Top Asset Management Firms

Asset Management firms are companies that invests its clients’ pooled fund into securities that match its declared financial objectives. This is a list of top asset management firms of the world. Asset management companies provide investors with more diversification and investing options than they would have by themselves & attain their investment goals by proper management of assets.
There are a large number of asset management firms operating all over the world. These asset management firms are famous for providing professional financial services to the corporations and finance companies on the management of their assets. Thetop asset management firms of the world offer professional management services for managing the shares and bonds of their clients.

The clients of the asset management firms may be insurance companies, corporations, pension funds or individual investors. The primary goal behind the service of the asset management firms is to help the investors attain their investment goals by proper management of assets.

Services like wealth management and portfolio management are also offered by the asset management firms to their clients. Asset management is nothing but the investment management of collective investments of the companies.
The asset management firms recruit proficient and knowledgeable investment managers to take the financial decisions.

The investment managers are responsible for managing the assets of the companies and funds in the most feasible way so that the investment ensures maximum profit on a given condition. For a fee, the asset management firmprovides more diversification, liquidity, and professional management consulting service than is normally available to individual investors. The diversification of portfolio is done by investing in such securities which are inversely correlated to each other. They collect money from investors by way of floating various mutual fund schemes.

Top Asset Management Firms:

Below is the list of Top 40 Top asset management firms Rank according to there Assets under management.

Rank Company Country Assets under management, US$b Balance sheet
1 BlackRock US 4770 3/31/2015
2 Vanguard Group US 3149 12/31/2014
3 State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) US 2440 3/31/2015
4 Fidelity Investments US 2025 12/31/2014
5 Allianz Asset Management (AAM) Germany 1949 12/31/2014
6 J.P. Morgan Asset Management US 1760 3/31/2015
7 BNY Mellon Investment Management US 1740 3/31/2015
8 PIMCO (Pacific Investment Management Company) (1) US 1590 3/31/2015
9 Credit Suisse Group Switzerland 1420 3/31/2015
10 AXA Group France 1383 12/31/2014
11 Capital Group US 1397 12/31/2014
12 Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management Germany 1255 3/31/2015
13 Prudential Financial US 1204 3/31/2015
14 BNP Paribas France 1049 3/31/2015
15 Amundi (2) France 1033 3/31/2015
16 Goldman Sachs Group US 1029 3/31/2015
17 Northern Trust US 960.1 3/31/2015
18 Wellington Management Company US 939 3/31/2015
19 Bank of America US 902.9 12/31/2014
20 Franklin Resources (Franklin Templeton Investments) US 894.9 4/30/2015
21 Natixis Global Asset Management France 887.6 3/31/2015
22 TIAA-CREF US 866 3/31/2015
23 Invesco Ltd US 810.9 4/30/2015
24 T. Rowe Price US 772.7 3/31/2015
25 MetLife US 771.6 12/31/2014
26 Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) UK 739 12/31/2014
27 Prudential plc UK 734.5 12/31/2014
28 Legg Mason, Inc US 706.8 4/30/2015
29 Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Japan 682 12/31/2014
30 UBS Global Asset Management Switzerland 680 3/31/2015
31 Mass Mutual US 651 12/31/2014
32 Manulife Financial Canada 648.1 3/31/2015
33 Sun Life Financial Canada 641.5 3/31/2015
34 Ameriprise Financial US 643.1 3/31/2015
35 Affiliated Managers Group (AMG) US 638 3/31/2015
36 Generali Group Italy 553.3 3/31/2015
37 Principal Financial US 530 3/31/2015
38 Wells Fargo US 493 3/31/2015
39 Schroders UK 472.4 3/31/2015
40 HSBC Global Asset Management UK 454 12/31/2014


The asset management firms also offer asset management services to the companies in order to maximize the return of the company. It can also be an account at a financial institution that includes services like checking services, debit cards, credit cards, and margin loans and also brokerage services. It has been seen that the services offered by the top asset management firms are for high net-worth clients.

The process of asset management includes keeping the records of assets of the companies. The asset management system is believed to have evolved from the maintenance management systems. The main principle of maintenance management is to use work orders for the predictive and preventive maintenance.

Some of the top asset management firms of the world are – UBS AG, State Street Global Advisors, Fidelity Investments, BlackRock, Barclays Global Investors, JPMorgan Chase, Legg Mason, etc.

Over the last two years, many cases of misconduct have led to intense scrutiny of the asset management industry by regulatory authorities around the world. Keeping pace with the wave of new regulations is a challenge for every firm, but especially for smaller firms, which lack economies of scale.

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Last Updated on : 27th June 2013