A recent study by Deloitte Center for Financial Services finds that investment management firms which adopt emerging technologies may separate themselves from the competitive pack as soon as next year. Alternative data seems to come first, then AI, NLP and ML, indeed, there are a whole host of acronyms promising investment firms an exciting future ahead.
According to chief economist Erik Weisman, PhD, and research analyst Sean Cameron, CFA, of MFS Investment Management, 175 securities contributed to half of the net results in 1975. In 2015, this figure had fallen to just 30 companies. They explain that economic activity has become more concentrated among fewer companies. The winners in today’s markets are larger, older, and less dynamic than their competitors.
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We’re already halfway through 2018, plus six months into MiFID II, and research unbundling has been the catalyst for significant transformation across the industry.
New rules, economics, players and the growing role of technology are already paving the way to a new investment research industry. In this brave new world, who will emerge victorious – it’s becoming patently clear that not everyone will be crossing the finish line in the race for innovation.