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To provide our clients with high quality tailored consulting and research, we need to know the financial services industry and our clients. To build lasting and profitable relationships, we dedicate ourselves to staying not just current on, but ahead of industry trends. This blog is intended to share our industry insights and, at the same time, to capture feedback from our readers.

How Do Your Digital Metrics Stack Up?

I am pleased to announce that we have launched DST kasina’s Digital Strategy Insights portal. Digital marketers in the asset management industry now have the ability to benchmark digital metrics against peers and overall industry averages – and to do so through simple data visualization powered by Tableau®. 

If you’ve ever wondered how your website or email engagement compare to your competitors, we can provide such insight. Filtering and drill-down options within the portal can help answer more specific questions, such as:

How does traffic to your product info compare? What about traffic to product info from search engines, or email? And traffic to product info from email via smartphone? How engaged does this traffic tend to be?

Practical Insight on Industry Trends Included

Subscribers not only receive access to this benchmarking portal but a monthly set of research articles on digital trends and tactical recommendation... [read more]

Can Asset Managers Find Balance in a Changing Landscape?

I’ve spent a lot of my time over the last few months thinking about the future of asset management and trying to understand how asset managers, and specifically their distribution organizations, can weather the forces that might disrupt the industry.

Trends in the industry will push and pull everyone in new directions. Some of these forces will have a revolutionary impact on the structure and operations of industry players, while others will shift the balance of power. 

Within these forces are polarities:  stricter regulation vs. deregulation, active vs. passive management, the needs of those who invest today vs. those who will invest tomorrow, the need for growth vs. margin pressure – to name a few.

There are many forces at play, and they each have implications for industry players.

A Lesson From Architecture

Buildings and bridges are designed to bend in the wind. Architects... [read more]

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