Digital Imperatives Dominate

Survey Research Series

Digital Imperatives Dominate

Survey Research Series

August 2021


The latest chapter of “Asset Management: Transformation Is Already Here” (our far-ranging study of industry priorities) provides a detailed understanding of how digital technologies can enable organizations to drive top-line growth by transforming the client experience. Also discussed is how asset managers can meet these digital imperatives to find organic and inorganic growth.

Download to find out what asset managers said about how they utilize digital technologies to drive top-line growth by transforming the client experience. 

Data management fits into a picture of broad digital imperatives that the asset management industry must address. The need for better investment outcomes has driven the industry towards digitization for some time, but COVID-19 accelerated the trend. Business continuity and resiliency rapidly became urgent and critical, going from a sensible planning exercise to a means of keeping businesses running day-to-day. The pandemic brought the connections between better investment outcomes, better data, and transformed operations starkly into the foreground of their thinking. 

“Digital assets are here to stay.  Enabled by distributed ledger technologies, digital assets including cryptocurrencies, stablecoins as well as tokenized form of other assets will be an important part of the financial ecosystem."

— Mike Demissie, Head of Digital Assets Unit and Advanced Solutions at BNY Mellon

  • By the Numbers
  • 84%
    of respondents in our research said they are planning to develop blockchain and distributed ledger technology to synchronize data and processes.*

* As identified by survey respondents

Discover more in the Asset Management: Transformation Is Already Here survey research series 

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