The MFWire
Manage Email Alerts | Sponsorships | About MFWire | Who We Are

Subscribe to MFWire.com's News Alerts [click]

Rating:Seven Asset Management Trends, As Viewed From the Top Not Rated 4.0 Email Routing List Email & Route  Print Print
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Seven Asset Management Trends, As Viewed From the Top

Reported by Neil Anderson, Managing Editor

A top executive at an asset management titan is digging into the history of investment management to better predict what's next for the industry.

Ronald N. Kahn
Global Head of Scientific Equity Research
Ronald Kahn, managing director and global head of scientific equity research at BlackRock [profile], has written a new book, The Future of Investment Management, confirms Bud Haslett, executive director of the CFA Institute Research Foundation. The foundation, a research arm of the CFA Institute, published the new book.

The book looks all the way back to the Netherlands in the 18th century. Kahn digs into seven industry trends — the active to passive shift, increasing competition, fee compression, changes to the market, big data, smart beta, and values-based investing — to offer a glimpse of what the industry might look like over the next five to ten years. Haslett describes the book as having "global relevance," while BlackRock artificial intelligence lab chief Stephen Boyd (an electrical engineering professor at Stanford) sees Kahn as taking "the long and wide view of the field, weaving prehistory, recent trends, and the future into one coherent story."

The foundation is pitching Kahn's message as an optimistic one, a view of an industry facing disruption that also presents "great opportunities, particularly for those just entering the profession." Yet BlackRock is the largest asset manager in the world and the largest ETF provider in the world, perhaps giving Kahn a different perspective than fundsters elsewhere.

An alumnus of both Princeton and Harvard, Kahn has spent two decades at BlackRock. Prior to that he worked at MSCI. In addition to working at BlackRock, he also teaches at UC Berkeley. 

Stay ahead of the news ... Sign up for our email alerts now

 Do You Recommend This Story?

Return to Top
 News Archives
2022: Q2Q1
2021: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2020: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2019: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2018: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2017: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2016: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2015: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2014: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2013: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2012: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2011: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2010: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2009: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2008: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2007: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2006: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2005: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2004: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2003: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2002: Q4Q3Q2Q1
 Subscribe via RSS:
Add to My Yahoo!
follow us in feedly

  1. 2022 ICI Leadership Summit, May 25-26
  2. ALFI Roadshow to New York, May 25
  3. 2022 IDC Fund Directors Workshop, May 26
  4. Irish Funds Annual Global Funds Conference 2022, May 30-31
  5. WealthManagement Edge, May 31 - June 3
  6. MFDF 2022 Fund Governance and Regulatory Insights Conference, Jun 8-9
  7. 28th annual Expect Miracles East Coast Classic, June 9
  8. 2022 Sohn Investment Conference, June 9
  9. IDC webinar - Cybersecurity for Fund Boards: The Current Landscape, June 9
  10. MMI webinar - Driving Business Value with Artificial Intelligence & Data, June 15
  11. MFDF webinar - Key Takeaways From Morningstar's 2021 Annual Fund Fee Study, June 16
  12. MFDF Director Discussion Series - Open Forum (Chicago), June 21
  13. 2022 MMI Emerging Asset Managers Forum, June 23
  14. MFDF In Focus: Capitol Hill, A Conversation with Congressman Bryan Steil, June 28
  15. Financial Planning INVEST, Jun 28-29
  16. MFDF webinar - Differentiating Mutual-Fund-to-ETF Conversions, July 19
  17. MFDF Director Discussion Series - Open Forum (New York), July 20
  18. 2022 MMI Distribution Leadership Forum, Jul 20-21
  19. MFDF webinar - Fund Boards' Oversight of Investment Performance, July 28
  20. MFDF webinar - Performance, Perception and Manager Selection, September 14
  21. 2022 ICI Tax and Accounting Conference, Sep 18-21
  22. 5th annual Expect Miracles Atlantic Coast Classic, October 3
  23. Nicsa Fearless Leadership Symposium, Oct 6-7
  24. 2022 MMI Annual Conference, Oct 19-21
  25. 2022 IDC Fund Directors Conference, Oct 24-26
  26. 18th annual Expect Miracles Wine & Spirits Event, October 27

©All rights reserved to InvestmentWires, Inc. 1997-2022
14 Wall Street | 20th Floor | New York, NY 10005 | P: 212-331-8968 | F: 212-331-8998
Privacy Policy :: Terms of Use