Key trends in Managed account webinar
Webinar Recording

Key Trends in U.S. Managed Accounts

August 12, 2020

Platform consolidation initiatives at sponsor firms have slowed as the SEC’s Regulation Best Interest (BI) has caused senior leaders to direct their attention toward compliance oversight.

Tom O'Shea, CFA

Tom O'Shea, CFA

Research Director

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Tom O'Shea, CFA

Tom O'Shea, CFA

Research Director

Tom has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Cerulli, Tom was an Investment Product Manager at Fidelity’s Global Asset Allocation Division, where he played a leadership role in the ongoing development of Fidelity Personalized Portfolios, Fidelity’s Unified Managed Account (UMA) for retail customers. He also led the investment managers in creating the Breckenridge Municipal Portfolio, Fidelity’s first separate account for consumers managed by a third party. Before working on the retail side of Fidelity, Tom built and led the team that developed Fidelity’s Separate Account Network for registered investment advisors (RIAs), and his group partnered with a third party wrap sponsor to create Managed Account Resources, a UMA platform for RIAs.

Tom began his career in high tech, working in sales, business development, and product management at a number of software firms, including Lotus Development Corporation.

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Matt Belnap

Matt Belnap

Senior Analyst

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Matt Belnap

Matt Belnap

Senior Analyst

As a senior analyst, Matt plays a critical role in developing research across the retail financial services spectrum, including wealth management, managed accounts, and product development. Matt contributes to nine Cerulli reports across three research practices and manages The Cerulli Edge—U.S. Advisor quarterly publication.

Matt began his career in financial services at Eaton Vance investment management, serving in a variety of roles, ranging from shareholder services, to institutional marketing, and in competitive analysis seeking strategic distribution opportunities.

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Summary

Platform consolidation initiatives at sponsor firms have slowed as the SEC’s Regulation Best Interest (BI) has caused senior leaders to direct their attention toward compliance oversight. What does this mean for platform consolidation and program rationalization initiatives and how are players in the managed account ecosystem responding? Explore the impacts of this trend and more with Cerulli’s Tom O’Shea, director, and Matt Belnap, senior analyst.


This presentation addresses:

  • The top priorities for managed account sponsors and asset managers

  • Changes advisors plan to make in their use of managed accounts platforms The effects of the COVID-19 market correction on the priorities of managed account sponsors

  • Anticipated changes to investment vehicles in managed accounts and implications for managers and sponsors

  • The rising importance of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) solutions across sponsors and managers

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