This is a report published by Elevandi's partner organisation: SIX Group. For the global Cornerstones for Growth study, part of the Future of Finance series, Censuswide on behalf of SIX surveyed portfolio managers, asset allocators, and hedge fund managers across 300 international financial institutions in the UK, the US, Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland.
Cornerstones for Growth is the latest report in the Future of Finance series from SIX. Looking specifically at buy-side market participants, it gauges the growth drivers and challenges surrounding mass institutional adoption of two developing and topical areas: digital assets and ESG investing.
There are some notable similarities around the drivers and challenges in both areas. However, there are also important differences, reflective of how advanced each market has become. According to the survey participants, the digital assets sector is experiencing rapid evolution and holds immense potential. However, they emphasized the need for effective and secure market infrastructure to boost confidence and accelerate its growth. ESG investing is more established among buy-side institutions, with the focus now on high-quality data and the mechanisms needed to report accurately and compliantly in a changing regulatory landscape.