M&A in Asset Management

09 Mar

Sionic Managing Partner Ashley Sheen joins Niall Hornett, EMEA Head of Fund Service at Citi Securities Services and Nik Pratt, Technology & Operations Editor, Funds Europe to discuss the operational challenges asset management firms face during mergers and acquisitions.

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According to the recent The Changing European Fund Landscape report, 90% of the industry expects the pace of asset management consolidation to increase over the coming decade. A major challenge of any merger is combining the front-office operations and back-office functions to create an operating model that can support the firms’ ambitions. However, if done correctly, the right operating model can help ensure a successful merger.  This discussion focuses on the challenges firms face when bringing operations together during a merger. Our panel will share insight on what firms approaching a merger should consider when combining operations as well as the potential opportunities that a merger presents.