M&A SOS: Can active fund managers buy their way back to absolute return glory?

Questioning the need for mergers

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Varghese Thomas of TradingScreen
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Varghese Thomas of TradingScreen

With central banks showing little appetite to shift away from ultra-low rates and continuous quantitative easing (QE), asset managers have been on the acquisition hunt to beef up revenues to appease disgruntled investors.

From Morgan Stanley's acquisition of ESG friendly Eaton Vance to Franklin Templeton's purchase of Legg Mason and Ares Management's proposed takeover of AMP, this flurry of deal-making begs the question:...

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