The fourth edition of the Swiss Asset Management Study shows once again that asset management is a strongly growing sector of the Swiss financial center. The Institute of Financial Services Zug IFZ, part of Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, and the Asset Management Association Switzerland have produced a new edition of the Swiss Asset Management Study providing a comprehensive overview on asset management in Switzerland.
It shows the following:
A new high in AuM despite COVID-19
Assets under Management (AuM) managed in Switzerland grew by 10.6% in 2020 to a record:
CHF 2.79 trillion due to high net inflows and recovering financial markets in Q2–Q3 2020.
Substantial Net New Assets in 2020:
Net inflows of CHF 100 billion across all asset classes and segments boosted AuM by 4 percent.
Sustainable investment is evaluated as the most important opportunity in the industry:
Asset managers could play a key role in fighting climate change by implementing ESG considerations into every phase of the investment process and facilitating the transformation to a more sustainable economy by directing capital flows towards sustainable investments. A persistently strong client demand, risk considerations and regulatory requirements are key drivers for this development.
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