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Asset Management

The act or practice of an investment advisory firm making investment decisions on behalf of a client. Asset management often opens up more potential investment vehicles up to the client. Another advantage is that, theoretically, asset managers have more knowledge and experience in making appropriate investment decisions than their clients. Asset management is usually limited to institutional investors and high net-worth individuals, as it is usually expensive.

asset management

The umbrella name for all phases and areas of expertise in the acquisition, management,leasing,operation,and eventual sale of real property assets.

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HSBC Asset Management has funds under management of US$160.
for the Prudential International Value Fund, with more than $577 million in assets under management.
Deutsche Asset Management (DeAM) is one of the world's largest investment management organizations, with over $550 billion in assets under management globally and approximately $250 billion under management for clients in the Americas, $1 billion of which is invested in large-cap value equity holdings.
CFAM's assets under management worldwide are over $185 billion.
Gartmore has in excess of $80 billion in assets under management, of which $20 billion is in actively managed European equities.
Alleghany Asset Management's principal subsidiaries are Atlanta-based Montag & Caldwell and the Chicago Trust Company in Chicago, with assets under management of USD 30 billion and USD 15 billion respectively.
With over $80 billion in assets under management, CGTC manages pension assets for some of America's largest corporations and government institutions.
PIMCO has $158 billion in assets under management and specializes in fixed income management.
State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) is one of the country's leading institutional asset managers, with over $492 billion in assets under management.
About BlackRock: BlackRock is one of the largest investment management firms in the United States with $131 billion of assets under management at December 31, 1998, and is the asset management arm of PNC Bank Corp.