LONDON, Sept. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the investment management industry, 2018 has been a year of difficult decisions. While the world economy appears stable and growing, predictions of what the future holds often come laced with warnings about a myriad of threats, from a trade war effecting the global supply chain to the possible aftershocks of the UK’s departure from the European Union.

Despite the challenges, a handful of firms across the globe have found success in a changeable environment. In recognition of those companies that have offered their clients certainty and stability in this turbulent time, the World Finance Investment Management Awards highlights the best and brightest in the industry.

Looking forward, successful investment managers must face a complex and constantly changing global regulatory environment. In May, the EU introduced the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Despite warnings of the coming changes, however, many businesses were unprepared for the new rules, causing unnecessary disorder. This followed the EU’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) II framework that came into effect in January, which also introduced new restrictions for companies to navigate.

In the coming year, changes to the cross-border distribution of funds and new sustainable finance policies are likely to come in, continuing to shake up the investment management industry. Successful firms must be nimble and agile in order to respond to oncoming challenges.

What’s more, investment managers must also adjust their portfolios and investments in the face of uncertain trade conditions. US President Donald Trump’s administration has engaged China in a trade war that threatens to upend the global trade market. But as once-stable alliances crumble, new opportunities are emerging. The firms that can exploit these prospects prove they are a step ahead of their peers in the financial services industry.

To find out which companies lead the pack worldwide, check out the full list of this year’s World Finance Investment Management Awards winners in the latest issue of World Finance, available in print, on tablet and online now.

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