Optimists still outweigh pessimists – but gap shrinks

PollMany investment managers are optimistic about their firm’s prospects over the next three years, according to a poll released today. But the number of managers who are not so optimistic has shot up since April and they cited uncompetitive performance and weak branding as prominent concerns. Fifty-seven per cent expressed optimism. The pessimistic portion had increased from 12% in April to 43% now. SEI conducted the poll at its annual CFO Forum for Alternative Investment Managers in London. Additionally, 44% of participants revealed that economic uncertainty will be the most significant challenge facing the industry in the near future. ©2011 funds europe

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