Mutual Fund Management Industry Profile

Report Page Length: 10-12
Last Quarterly Update: 1/2/2024
SIC Codes: 6282
NAICS Codes: 523920
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Companies in this industry manage mutual funds and other portfolio assets of others on a fee or commission basis. Major companies include BlackRock Funds, Fidelity Investments, and Vanguard (all based in the US), as well as Amundi (France), Investec (South Africa), and Schroders (UK).

Mutual funds worldwide have about $55 trillion in assets under management. The US has the largest mutual fund market in the world, accounting for more than half (52%) of assets. Europe accounts for about 35% of mutual fund assets, and Africa and the Asia/Pacific region together about 15%, according to the International Investment Funds Association.

The US mutual fund management industry includes about 8,00 funds with $20 trillion in assets under management at year-end 2019, according to Statista. As of 2019, 46.4 percent of American households owned mutual funds, with this figure not changing significantly since 2000.


Demand is affected by the global economic conditions, evolving investment preferences, and demographic trends. The profitability of individual companies depends on investment expertise and effective marketing. Large companies have economies of scale in operations and marketing. Small companies can compete effectively by specializing in desirable sectors and by producing higher investment returns. The US mutual fund industry is concentrated: the 10 largest firms manage 60% of total assets, according to the Investment Company Institute.


Major services include the initial formation of a mutual fund, sales and redemption of shares, investment advisory ...

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