SURVEY FINDINGS

SURVEY FINDINGS

IMAS 2022 INVESTMENT MANAGERS’ OUTLOOK SURVEY

According to the Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS) 2022 Investment Managers’ Outlook Survey, asset managers expect global economic growth to normalize and remain robust. Inflation worries feature prominently as well; and members expect the US Federal Reserve to react with two 25 basis point rate hikes in 2022.

IMAS 2021 INVESTMENT MANAGERS’ OUTLOOK SURVEY

According to the Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS) 2021 Investment Managers’ Outlook Survey, half of the survey respondents expect economic growth to accelerate going forward. After one of the shortest and deepest global recessions, the ongoing government spending and easing Central Bank policy, coupled with the roll-out of vaccines, has instilled greater confidence among fund managers and investors.

Previous Investment Managers’ Outlook Survey

Now in its fifth year, the IMAS 2020 Investment Managers’ Outlook Survey takes the pulse from senior investment professionals of the biggest challenges, trends and developments in the investment management industry in Singapore. It identifies the top geopolitical and economic concerns, dominant strategies, and growth drivers for fund managers in the year ahead. This year’s survey gathered responses from 53 respondents who are mainly CEOs and CIOs of fund management companies based in Singapore.

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The 2019 results showed increasing demands for innovative products, the adoption of ESG investments and the use of FinTech in fund distribution channels are key drivers of growth for the next 3 years. Investment managers remain upbeat about new distribution channels and technologies and look to leverage on FinTech as a competitive differentiator driving the next evolution of the investment management industry.

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Political risks and security tensions, as well as uncertainty in US politics, were identified as key concerns, according to the Investment Management Association of Singapore (“IMAS”) annual survey. Multi-asset strategies were expected to be the top strategy of choice by Singapore investment managers in 2018.

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Further political uncertainty in Europe tops the list of concerns for Singapore investment managers for 2017, according to a survey conducted by the Investment Management Association of Singapore (“IMAS”). This replaces slowing growth in China which topped the annual survey of IMAS members a year ago.

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China’s slowdown biggest concern for Singapore’s asset managers in 2016. Increased global regulation and higher governance costs cited as most likely to impact asset managers’ businesses.

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