Millennials and their impact on the investment management industry: Innovators in investing

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By John Siciliano, Managing Director, Asset Management Advisory and Global Strategy Lead – Over the next decade, the average investor base profile will change dramatically as the Baby Boomer generation ages, and as Gen X and Gen Y assume more significant roles in the global economy. Known as “Millennials,” they represent the next big wave […]

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Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2015

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By Mitch Roschelle, US Real Estate Advisory Practice Leader – With just over two months left in the year, 2014 has seemingly flown by.  This summer, our team was hard at work coordinating interviews and surveying hundreds of leading real estate experts to help develop the 36th edition of Emerging Trends in Real Estate®.  I […]

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AM Product Engineering: Is there an Active ETF Tsunami Looming?

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By Jay A. Burstell, Managing Director, Asset and Wealth Management Advisory – The Active ETF (AETF) is a key new product category, which has the potential to significantly re-shape the asset management sector. Both investors and asset managers have vested interests in this new product category.  Investors are seeking to benefit from active management at […]

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Cyber attackers turn their focus on hedge funds

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By Tim Mueller, PwC US Alternative Asset Management Consulting Leader, and Michael Corcione, Director of Advisory Services – Summer has come to a close and vacation season is over. Workers are back in full force and businesses are at full throttle. However, there is one occupation which never takes vacations and is always pressing hard […]

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4 trends that may drive new growth in hedge fund administration

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By Julien Courbe, US Advisory Leader, Asset Management -  Hedge fund administration (HFA), or back-office outsourcing, is at a crossroads.  There’s little doubt it’s a maturing industry, as over 80% of hedge fund AUM is already administered by a third party.  However, competitive forces are shaping the asset management industry and we’ve found that four […]

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10 touchpoints to consider when launching a liquid alts fund

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By Anthony Conte, Principal, Regulatory Services and John Siciliano, Managing Director, Asset Management Advisory and Global Strategy Lead – The significant growth in retail demand for liquid alts funds presents opportunity for both specialist alternatives managers and generalist mutual fund managers. But these alternative funds have more complex investment strategies than traditional mutual funds, which […]

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Student housing market growing in popularity with investors

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By Byron Carlock Jr., US Real Estate Practice Leader – As the recovery cycle continues, the market similarly continues to indicate it may be a good time to invest in real estate.  An area of growing popularity within the real estate investing community includes student housing – a timely topic as the nation’s college students […]

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Industry game changer: Asset management moves center stage

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By John Siciliano, Managing Director, Asset Management Advisory and Global Strategy Lead – AM has long been in the shadows of its cousins in the banking and insurance industries. By 2020, it will have emerged definitively from their shadows. Historically, banks have dominated the financial landscape and traditionally been innovators, as well as first movers. At […]

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Active ETFs: Waiting in the Wings

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By Nigel Brashaw, Asset Management Partner – After being available to U.S. investors for approximately six years, active ETFs sport asset levels similar to those seen in passive ETFs after the same amount of time. Daily portfolio transparency requirements have proven to be a key stumbling block to the growth and innovation of active ETFs […]

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Re-thinking the Asset Management Middle Office

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By Jay A. Burstell, Managing Director, Asset and Wealth Management Advisory Both during and following the global financial crisis, many asset managers have scrambled to protect their margins in response to increased operating complexities and other competitive pressures. While many have focused on reducing the costs associated with their middle-office functions, in reality most have […]

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