A recent article in FundFire noted the possible dwindling relevance of RFPs in the manager selection process and speculates that future business is likely to be dominated by large investment managers due to the intensive information sharing process large managers bring to the table that creates a comfort level with many institutional investors.
Having information at your fingertips has been traditionally an advantage of only the very large investment management firms with legions of staff and large technology budgets.
This does not have to be the case.
With iPM Epic our vision is to put big data technology in the hands of our clients regardless of AUM. By doing so, small and mid size asset managers have the same competitive advantage of the largest firms. Moreover, small to mid size firms using big data technology are likely to be not only more competitive, but more profitable than the largest asset managers.