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CEO tapes: when an acquisition 'makes sense'

Are we relevant to our clients? This is the question one of the top four asset management chief executives ask in the seventh instalment of our series. 

Merger activity may be driven by an urge to stay relevant, according to Investec's Hendrik du Toit. On the other hand, competition with companies across the US is another factor driving acquisitions, says Martin Gilbert, chief executive of Aberdeen. 

In another lively discussion held at Citywire’s London HQ and chaired by Citywire executive chairman Lawrence Lever, the chief executives discuss why asset managers need scale and the factors that will drive it. 

 

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