Completed between December 2015 and January 2016, the buy-side survey—now in its fourth year—provides a fascinating insight into current data management priorities and drivers for asset managers and owners.
Growing diversity in investment strategies and intense regulation are forcing asset managers to take a new approach to data management and data governance. The RIMES Survey reveals that more firms are now prioritizing data governance in their organization (63 percent in 2016 versus 58 percent last year). Complexity wrought by increasing investment activity in non-traditional assets and markets coupled with a growing body of legislation are leading firms to increase their focus on good data governance.
In spite of this focus, more than half of asset management firms admit that data governance remains a work in progress (60%), with a further 23 percent stating their data governance is only emergent.