Amid low interest rates, the covid-19 global emergency, geopolitical friction, a continued rise in passive investment strategies, and a re-evaluation of fee structures, asset managers are being put under strain in their hunt for yields. Technology offers them the ability to achieve greater scale and to access previously unknown information to help strengthen their investment strategies.
Yet crucial questions remain. How can asset managers align technology with talent? How should they use data to contribute to alpha? How can quant tools help strengthen presence in emerging markets? And how will technology upend the industry in ten years’ time?
The COO Forum will convene chief operating officers, chief information officers and chief technology officers for a morning of manager case studies, panel discussions and a fireside chat with a major asset owner on how they view technology as competitive advantage when deciding on capital allocation.