Over the past 25 years, there has been no shortage of political, economic and regulatory events that have shaped the investment landscape: the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, landmark regulatory changes such as the Retail Distribution Review and MiFID II, China's ongoing shift to a services-led economy and the growth of passive investing, to name just a few.
We looked at how the cumulative AUMS of ten of the most popular equity and fixed income sectors in the Investment Association universe have grown since 1994.
As can be seen in the film, the IA North American Smaller Companies sector dwarfed its UK All Companies, UK Smaller Companies, and Europe ex UK counterparts in 1994.
The IA Emerging Markets sector did not even begin to gather assets until 1997.
Fast forward to 2019, and the IA North American Smaller Companies sector continued to garner assets at the fastest pace, having grown in size by 1,165% over the past quarter of a century.
The IA UK Smaller Companies sector was hot in its heels, having grown in AUM by 1,052% over the same time frame.
IA Europe ex UK, IA UK All Companies and IA Global Emerging Markets came in third, fourth and fifth places respectively, with increases of 622%, 415% and 370%.
Fixed income sectors found themselves at the bottom of the pack, with IA Global Bonds the only area of the market in the film not to have at least doubled its AUM over the last 25 years.
Look out for more films that mark our 25th birthday - and the seismic changes that have taken place in that time.