Looking ahead: A survey of expectations

The funds industry is in flux. As regulatory costs force established players to consolidate, innovations such as exchange-traded funds and cryptocurrencies threaten to seize an ever-greater market share. Funds Europe, in association with CACEIS, surveyed the industry to determine how the funds world will develop. Among the highlights of this survey:
      85% of respondents say traditional asset managers must redefine their offering to meet current investor demands
      Environmental, social and governance (ESG) is viewed as the fund type most likely to attract product development by traditional asset managers
     69% of respondents say investor appetite for illiquid funds is rising
     24% believe cryptocurrency funds are a viable fund type in the long term
     40% expect strong growth in infrastructure assets and 36% expect strong growth in private debt

A total of 206 funds professionals participated in the online survey. See ‘survey methodology’ for more information. We would also like to thank our panel of experts for giving their views on the findings.

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