The global mutual fund transfer agent market is estimated to value US$ 2.9 Bn in 2017, and is projected to register a CAGR of 5.6% in terms of value during forecast period 2017–2026. The report offers in-depth insights, revenue details, and other vital information regarding the global mutual fund transfer agent market, and the various trends, drivers, restraints, opportunities, and threats in the target market till 2026. The report includes PEST analysis, Porter’s Five Forces analysis, and opportunity map analysis for in-depth understanding of the market. The report offers insightful and detailed information regarding the various key players operating in the global mutual fund transfer agent market, their financials, technological innovations, key developments, apart from future strategies, SWOT analysis, acquisitions & mergers, and market footprint. The global mutual fund transfer agent market is segmented on the basis of region.
A customer or investor in mutual funds performs a number of transactions such as buying, selling, switching units, and other request services on a daily basis. Every mutual fund institute maintains a record of all such transactions, and would become a burden for mutual fund institutes to manage all these daily transactions independently. Due to certain constraints on resources such as manpower and time, it may get outsourced to an external agency. In addition, these agencies can directly handle these requests made by investors. This task is performed by people known as registrar and transfer agents. Mutual fund transfer agents also maintain records of shareholder accounts, calculate and disburse dividends, prepare and mail shareholder account statements, federal income tax information, and other shareholder notices.
Global Mutual Fund Transfer Agent Market Dynamics:
Primary factor driving growth of the global mutual fund transfer agent market is increasing inclination towards mutual funds schemes by working classes, primarily for investment purposes. Unclear terms and conditions or communication gaps between agencies and companies is a primary factor expected to hamper growth of the global mutual fund transfer agent market to a certain extent.
increasing profitable returns from mutual fund investments and technological advancements in software applications that aid in business processes and secure transactions are other factors expected to result in rising number of long-term mutual fund investments for purposes of tax savings or tax redemption.
However, certain stringent regulations in developed countries may hamper profits and effectiveness of new entrants as well as established players in the global mutual fund transfer agents market.
Implementation of new technologies such as artificial intelligence, digital investment platforms, Big Data analytics, RegTech, and others is an ongoing trend observed in the mutual fund transfer agent market which is expected to have a positive impact on the overall mutual fund value chain.
Analysis by Region:
Market in North America is anticipated to grow at a steadily, while demand for mutual fund transfer agent in Asia Pacific is forecasted to increase significantly in next ten years. The market in emerging countries in Asia Pacific region is registering fastest growth for mutual fund transfer agent market. The growth in the Asia Pacific region is driven by rising demand for mutual fund transfer agent in countries such as China and India.
North America market is anticipated to dominate the global mutual fund transfer agent market and revenue year on year growth of the North America market is estimated to increase steadily during the forecast period, as compared to markets in other regions. The mutual fund transfer agent market in the North America region is a fairly developed market with presence of a number of mutual fund operators and transfer agents, coupled with high awareness about mutual fund investments among the general population in countries in the region. Increasing investment in mutual funds in countries in the region is a major factor driving demand for transfer agents, which in turn is boosting growth of the North America Market.
Increasing investments in mutual funds coupled with presence of a large number of fund management companies in countries in the region, especially in Germany, France, and Luxembourg, are major factors for Europe accounting for second-highest revenue share in the global mutual fund transfer agent market. Mutual fund investments in some countries in the Europe region is relatively low, owing to well-developed financial institutions that provide approximately similar returns to that of mutual funds, which is another factor limiting preference for mutual funds and in turn is hampering growth of the Europe market.
The Market in Asia Pacific is seen to be a developing market for mutual funds, as availability of mutual fund schemes is gradually increasing owing to an increase in disposable income in certain countries and increasing government initiatives for development of industries in countries in the region. This is projected to provide ample opportunities for prominent international market players to expand their presence in countries in the region.
Stringent regulations for mutual fund transfer agents in developed countries may limit entry for other transfer agents. However, developing countries including Indonesia, Vietnam, etc. have a limited framework to regulate entry of mutual fund transfer agents.
Presence of a high number of transfer agents, growing investments into mutual funds, and increasing initiatives by governments in emerging economies such as China, Japan, and India for spreading awareness about mutual fund investments are major factors driving growth of the Asia Pacific mutual fund transfer agent market. Favorable government policies with regard to foreign direct investment (FDI) into financial companies operating in the region coupled with easy access provided to prominent international players to expand presence in developing economies such as China and India by their respective governments are some other major factors anticipated to offer lucrative opportunities for growth of players in the target market.
Global Mutual Fund Transfer Agent Market Segmentation:
Segmentation by region:
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- Computershare Limited
- The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
- Wells Fargo Bank
- National Association
- American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC
- Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, Inc.
- Broadridge Corporate Issuer Solutions, Inc.
- Karvy Computershare Private Limited
- Franklin Templeton International Services (India) Pvt. Ltd.
- HSBC Holdings plc.
- 1 Chapter 1
- 1.1 Preface
- 1.2 Assumptions
- 1.3 Abbreviations
- 2.1 Report Description
- 2.1.1 Global Mutual Fund Transfer Agent Definition and Scope (Who can be Global Mutual Fund Transfer Agent)
- 2.2 Executive Summary
- 2.2.1 Market Snapshot, By Region
- 2.2.2 Prudour Opportunity Map Analysis
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