Asset Management

Across the globe, asset managers—including traditional, alternative, endowments and family offices—rely on the McLagan survey platform to meet their compensation planning needs. To learn more about our coverage of the asset management industry and how our surveys work, click the links below:


Database Scope

The McLagan Asset Management Surveys provide HR and compensation professionals with the most comprehensive rewards insights from more firms, incumbents, and countries on a single survey platform than any other data provider. Our surveys span:


Traditional Asset Management Firms


Alternative Asset Management Firms


Asset Owner Institutions


Countries with
Reported Results

Participating Firms

Asset managers around the world rely on McLagan surveys to identify, attract and retain the workforce that will transform the future of their business. We have a track record of working with the world’s leading asset management firms, including 98 of the top 100 largest asset managers with 250k+ employee submissions. Our clients, include:

  • 300+ Investment Managers
  • 100+ Hedge Funds
  • 125+ Private Equity Businesses
  • 100+ Real Estate Businesses
  • 75+ Alternative Credit Businesses
  • 50+ Insurance Companies
  • 60+ Endowments & Foundations
  • 100+ Pension Funds

Navigating today’s competitive talent market demands compensation data from a robust set of peers. We’ve got you covered so you can take a data-driven approach to compensation decisions.

► To learn more about participating industry peers, please contact us.

Job Library

The Mclagan Benchmarking Code is designed to capture the uniqueness of each firm type and the talent needed to support it. Employees are matched according to a globally consistent process drilling into each role’s attributes, area, focus and job level. We cover highly targeted asset management functions, such as:

  • Portfolio Management
  • Research
  • Trading
  • Economist
  • Investment Solutions
  • Liability Driven Investments
  • Third-Party Administration
  • Mutual Fund Treasury
  • Retirement Plan Services
  • Private Placements
  • Investment Professionals
  • Underwriting
  • Technology
  • Capital Markets
  • Fund Accounting
  • Portfolio Company Operations
  • Transactions & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Operations
  • Physical Asset Management
  • Structured Products
  • Investment Performance Analysis 
  • Corporate Governance
  • Investment Risk & Asset Allocation
  • Actuarial Services
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Family Relationship Management
  • Compliance, AML & Control
  • Client Accounts
  • Asset Management Operations
  • Family Financial Advisory

In addition, our surveys offer benchmarking data for sales, investor relations and infrastructure roles, including compliance, finance, human resources, operations and many others.

► To request a full job list for the McLagan Asset Management Surveys, please click here.

Compensation Data Elements

Power your annual compensation decisions and set pay with confidence with the most comprehensive compensation dataset. Our survey data facilitates analyses on a job-by-job basis across every reward element, including:  

  • Base Salary
  • Cash Bonus
  • Total Cash Incentives
  • Total Cash
  • Long-Term Deferrals
  • Overtime
  • Total Compensation
  • Carried Interest Participation

What Sets McLagan Apart?

We partner with the world's asset managers and asset owners to assess their pay level competitiveness, align pay systems with business strategy, and achieve superior levels of people and business performance. Here's how:

  • A Dedicated Team
    Each client is matched with a dedicated relationship manager who is available for support at every stage of the survey process—from job matching to interpreting results.
  • Exclusive Industry Events
    Every year we host exclusive client roundtables and webinars designed for networking, meeting industry leaders, and staying ahead of industry trends and best practices.
  • Unmatched Insights That Go Beyond Compensation
    Our market practice studies provide rich insights into human resources, compensation and performance practices, including critical topics such as diversity and inclusion; technology staffing and pay; and recruiting, training and development.
  • We're a Trusted Resource
    You'll get faster buy-in on key compensation decisions when you use McLagan data. Board members, C-suite leaders, HR professionals, and recruiters know and trust the McLagan name.
  • Performance Intelligence
    We partner with asset managers to benchmark revenue, expenses, and headcount by location and compare performance against peers at a granular business level with our business performance intelligence solutions.

Pricing, Access & Support

McLagan survey fees vary based upon your benchmarking goals. To request pricing information for the McLagan Asset Management Surveys, please click here.

All subscriptions to McLagan surveys include 24/7 access to McLaganLive, our online survey reporting environment.

Our dedicated team is committed to supporting clients throughout the survey process—from input to employee matching to analyzing results. A relationship manager will be your contact for training and inquiries every step of the way.


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