Global AUM to Double by 2025

Global AUM

WHOA! Hello wealth/asset managers out there. Get ready to see worldwide AUM double by 2025. As the world experiences more growth and prosperity, people live longer and (of course) inflation juices assets, it is only natural to assume assets under management will grow. PWC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) expects the current $85 trillion AUM to hit $145 trillion in less than 10 years. Are you ready? Got your robo’s tuned up? Algo’s in place? Oh there are a couple “if’s”, like a global recession (like THAT could happen), fiat currency implosion, etc and all that “scary” stuff. But don’t spend all that potential fee income since fee compression will be very prevalent. So, party now.
(Bill Taylor/CEO)


  • “Global assets under management reached $84.9 trillion in 2016 and will therefore almost double to hit $145.4 trillion in 2025
  • The consultancy group foresees retail funds, including exchange-traded funds (ETFs), to almost double by 2025 and growing investments in alternative areas, such as real estate and land, private equity and private debt

As the world’s population starts to live longer, there’s one industry set to capitalize on retirement plans.

The asset and wealth management sector is set to reach $145.4 trillion in assets under management by 2025 as governments step back from helping people saving for retirement, a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) showed Monday.

Global assets under management reached $84.9 trillion in 2016 and will therefore almost double to hit $145.4 trillion in 2025, the latest Asset and Wealth Management Revolution report showed. This means the industry will see assets growing at a pace of 6.2 percent a year, with stronger performances in Latin America and Asia-Pacific.

“The burgeoning wealth of high-net worth individuals and the mass affluent, as well as a pronounced shift to defined contribution retirement saving, are propelling huge growth in the asset and wealth management industry,” PwC said in a statement Monday.

The consultancy group foresees retail funds, including exchange-traded funds (ETFs), to almost double by 2025 and growing investments in alternative areas, such as real estate and land, private equity and private debt…”