Opinion

Asset management and the inflation effect

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Comment by Joy Dunbar, Editor of Absolute UCITS

The implicit and explicit effects of inflation can be felt globally and for the asset management industry this creates an opportunity as well as a challenge.

On one hand, investors need investment products, with risk-adjusted performance, that beat inflation – and this is an opportunity for the alternative UCITS industry.

The industry thus has an opportunity to develop and launch new products for retail investors who want to save either into a defined contribution pension scheme or long-term savings investment vehicle.

On the other hand, the returns from asset management are being