Audience Poll: Investment Pros and CFA Charterholders Weigh In on Future of Asset Management

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Satyajit Das at the 66th CFA Institute Annual Conference

At the 66th CFA Institute Annual Conference in Singapore yesterday, former banker and author Satyajit Das opened his session with a series of questions about the future environment for asset managers. Using live-response audience polling technology, nearly 120 attendees responded. The takeaways? More than half of investment professionals in attendance anticipate developed market annualized equity returns of 5–10% over the next 10 years. The distribution of expected returns for emerging markets was rosier, with 42% of the delegates forecasting 5–10% — and 32% selecting 10–15%.

Meanwhile, the poll results suggest that government policy, most notably quantitative easing by central banks, continues to weigh heavily on investment professionals’ risk/reward calculus.

The results of attendee polling from the session, titled “Will You Avoid the ‘Death of Asset Management’? Surviving and Thriving in a Low-Return World,” follow below.


Poll: What are your expectations for annualized equity returns in developed markets over the next 10 years?
Poll: What are your expectations for annualized equity returns in developed markets over the next 10 years?


Poll: What are your expectations for annualized returns in emerging markets over the next 10 years?
Poll: What are your expectations for annualized returns in emerging markets over the next 10 years?


Poll: What are the greatest risks in the future for asset managers?
Poll: What are the greatest risks in the future for asset managers?


Poll: What are the major drivers of investment returns currently?
Poll: What are the major drivers of investment returns currently?


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