Donald Trump means more upheaval for the asset management industry

The following is an article that I wrote for eFinancialcareers on the potential impact of a Trump Presidency on the asset management industry.

For the U.S. institutional asset management industry that is already dealing with significant change, including the decline of traditional defined benefit (DB) pension plans to name just one, the election of Donald Trump is likely to create further disarray. First and foremost, there is great uncertainty as to his support – or lack thereof – for the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule, over which the wealth management industry is divided.

Add this unknown to the impact on the financial services industry from changing demographics, new technology, consumer demands and a Trump presidency and we have a situation that is likely to shake traditional buy-side and less-nimble sell-side firms to their core.

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