The past year has seen the institutional asset management industry embrace change at lightning speed, with investors going digital overnight and sustainability being pushed to the top of asset managers' agenda. This report, featuring some of the winners in the service provider categories at the Institutional Asset Manager Awards 2021, details the ways asset managers adapted to the changing environment, and how their service provider partners supported this transition.
The 'Service Provider Insights 2021' special report comprises eight separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
2021 has already been a remarkable year of reinvention in the asset management industry, after the disruptions and unpredictability of the last year.
RepRisk: Best ESG Data Provider — Can you outline the asset management industry trends that have been driving growth and development within your firm over the past year?
Copper.co: Best Digital Assets Service Provider — The past year has seen digital assets join the mainstream investment world, as investors began to view crypto assets not merely as a short-term fad, but instead as a long-term, sustainable asset class.
Albourne: Best Investment Consultant* — Can you outline the asset management industry trends that have been driving growth and development within your firm over the past year?
S&P Global Market Intelligence: Best Data & Analytics Provider — Data proved more crucial than ever for asset managers over the past year, as markets reacted to a global pandemic, damaged supply chains, and recent vaccination drives.
TS Imagine: Best Risk Management Software Provider — The past year has accelerated the evolution of the asset management industry, as firms have contended with volatile markets, a remote workforce, and continued cost pressure.
Prosek Partners: Best PR & Communications — Firm Managing a brand in today’s fast-paced digital landscape, in which firms are increasingly being held to account for their impact on the world, means that asset managers are having to adopt a more sophisticated approach to communications.
Jensen Partners: Best Recruitment Consultant — The past year has seen alternative asset management firms sharpening their focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). As many firms look to launch new strategies and build new teams, finding diverse candidates to fill these positions is becoming a significant priority. Jensen Partners, winner of Best Recruitment Consultant, is ahead of the curve in its offering to clients looking to improve DEI within their firms.