly Product Trends, November 2020 Issue

November 2020, LONDON

Asian Insurers Prefer Fixed Income and Alternatives Amid Low Interest Rates

Insurers seek to enhance yields, but risk appetites could vary

The Cerulli ReportAsian Insurance Industry 2020: Knowing Your Insurance Client

November 2020, SINGAPORE

Calls for Transparency in the U.S. OCIO Market Grow as AUM Reaches New High

Market volatility drives asset owners to seek OCIO services; delivering enhanced performance reporting will be a selling point for providers 

The Cerulli Report—U.S. Outsourced Chief Investment Officer Function 2020: A Growing Demand for Industry Standards

November 2020, BOSTON

Insurtech Propels Distribution in Asia

Online platforms are catching on, but funds distribution through investment-linked products is still limited  

The Cerulli Edge—Asian Monthly Product Trends, November 2020 Issue

November 2020, Singapore

Europe’s Cross-Border Fund Managers Have Reasons to be Optimistic

Pockets of opportunity exist, despite COVID-19 and other challenges

The Cerulli Edge―Europe Edition, 4Q 2020 Issue

November 2020, LONDON

COVID-19 Ushers Changes to Investor Behavior and Surfaces New Opportunities for Providers

Providers that seize the chance to revamp product and tech offerings will be best positioned for long-term success 

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Retail Investor Edition, 4Q 2020 Issue

November 2020, BOSTON

Content, Technology, and Partnerships Are Dominating European Asset Managers’ Sales and Marketing Strategies

Managers are increasing their communication with clients and embracing new tools in response to the coronavirus pandemic

The Cerulli Report—European Marketing and Sales Organizations 2020: Keeping Ahead of Rapid Change

November 2020, LONDON

RIAs Must Capitalize on Scale to Compete

The RIA of tomorrow must be prepared to tackle digital readiness, client acquisition, value differentiation, and succession

The Cerulli Report—U.S. RIA Marketplace 2020: Exploring Drivers of Change

November 2020, BOSTON

COVID-19 is Accelerating Asset Managers’ Use of Social Media

The use of digital tools to enhance brand and sales performance is growing rapidly

The Cerulli Edge―Global Edition, November 2020 Issue

November 2020, LONDON

U.S. Professionally Managed Assets Reach $51.5 Trillion

Across the spectrum of institutional and retail channels, intermediation by third parties is increasing; fee negotiation and vehicle choice will be key to gaining third-party approval 

The Cerulli ReportThe State of U.S. Retail and Institutional Asset Management 2020: Uncovering Addressable Assets Across Client Channels

November 2020, BOSTON

Fee Innovation Must Be Constant for Managers in a Price-Sensitive, Commoditized Market

Fund managers pursue fee innovation to stave off fee compression

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Asset and Wealth Management Edition, November 2020 Issue

November 2020, BOSTON

European Pension Schemes Are Increasingly Seeking Assistance From Fiduciary Managers

High fees are among the reasons U.K. pension schemes are deciding to retender or switch fiduciary manager

The Cerulli Report—European Retirement Industry 2020: Addressing Pensions’ Evolving Needs

November 2020, London

Retirement Plan Providers Contend with Regulatory Headwinds and Ongoing Confusion Related to ESG Considerations

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Monthly Product Trends, October 2020 Issue

November 2020, BOSTON

Allocators Increasingly Evaluate Managers Through an ESG Lens

ESG is becoming a more important component of winning and losing investment mandates

The Cerulli Report—U.S. Environmental, Social, and Governance Investing 2020: Shifting Environmental and Social Systems Push Asset Managers to Get More Responsible

October 2020, Boston

Asian Institutions Power Ahead in the New Digital Norm

Managers need to stay agile in their institutional sales approaches to meet asset owners’ increasing sophistication and digital adopt

The Cerulli Report—Institutional Asset Management in Asia 2020: Setting the Stage for a New Era

October 2020, SINGAPORE

No Doubt as to Sustainability of Eco-Friendly Exchange-Traded Funds

European investors are prioritizing climate-linked products

The Cerulli Edge―European Monthly Product Trends, October 2020 Issue

October 2020, London

Investors’ Willingness to Engage in Paid Advice Relationships Is Peaking

Advisory fee levels are predicted to remain unchanged despite persistent cost pressure on underlying investments

The Cerulli Report—U.S. Retail Investor Advice Relationships 2020: Accentuating the Value of Advice

October 2020, Boston

Wirehouses Lead Advisor Productivity Rates Among All Broker/Dealer Channels

Nevertheless, wirehouse firms must address advisor pain points to fend off competition from RIA channel

The Cerulli Report—U.S. Broker/Dealer Marketplace 2020: The Increasing Impact of Culture

October 2020, Boston

Digitalization Catches on in Asia’s Retirement Space

Digital methods and robo-advisory are being used to transform the nature and delivery of retirement solutions

The Cerulli Edge—Asian Monthly Product Trends, October 2020 Issue

October 2020, SINGAPORE

Consultants Well Versed in Alternatives Are Best Positioned to Gain Share Among Institutional Investors

Institutional asset owners such as insurance general accounts, health and hospital systems, and endowments and foundations may find greater value in the services of a consultant given the challenges of the current market environment

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Institutional Edition, 4Q 2020 Issue

October 2020, Boston

Too Much Choice May Hinder Advisor Technology Adoption

Fintech providers must determine how to balance breadth and depth of offerings with simplicity

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Asset and Wealth Management Edition, October 2020 Issue 


Asset Managers Pursue a Vehicle-Agnostic Approach That Favors Lower-Cost Structures

Mutual fund product development efforts are expected to decline as managers seek to bring cost savings to investors through ETF, separate account, and CIT offerings

The Cerulli Report—U.S. Product Development 2020: Prioritizing Investment Product Initiatives

October 2020, Boston

Asian Asset Owners Take Heed of ESG Considerations

As asset owners increasingly align their portfolios to ESG standards, managers will need to adjust to their growing expectations

The Cerulli Edge—Asia-Pacific Edition, 4Q 2020 Issue

October 2020, SINGAPORE

Direct Indexing Presents New Opportunities for Customization of Separately Managed Accounts

Fintech solutions and new industry developments are key to enabling mass customization

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Managed Accounts Edition, 3Q 2020 Issue

October 2020, Boston

Enhanced Market Volatility May Temporarily Slow Outsourced Portfolio Construction

Despite the impact in the short term, asset managers should anticipate continued interest in outsourcing
in the long run

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Advisor Edition, 4Q 2020 Issue

October 2020, Boston

Asia-Pacific Retirement Sector Gears Up to Meet Investors’ Evolving Needs

Managers need to offer holistic institutional solutions and promote the role of retail mutual funds in retirement planning

The Cerulli Report—Asian Retirement Markets 2020: Reshaping the Silver Market

October 2020, SINGAPORE

European Investors’ Appetite for Alternatives Tipped to Keep Growing

Coronavirus pandemic highlights the diversification weakness of traditional assets

The Cerulli Edge―Global Edition, October 2020 Issue

October 2020, LONDON

Despite Regulatory Challenges, Defined Contribution Asset Managers Continue to Pursue ESG-Focused Distribution Initiatives

DC managers plan to increase marketing and distribution efforts associated with their ESG investment products—education around terminology and ESG investing methods could help to promote future adoption by plan sponsors

The Cerulli ReportU.S. Defined Contribution Distribution 2020: Adapting to Changes in the Regulatory Environment

October 2020, Boston

Demand Surges for China’s Exchange-Traded Funds

Strong retail and institutional demand will drive the ETF boom in the long run

The Cerulli Edge—China Edition, 3Q 2020 Issue

September 2020, SINGAPORE

Issuers Credit Fixed-Income ETFs and Institutional Adoption for ETF Growth

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Monthly Product Trends, September 2020 Issue

September 2020, BOSTON

Fixed-Maturity Products Maintain Appeal in Asia

Managers must innovate to create new solutions that suit current market conditions

The Cerulli Edge—Asian Monthly Product Trends, September 2020 Issue

September 2020, Singapore

Europe’s Investors Ride the Next Wave of Sector Rotation

The search for potential return-enhancing themes accelerates

The Cerulli Edge―European Monthly Product Trends, September 2020 Issue

September 2020, London

Thematic, ESG, and Fixed-Income Products Are Set to Play a Key Role in the European ETF Market in the Coming Years

Investors increasingly rely on ETFs as important building blocks of their portfolios and have clear ideas about the types of product they prefer

The Cerulli Report—European Exchange-Traded Funds 2020: Adding Variety to Low Costs and Transparency

September 2020, LONDON

Low Interest Rate Environment Could Portend Insurance Industry Consolidation

Insurers seek broader access to alternative investments, private equity firms seek access to permanent capital

The Cerulli Report—U.S. Insurance General Accounts 2020: Finding Solutions Outside the Core

September 2020, BOSTON

Health Savings Account Industry Set to Evolve in Coming Years

A proliferation of financial wellness programs and increased involvement of retirement providers will contribute to renewed emphasis on healthcare planning

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Retirement Edition, 3Q 2020 Issue

September 2020, Boston

China Enters New Era of Greater Competition and Liberalization

Foreign managers now can access China via multiple routes; their entrance is likely to add to the already-intense competition

The Cerulli Report—Asset Management in China 2020: Rolling Out the Red Carpet

September 2020, Singapore

Impact Investing is on its Way to Joining the Mainstream

Incoming EU legislation is another step in the integration of responsible investing

The Cerulli Edge―Global Edition, September 2020 Issue

September 2020, London

Plan Sponsors Hold the Keys to Boosting Retirement Readiness

Plan design strategies and comprehensive communications can incentivize employees to save for the future

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Asset and Wealth Management Edition, September 2020 Issue

September 2020, Boston

Asset Managers Realign Distribution Resources to Optimize Strategic Marketing Costs

COVID-19 forces firms to evaluate the cost of engagement and efficiently deploy resources

The Cerulli Report—U.S. Intermediary Distribution 2020: Aligning Impact with the Costs of Distribution

September 2020, Boston

Direct Indexing Moves Downmarket as Possible Solution for Affluent and Mass-Affluent Clients

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Monthly Product Trends, August 2020 Issue

August 2020, Boston

Banks Embrace Technology at an Accelerated Pace

Banks’ advisory platforms turn to tech to increase marketshare and improve operational efficiency

The Cerulli Report—U.S. Private Banks and Trust Companies 2020: Unifying the Wealth Management Experience

August 2020, Boston

Investment Trust Fundraising in Europe Persists Amid Volatility

Launches dwindle but innovation continues, along with dividend payments

The Cerulli Edge―European Monthly Product Trends, August 2020 Issue

August 2020, London

Asia’s Fund Industry Embraces Digital Tools in the New Normal

While digital marketing is on the rise, more fund managers are reducing their spending on traditional advertising

The Cerulli Edge—Asian Monthly Product Trends, August 2020 Issue

August 2020, Singapore

Captive Managers Can Thrive as Competition for Insurance Assets Increases

Managers offering services that simplify investment management and reporting will be able to stand out

The Cerulli Edge—Europe Edition, 3Q 2020 Issue

August 2020, London

An Increase in Day Trading Causes Advisors to Change their Approach

As advisor-assisted investors increasingly dip their toes into day trading, advisors will need to mediate to protect against critical missteps

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Retail Investor Edition, 3Q 2020 Issue

August 2020, Boston

Recent Market Turmoil May Shift Perception of Annuity Products

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Asset and Wealth Management Edition, August 2020 Issue

August 2020, Boston

COVID-19 Will Cause a Decline in Assets Under Management, but Create Opportunities for Managers

Despite the challenges the coronavirus pandemic presents, the global asset management industry can recover and grow

The Cerulli Report—Global Markets 2020: A Sharper View of the Asset Management Sector

August 2020, London

Transparency and Communication Help Advisors Shine in Digital-First Environment

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Advisor Edition, 3Q 2020 Issue

August 2020, Boston

COVID-19 Strengthens the Case for Artificial Intelligence in Fund Management

The value of artificial intelligence in anticipating market movements is getting harder to deny

The Cerulli Edge―Global Edition, August 2020 Issue

August 2020, London

Public Pension Plans Forced to Pin Liquidity Against Yield Pursuits

Confronted with diminishing contributions from government sponsors, public pensions must balance their pursuit of yield with their need for liquidity

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Institutional Edition, 3Q 2020 Issue

July 2020, Boston

Institutional Consultants Anticipate Long-Term Effects Resulting from COVID-19

Defined benefit (DB) plans face challenges in maintaining funding statuses, operational due diligence teams prepare for greater scrutiny, and outsourced chief investment officer (OCIO) mandates set to rise among consultant-intermediated mandates

The Cerulli Report—U.S. Investment Consultants 2020: Adapting to the Post-COVID-19 Environment

July 2020, Boston

Market Disruption Provides Opportunity for Active Fixed-Income Managers to Prove Value Over Passive Strategies

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Monthly Product Trends, July 2020 Issue

July 2020, Boston

Minimum Volatility May Be Smart, But Only Over the Longer Term

Funds driven by low beta stocks have flattered to deceive during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Cerulli Edge―European Monthly Product Trends, July 2020 Issue

July 2020, London

China Leads Exchange-Traded Fund Growth in Asia ex-Japan

Assets grew at a double-digit rate in the first five months of 2020

The Cerulli Edge—Asian Monthly Product Trends, July 2020 Issue

July 2020, Singapore

Managers Should Revisit Liquid Alternative Offerings Amid Push for Increased Fees and Revenue Diversification

Subadvisory mandates and innovative products can help managers expand retail reach; education is key to asset retention

The Cerulli Report—U.S. Alternative Investments 2020: The Path Forward

July 2020, Boston

Firms Reconsider Platform Consolidation Amid COVID-19 Market Correction

The Cerulli Report—U.S. Managed Accounts 2020: The Evolving Landscape of Advisor Discretion

July 2020, Boston

Asian Investors Rebalance Portfolios to Combat Uncertainties

Investors seek safety in fixed income, but there are opportunities in other segments

The Cerulli Edge—Asia-Pacific Edition, 3Q 2020 Issue

July 2020, Singapore

Specialization and Diversification Drive Consolidation in Asset Management

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Asset and Wealth Management Edition, July 2020 Issue

July 2020, Boston

COVID-19 Has Not Deterred Europe’s Insurers From Private Markets

The pandemic has caused some hesitancy but has not wholly stifled demand

The Cerulli Edge―Global Edition, July 2020 Issue

July 2020, London

China’s Insurance Industry to Grow Amid Economic Headwinds

Regulatory developments and measures to support the sector provide opportunities for both local and foreign players

The Cerulli Edge—China Edition, 2Q 2020 Issue

June 2020, Singapore

Opportunities Remain for Active Managers Despite Overall Negative Flow Figures

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Monthly Product Trends, June 2020 Issue

June 2020, Boston

The Vast Majority of Investors Report Satisfaction with Advisor Experience

By measures of trustworthiness, dedicated relationships, and personalized advice, advisors are meeting investor standards

SIFMA-Cerulli Individual Investor Research Project

June 2020, Boston

Technology Funds Emerge as Winners from COVID-19

Consumer demand and business continuity benefit specialist firms

The Cerulli Edge―European Monthly Product Trends, June 2020 Issue

June 2020, London

Paving the Path of Least Resistance Will Yield Investor Assets

As providers seek to become their clients’ all-in-one financial hub, they must be poised to offer services at key inflection points in the evolution of clients’ needs

The Cerulli Report—Retail Investor Products and Platforms 2020: Optimizing Platform Opportunity

June 2020, Boston

Once the Domain of Wirehouses, Managed Accounts Have Generated Interest in New Channels

The Cerulli Edge—Managed Accounts Edition, 2Q 2020 Issue

June 2020, Boston

Tailored Business Strategies Needed to Target Asian Markets

Managers should seek opportunities in untapped business segments amid market fluctuations

The Cerulli Report—Asian Distribution Dynamics 2020: Gaining the Competitive Edge

June 2020, Singapore

Insights from Behavioral Finance Highlight the Value of Professionally Managed Investment Solutions

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Retirement Edition, 2Q 2020 Issue

June 2020, Boston

International Managers Can Find Opportunities in the South African Asset Management Sector

Local institutional and retail investors and intermediaries are open to advice and partnerships, especially on responsible investment

The Cerulli Report—Asset Management in South Africa 2020: The Lie of the Land

June 2020, London

Model Providers Need to Confront the Reasons Why Advisors Are Not Using Models to Reach Potential Addressable Market

Cerulli estimates the immediate addressable opportunity at $2.1 trillion by 2020E; collecting assets will require a long-term approach to strategic positioning and advisor education.

The Cerulli Report—U.S. Asset Allocation Model Portfolios 2020: How Models Fit into a Broader Portfolio Construction Solution Set

June 2020, Boston

Investors’ Risk Appetite Could be Permanently Altered by COVID-19—Time for Advisors to Reassess Investment Goals

More than ever, advisors must innovate their approach to position clients for long-term success

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Retail Investor Edition, 2Q 2020 Issue

June 2020, Boston

Continuous Education and Certification Provides Advisors with Greater Differentiation

Exposure to continuous education and industry resources provided by the Investments & Wealth Institute grants advisors the resources to enhance client outcomes

June 2020, Denver

Pandemic Leads to Unusual Pandemonium in Safe-Haven Bonds and Equities

In Europe, both bond and equity funds suffer mass withdrawals amid COVID-19 crisis

The Cerulli Edge―Global Edition, June 2020 Issue

June 2020, London

Uncertainty Following the COVID-19 Outbreak Prompts Conversations Surrounding Health, Wealth, and Financial Wellness

Market volatility drives the need for comprehensive guidance and financial wellness programs

The Cerulli Report—U.S. Retirement End-Investor 2020: Helping Participants Navigate Uncertainty

June 2020, Boston

Interval Funds Draw New Interest from Asset Managers Seeking Flexibility and Improved Revenue Generation

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Monthly Product Trends, May 2020 Issue

May 2020, Boston

European Insurers Are Seeking Increasing Assistance with Their Investment Portfolios

Outsourcing is growing, creating opportunities for external asset managers; however, fee pressure will be a key challenge

The Cerulli Report—European Insurance Industry 2020: Meeting Insurers’ Evolving Needs

May 2020, London

European ETFs Survive the Redemption Test

Coronavirus panic dispels liquidity fears, but launches dry up 

The Cerulli Edge―European Monthly Product Trends, May 2020 Issue

May 2020, London

Bond Funds Poised to Maintain Strong Growth in Southeast Asia

Fixed-income funds saw high inflows last year and the trend is expected to continue this year, due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic

The Cerulli Edge—Asian Monthly Product Trends, May 2020 Issue

May 2020, Singapore

Capital Preservation Takes Center Stage for High-Net-Worth Investors During the Market Downturn

Catering to high-net-worth investors requires asset and wealth managers to position capital preservation and tax-effective solutions

The Cerulli Report—U.S. High-Net-Worth and Ultra-Net-Worth Markets 2019: Multigenerational Shifts in Wealth

May 2020, Boston

“Democratization” of Private Investments for Europe’s Retail Fund Investors

The number of products targeting high-net-worth and affluent clients is growing

The Cerulli Edge—Europe Edition, 2Q 2020 Issue

May 2020, London

Asset Managers See Fintech Push as Key Priority for Business Growth in Southeast Asia

Offering robo-advisory services to clients emerges as top priority in Cerulli’s survey of managers 

The Cerulli Report—Asset Management in Southeast Asia 2020: Preparing for the Coming New Age

May 2020, Singapore

As ETFs Deviate from NAVs, Advisors Need Education on Using Mutual Fund and ETF Vehicles in Concert

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Asset and Wealth Management Edition, May 2020 Issue

May 2020, Boston

Impact Investing in Europe Is Set to Benefit From Fiduciary Demand, But Challenges Remain

A shortage of asset managers offering impact strategies is hampering progress

The Cerulli Edge―Global Edition, May 2020 Issue

May 2020, London

Health Systems Gradually Augment Private Equity Allocations to Pursue Both Strategic Objectives and Yield Targets

Systems seek yield amid expectations of lower future equity returns

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Institutional Edition, 2Q 2020 Issue

April 2020, Boston

Long-Term Mutual Funds and ETFs Experience Double-Digit Asset Declines While Money Market Funds Added More Than $700 billion in Net Flows

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Monthly Product Trends Edition, April 2020 Issue

April 2020, Boston

The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Affecting Gold’s Safe Haven Status

Precious metal investments are not responding as expected to the ongoing crisis

The Cerulli Edge―European Monthly Product Trends, April 2020 Issue

April 2020, London

Indian Managers Gear Up for Passive Products

The local mutual fund industry is seeing increasing activity in the passive segment with the launch of ETFs and index funds

The Cerulli Edge—Asian Monthly Product Trends, April 2020 Issue

April 2020, Singapore

Sponsors Rediscover Proprietary Asset Management

After exiting the asset management space, sponsors look to re-enter market 

The Cerulli Edge—Managed Accounts Edition, 1Q 2020 Issue

April 2020, Boston

The Race to Zero Provides Advisors with Greater Portfolio Possibilities

Cost savings is only one of many benefits advisors will realize as a result of zero-commission trading on ETFs

The Cerulli Edge―U.S. Advisor Edition, 2Q 2020 Issue

April 2020, Boston

European Investors are Embracing ESG While Looking to Cut Costs Where Possible

Investors and distributors are looking for ESG products, diversified passive options, and long-term partnerships

The Cerulli Report—European Distribution Dynamics 2020: Cross-Roads and Cross-Borders

April 2020, London

Registered Investment Advisor Channel Growth Soars

Autonomy, financial gain, and marketing flexibility motivate advisors to establish independence

The Cerulli Edge―U.S. Asset and Wealth Management Edition, April 2020 Issue

April 2020, Boston

Asia ex-Japan Insurers Step Up in Difficult Times

Fund managers, too, have a role to play

The Cerulli Edge—Asia-Pacific Edition, 2Q 2020 Issue

April 2020, Singapore

Secondaries Are Playing a Greater Role in Private Equity Investing in Europe

Investors are attracted by the opportunity to diversify a variety of exposures

The Cerulli Edge―Global Edition, April 2020 Issue

April 2020, London

China’s Digital Channels Thrive Amid Public Health Risks

Investors are picking up financial knowledge online, while fund managers and distribution channels are boosting their digital presence

The Cerulli Edge—China Edition, 1Q 2020 Issue

March 2020, Singapore

Japanese Equity Funds: Time for European Investors to Take a Longer-Term View

The coronavirus pandemic may tip the weakened economy into recession

The Cerulli Edge―European Monthly Product Trends, March 2020 Issue

March 2020, Boston

Mutual Fund and ETF Assets Plunge in February, Set to Decline Further in March

Net flows remain positive, yet mutual fund assets declined 5%, ETFs drop nearly 7%

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Monthly Product Trends, March 2020 Issue

March 2020, Boston

Advisory Model Gains Some Needed Ground

Regulator-led changes in China and Taiwan help the fee-based advisory model gather momentum

The Cerulli Edge—Asian Monthly Product Trends, March 2020 Issue

March 2020, Singapore

More Than 40% of 401(k) Plan Participants Lack an Official Source of Retirement Advice

Advisors must assess retirement readiness and provide clients with holistic solutions

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Retirement Edition, 1Q 2020 Issue

March 2020, Boston

Retirement Plan Providers Confront Need for Cybersecurity Measures

New participant data gathered for financial wellness initiatives underscores need for comprehensive data safeguards

The Cerulli Report—U.S. Retirement Markets 2019: Looking Toward Holistic Solutions for Participants and Plan Sponsors

March 2020, Boston

Alternative Managers Need to Adapt Their Fee Structures in Response to Increasing Price Sensitivity

Creative pricing can help managers win and retain institutional investors’ business

The Cerulli Report—European Alternative Investments 2020: Matching Different Demands

March 2020, London

Accessibility and Understanding of Investors’ Risk Tolerance Levels Will Help Advisors Retain Assets During Turbulent Market Conditions

Recent market volatility should prompt advisors to reinforce their value proposition through proactive outreach and risk analysis

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Retail Investor Edition, 1Q 2020 Issue

March 2020, BOSTON

Who or What is to Blame for the Plight of the U.K.’s Defined Contribution Retirees?

The issues include a lack of innovative products and poor education

The Cerulli Edge―Global Edition, March 2020 Issue


Health and Hospital Systems Seek to Boost Allocations to Alternative Investments

These institutions turn to these products particularly through increases to private equity investments

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Monthly Product Trends Edition, February 2020 Issue

February 2020, Boston

Australian Investors Warm Up to Sustainable Themes

Awareness of climate change has raised the profile of ESG investments

The Cerulli Edge—Asian Monthly Product Trends, February 2020 Issue

February 2020, Singapore

Floating-Rate Funds: Still Relevant for Investors’ Diversification?

Outlook on interest rates could have little effect on popularity of such funds, but other options may hold greater appeal for European investors 

The Cerulli Edge—European Monthly Product Trends, February 2020 Issue

February 2020, London

Quality and Quantity Are Essential if Europe’s Fledgling Green Bond Market is to Keep Growing

Regulation is needed to tackle “greenwashing,” but getting the balance right will be crucial

The Cerulli Edge—Europe Edition, 1Q 2020 Issue

February 2020, London

Fixed-Indexed Annuity Products Set for Banner-Year Growth

To maintain momentum, insurers should look to new transparent designs and features that will entice new advisors and clients to the product.

The Cerulli Report—U.S. Annuity Markets 2019: Adapting to Financial Advisory Trends

February 2020, Boston

Regulation Will Be a Driver of Demand for Specific ESG Capabilities

U.K. asset managers can use the updated Stewardship Code to their benefit

The Cerulli Edge―Global Edition, February 2020 issue.

February 2020, London

OCIO Search Consultants Rise as Influential Intermediaries

Search consultants offer clients transparency in an industry that can often seem opaque.

The Cerulli Edge―U.S. Institutional Edition, 1Q 2020 issue.

February 2020, Boston

40% of Advisor-Managed Assets Could Be Better Serviced by Technology

Opportunity knocks for strategic partners that can solve advisor pain points and address technology gaps

The Cerulli Report―U.S. Advisor Metrics 2019.

February 2020, Boston

A More Diverse Advisorforce Can Help Counteract Looming Talent Shortage

As advisor retirements accelerate, so does the need for innovative recruiting and retention strategies

The Cerulli Edge―U.S. Advisor Edition, 1Q 2020 issue.

February 2020, Boston

Amid Push for Wrapper-Agnostic Products, Semi-Transparent Active ETF Filings Show Promise

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Monthly Product Trends Edition, January 2020 Issue

January 2020, Boston

Buoyant Outlook for Asia’s Insurance Annuities

Insurance annuities are likely to remain the preferred route to retirement planning

The Cerulli Edge—Asian Monthly Product Trends Edition, January 2020 Issue

January 2020, Boston

Is an Absolute Return to the Good Days Possible?

Asset managers will need to improve performance and cap strategies

The Cerulli Edge―European Monthly Product Trends, January 2020 Issue

January 2020, London

Hedge Fund ESG Activism Helps Managers Drive Change

Activists are driving shareholder value through changes at the board level

The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Asset and Wealth Management Edition, January 2020 issue

JANUARY 2020, BOSTON

As Risk Mitigation Replaces Alpha Generation, Advisors Can Miss the Forest for the Trees

After a long run-up in equity markets and given low yields, advisors are more focused on risk management, and less fixated on excess returns and alpha generation

January 2020, Boston

CITs Offer Major Cost Advantages, But Education and Transparency Will be Essential

Assets in collective investment trusts (CITs) have grown significantly in recent years due to increased demand for lower-cost vehicle options

 

August 2019, Boston

Investments & Wealth Institute 2019 Member Profile Reveals Pivot to Holistic Wealth Planning

Investments & Wealth Institute member composition is predominantly from independent channels

August 2019, DENVER/BOSTON

Almost Half of Asset Owners Are Placing High Importance on Integrating Responsible Investment Practices into Hedge Funds

Hedge fund managers face increasing demands from asset owners that want improved ESG reporting standards and increased commitment to ESG integration and engagement

Cerulli White Papers - Responsible Investment in Hedge Funds: The Growing Importance of Impact and Legacy

July 2019, Boston

Outsourced CIO at an Inflection Point

New findings from a Cerulli research survey reveal strong OCIO growth ahead, but institutions are demanding more

Research study on behalf of BlackRock: OCIO at an Inflection Point: Strong Growth Ahead, but Institutions Are Demanding More

March 2019, Boston

Money Management Institute and Cerulli Associates to Consolidate Investment Advisory Solutions Industry Data

Industry Leaders to Combine Previously Separate Efforts

August 2018, Boston

Small-Business Owners Report Greater Trust in Financial Services Companies over Associations or Government Entities to Provide Retirement Plans

Recent survey sponsored by the SPARK Institute and conducted by Cerulli Associates

April 2019, Simsbury, CT