JP Morgan Chase Kicks and BlackRock Continues to Dominate the Fund Management Industry
JP Morgan Chase is expected to beat analyst expectations despite the low interest rates, lower net interest income, minimal credit provisions, and increasing loan deferrals. Hopes for a new stimulus bill could help banks significantly on their credit quality side as borrowers are supported and kept on their feet.
The fund management industry has experienced a widening gap between winners and losers, unleashing a wave of consolidation. Large funds like BlackRock and Vanguard have the scale needed to remain competitive, which has undermined its midsized peers who are either being absorbed by larger groups or combining to remain in the market. Pressures on fees across the board have pushed down margins and accelerated this consolidation effort. BlackRock, the world’s largest fund manager, has benefited from these industry trends especially during the pandemic. This industry is certainly one to watch.
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