Passive managers saw greater growth, 19.5%, than the total universe of the world’s largest 500 managers in 2017. Overall assets rose 15.6%.
Total assets run by leading passive money managers grew 9.9% in 2016 to $16.7 trillion, a faster rate than growth across the world's largest 500 money managers, the latest ranking by Willis Towers Watson PLC and Pensions & Investments shows.
Assets run by the world’s 500 largest money managers declined in 2015, for the first time since 2011, as volatility, insourcing and other trends take hold, the latest annual Pensions & Investments/Willis Towers Watson ranking shows.
For the first time in a decade, midsize managers are beginning to feel the squeeze, the Pensions & Investments/Towers Watson World 500 ranking of money managers shows.
Total assets under management of the top 500 money managers broke through pre-crisis levels with a combined $76.5 trillion for calendar year 2013, according to the Pensions & Investments/Towers Watson World 500 ranking of money managers.
Total assets under management of the largest 500 money managers worldwide jumped 8.2% to $68 trillion in 2012, with U.S.-based managers controlling the largest market share in a decade, according to the Pensions & Investments/Towers Watson World 500 ranking.
Gains in fixed income fail to offset equity declines as top 500 managers' assets fall 2.5% in 2011.
Total assets under management of the largest 500 money managers in the world edged 4.4% higher, to $64.7 trillion, in 2010, according to the annual Pensions & Investments/Towers Watson World 500 ranking.
Total assets under management in the P&I/ Towers Watson 500 ranking grew 16.1% in 2009 to $61.96 trillion, compared with a decline of 23.1% the previous year.
Barclays Global Investors is still the world's largest money manager, despite an asset decline of $562.4 billion in 2008, according to the annual Pensions & Investments/Watson Wyatt Worldwide global 500 ranking.