The struggle to survive: Asset management M&A set to pick up

Perfect storm of cost saving and regulatory burden behind deals

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Pressure mounts on boutique firms to survive while larger names thrive
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Pressure mounts on boutique firms to survive while larger names thrive

Asset management merger and acquisition (M&A) activity has lagged previous years in terms of deal volume so far in 2020, but the value of deals is expected to pick up as consolidation continues and boutique firms face growing pressures to sell up.

Recent years have seen a trend of active managers merging or buying smaller competitors in order to drive cost savings amid increasing regulatory burdens and competition, while standing alone has become...

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