M&A: Better together

Merger1The deal between Martin Currie and PK Investment Management, which Funds Europe reported yesterday, represents continued corporate activity in the asset management sector. The latest issue of Funds Europe magazine reports on M&A in asset management. In the article, we talk to Pierre Servant, chief executive officer of Nataxis Global Asset Management, among other players. “We spend a lot of time discussing with management if the culture is going to fit,” he says. His firm acquired French boutique DNCA last year, a firm with €17 billion in assets under management. ©2016 funds europe

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