U.S. Managed Accounts

Gain a complete understanding of the U.S. fee-based advisory industry, which includes sponsors (broker/dealer firms) that offer managed account programs and the asset managers that distribute them through their platforms.

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Practice Detail

The Managed Accounts practice—which analyzes 98% of managed accounts industry assets—is Cerulli’s longest-running practice with more than 20 years of historical data. It focuses on the U.S. fee-based advisory industry, with an emphasis on sponsors (broker/dealer firms) that offer managed account programs and the asset managers that distribute them through their platforms. Coverage includes the six types of managed account programs: separate account, mutual fund advisory, rep-as-portfolio-manager, rep-as-advisor, exchange-traded fund (ETF) advisory, and unified managed account (UMA) programs.


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Tom O'Shea, CFA

Tom O'Shea, CFA

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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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