As MMI kicks off its 25th anniversary celebration, we’re pleased to present the First Quarter 2022 edition of the MMI Journal of Investment Advisory Solutions. Now in its fifth year, the Journal showcases forward-thinking research reports and articles on key trends that are shaping the future of investment advice and solutions.
MMI and Cerulli Associates announce the release of the Q4 2021 edition of Advisory Solutions Quarterly, which provides statistics on the managed accounts industry as of December 31, 2021. On the back of a roaring equity market, managed account assets closed out 2021 at an all-time high of $10.7 trillion. Industry assets grew 5.9% during Q4 compared to growth of 2.4% in Q3, although flows were more muted at $177 billion compared to $213 billion in Q3.
MMI and Cerulli Associates announce the release of the Q3 2021 edition of Advisory Solutions Quarterly, which provides statistics on the managed accounts industry. Though managed account assets grew in the third quarter, the 2.4% quarter-over quarter growth is less than one third of the 7.9% expansion the industry experienced during 2Q 2021. An equity market pullback in September 2021, as well as slightly more muted net flows, created a third quarter of modest growth.
The first paper in a two-part series produced by MMI and FUSE Research Network, the report examines the factors driving the surge of industry interest in – and activity centered around – direct indexing. While direct indexing has been available to HNW clients and institutional investors for decades, the advent of commission-free trading and fractional shares, coupled with advances in technology, has helped to bring the strategy down market to retail investors.
Client and advisor expectations with respect to technology have been heightened during the pandemic – making the digital tools and resources that a firm provides critical to the satisfaction and engagement of both clients and advisors. Approximately two-thirds of clients are open to conducting more wealth management activities using a combination of online and offline channels with their advisor, reserving in-person meetings for more complex discussions.
MMI and Cerulli Associates announce the release of the Q2 2021 edition of Advisory Solutions Quarterly, which provides statistics on the managed accounts industry as of June 30, 2021. Managed account industry assets closed the second quarter at $9.9 trillion, and net flows grew for the fifth consecutive quarter to $256 billion.
The Third Quarter 2021 edition of the MMI Journal of Investment Advisory Solutions addresses these areas: the “next” normal, the acceleration of digitalization, the continued evolution of ESG investing, cryptocurrency as an asset class, and other thought-provoking topics of special interest to the investment advisory community.
The future of financial planning is becoming digitized—and pandemic-induced behaviors are likely to persist. Our latest research insights—based on survey feedback from 1,500 investors and 1,405 financial advisors across the United States—identify which aspects of pandemic-era wealth management should be retained and which could be improved as normal life returns.
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The second paper in the 2021 four-part series—based on survey feedback from 1,500 investors and 1,405 financial advisors across the United States—identifies which aspects of pandemic-era wealth management should be retained and which could be improved as normal life returns.
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