Speculation is swirling about Prudential's plans for its Asian asset management arm after it parted ways with three top executives. AsianInvestor outlines various potential outcomes.
Amid the industry-wide criticisms being levelled at the Australian superannuation industry are claims that both funds and super players need to merge together. It won't be easy.
Further fund manager consolidation could focus on asset management arms of life insurers that have been affected by new risk based capital rules.
A combination of factors are squeezing the margins of asset managers, and leading more to consider mergers to cut costs and attract more investors.
Natixis's acquisition of MV Credit shows how asset managers are bulking up their private market capabilities as investor demand grows for non-traditional, higher-yielding assets.
Fiera Capital is eyeing a dozen potential acquisitions globally, targeting a 50% AUM increase by 2020 as the need for more scale and alt asset expertise grows across the funds industry.