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Indian Wealth Management Forum 2019 - Highlights - Lakshmi Iyer

Lakshmi Iyer

Chief Investment Officer (Debt) & Head Products

Kotak Mahindra Asset Management

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  • 1. What are the challenges and opportunities for this industry?

    I think the biggest challenge that the asset management industry is likely to face over the next few years is that of polarization, which means a good bit of consolidation happening with the mutual fund manufacturers. On the investment side, we see a good bit of alpha generating challenges, specifically on the equity side, so how to really co-exist, active versus passive. And, of course, last but not the least, within the fixed income, how to reposition high yield funds or credit funds, and bring back the investor confidence, which is shaken a bit. I think these are the immediate concerns and the challenges the industry is likely to grapple with in the months and weeks ahead.