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The main issues within the IT sector in the UK

The growth of the digital economy and the pace at which new technologies are emerging mean that IT and computing graduates are more valuable to employers than ever before. There is a skills shortage in the IT sector, particularly in a number of key roles.

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Business plan writing purposes and mistakes to avoid

Before taking the journey of business plan writing, you should think of the purpose why you are writing it.As an entrepreneur, you should ask yourself" How this plan can help me grow my small business?

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Asset Management in the UK _ Market size

As of September 2016, the number of authorized asset management firms that operated within the UK stood at 1840, having increased 2% from a rough 1800 in 2014. 

As of 2014, classified to the IA sectors, there were an additional 104 newly introduced funds that generated an additional £60 billion in sales and investment over the period of that year. In the following year 2015, an additional 175 new funds were introduced into the UK asset management sector. Within these newly introduced funds, it is evidenced by the FCA, that equities are predominantly the most common asset class. It is still suggested by the FCA that the asset management sector will continue to grow, not only in terms of AUM but also in terms of net inflow into funds. 

The top 10 asset managers have under their management around 47% of the total market's assets under management. This has remained a fairly constant phenomenon since the early 1990’s, although the top 10 asset managers have changed over time. However, it is shown that this market share can vary dependent upon the subsector that is being referred to. For example, within the sector of liability driven mandates (LDM), the top three asset management firms would account for a rough 90% of the speculative value of assets under management.
The market for pooled investment mandates, although being less concentrated than LDM’s, would still account for 75% concentration across the top three asset managers.

Based off of the most recent data acquired by the FCA the UK, as of the end of 2014, hit an all-time record with a recorded £6.8trillion in assets under management in the UK fund industry, of which £5.7 trillion was managed by Investment Association members.

Howeve , TheCityUK estimates that funds managed in the UK increased by between 4% and 5% in the first half of 2015 to around £7.1 trillion, with the full year increase likely to have reached over 9%. This makes the UK the second largest global center for fund management, falling behind the USA, with 6.6% of the total global assets under management.

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Asset Management in the UK (2016)

As reported by the FCA, as of November 2016, there were 1,840 asset management firms authorized within the vicinity of the UK. Within this sector in the UK, there are around £6.9 trillion of assets under management (AUM). The retail sector accounts for around £1tn of these assets and around £3tn of this is managed on behalf of pension funds and various other institutional investors, such as hedge funds, REITs, and insurance companies. It can be estimated that the final sum of around £2.7tn managed within the UK is on behalf of overseas clients.

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