London, July 13th 2023: Acuiti today launches its Asset Management Expert Network, the latest in its series of networks of senior executives focused on the global derivatives markets.
Acuiti Expert Networks provide a virtual forum through which senior executives can gauge sentiment and benchmark approaches to common challenges.
Each quarter, members of the network have the opportunity to pose questions anonymously to their peers. These questions are then sent to the network and aggregated in a quarterly report, which provides an analysis of attitudes and approaches to the challenges that network is facing at that time.
The Asset Management Expert Network is comprised of senior derivatives-focused asset management executives at firms from across the globe.
The first quarterly report was released today and covers barriers to growth, headcount, approaches to key regulatory reforms facing the market today and how asset managers view the landscape for third-party technology provision.
The key findings of the inaugural report are:
- Asset management executives see the greatest opportunities in new trading strategies and investment in technology
- Cost bases are the main challenge that network members are dealing with
- Active account proposals in EMIR 3.0 are already having an effect on firms’ euro swap holdings, with over a third moving a portion of their books to an EU CCP
- Network members are divided on T+1 settlement, with some fearing it will cause operational complications
- Tokenization is seen as a promising collateral management tool, but many still perceive it as an immature solution
“After a challenging 2022 and first half of 2023, asset managers have continued to grapple with the unpredictable market conditions caused by rising interest rates,” says Ross Lancaster, head of research at Acuiti.
“These shifts have led to reviews of asset allocation and trading strategies, as well as an increased focus on risk and collateral management. As many asset managers look to change how they position in markets, there is also a need for investment to support the systems needed to put this into place as efficiently as possible.
“At the same time, firms are preparing for a new wave of regulatory change. European authorities are preparing EMIR 3.0 and those that trade in US markets are moving towards T+1 settlement, both of which present significant challenges to asset managers.
“In this report, we take a look at approaches to these challenges and also provide the first input for our sentiment index, a quarterly measure of how asset managers are feeling about their business prospects for the quarter ahead.”
To download the full report visit https://www.acuiti.io/q2-2023-asset-management-insight-report
For more information, contact Nastja Konic
Tel.: +44 (0) 203 998 9684
Acuiti is a management intelligence platform designed to provide Senior Industry Professionals in the Derivatives Industry with high-value insight into industry-wide performance and business operations. Acuiti provides a platform through which our exclusive network of Senior Industry Executives can share and source information on day-to-day operational challenges, providing them and their management teams with increased transparency and in-depth analysis to make more informed decisions and benchmark company performance. Financial Institutions benefiting from our services include Banks, Non-bank FCMs, Brokers, Proprietary Trading Firms, Hedge Funds and Asset Managers.