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73% of institutional investors think technological advances will reshape the industry in seven years: Fidelity

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Many institutional investors believe they are on the cusp of a seismic shift in the industry from tech disruptions, according to a new survey from Fidelity.

Fidelity Global Institutional Investor Survey 2018 said that in an environment that is already drastically changing -due to cyclical volatility, geopolitical risks, and monetary policy, just to name a few factors - the ground beneath investors is poised for dramatic transformation.

"Those who are not prepared may be left behind. But those at the cutting edge may be courting unexpected risk" warns the survey, titled 'The Future of Investment Management', which focused on what the world of investing could look like in 2025, seven years from now.

73 percent of institutional investors among 900 institutions across 25 countries surveyed think technological advances - such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, portfolio construction with a fintech startup - will reshape the industry in seven years.

"The changes, they say, will redefine the investment landscape for the next generation and influence every facet of their businesses, from asset allocation and risk management to human resources and operations. Perhaps most telling, relationships between institutions and investment partners will evolve as technology enhances, though never replaces, the human touch.

Technology to influence all facets of markets and investing

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