Clearstream Jan 2020

Foreword and highlights

Bernard Tancré, Executive Director, Head of Investment Fund Services, Clearstream Overall success in fund distribution is built on a strong reputation for asset safety, flexible...

Stepping up to the plate

The term “fund platform” is widely used in the asset management industry, but without common agreement about what it does. In simple terms, a...

Growth of assets on fund platforms

Respondents anticipate that assets under administration on fund platforms are likely to rise over the coming three years in their country or region. More...

Meeting customer expectations

Which services do fund platform operators deliver well? And where can fund platform operators improve to meet the service expectations of their users? The...

Disrupting the platform market

When asked to identify what the major sources of disruption will be to the fund platform marketplace (fig 11), respondents said that technology companies...

Conclusion

The survey finds that the majority of respondents define a “fund platform” to be more than a sales function. Asset managers are seeking space...

What the experts say

A panel of experts was asked to comment on key questions from the survey. How will the market for third-party fund distribution develop over the...

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