The world’s largest asset managers – 2022

The TAI / P&I 500

The Thinking Ahead Institute Pensions & Investments 500 is a joint annual research study of the world’s 500 largest asset managers (AMs). This edition covers trends and assets under management (AUM) for 2021.

Key industry observations

  • The pace of competition, consolidation and rebranding is quickening. Of the top 500 managers, almost half of the names featured on the list a decade ago, in 2012, are now absent
  • With food and energy prices hitting record highs, inflation and interest rates have become the paramount factors
  • After last year’s stellar market performance, asset managers find themselves having to weather bear markets
  • The assets represented by Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative signatories has more than doubled to USD 61.3 trillion
  • ESG regulation has become more rigorous and more prescriptive with asset managers facing growing pressure to provide more data and have transparent and effective reports
  • Hybrid working continues to gain ground and keeps evolving with the development of technology

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