FundFire: OCIO Asset Growth to Outpace Broader Industry: Cerulli

February 25, 2019

Asset managers are taking note

In a summary of Cerulli’s latest research report, FundFire describes continued OCIO growth in the institutional marketplace. Cerulli predicts it is growing faster than the overall institutional asset management industry, with inflows as new business. 

"Services that people offer beyond just the investment component will become important differentiators."

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OCIO growth opportunities are coming from: 

  • The large range of institutional investors looking to outsource
  • The shift from mid-sized defined benefit and corporate plan sponsors to now include nonprofits, healthcare organizations and larger size portfolios
  • Favorable market conditions over the past 7 years

Mike Cagnina, vice president and managing director of SEI's Institutional group, believes there will ultimately be a peak in the number of providers. 

"I think the services that people offer beyond just the investment component will become important differentiators," he says.

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