PSB SA survey on Winning Strategies for Financial Competitiveness
Penn Schoen Berland
The analysis of our online survey among 101 financial Bizfluentials from Equity Research Houses, Private Equity Funds, Investment Banks, Mutual Funds, and Portfolio Management Companies with a minimum experience of 8 Aims to better understand the internal and external factors that drive valuation & financial competitiveness. years in the financial world and commanding an influence of $10 billion supports a positive sentiment toward the economy, with more than 75% of financial players believing that the market is headed in the right direction. Understanding the forces that drive winning strategies
Competitiveness is best described in the words of Charles Darwin, who said, “In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment.”
Even in the marketplace, it’s not the strongest who win, but ones most responsive and adaptable to change. Today, for business leaders and CXOs, it is a constant struggle to adapt to a fast-changing business environment. It’s not just about making the right choices for themselves but for all their stakeholders – employees, business partners, clients, customers, policy makers, shareholders and investors.The key questions that businesses need to understand for financial competitiveness are
1. How do financial investors choose the right business to invest in?
2. How can one understand these choices?
3. What does one need to do in order to gain a competitive edge?The Investment Climate Relies On Three Critical Questions
How are we feeling about the economy?
Investors and endorsers feel positive about the direction of Indian economy.
Even as the economy slows down, investors and endorsers feel that India’s economy will remain resilient, irrespective of the policy issues. Four-fifth of the Bizfluentials who participated in our survey said that they believe the Indian economy is on the right track.
74% of strategic investors believe that Indian economy is in the right direction, 83% of financial investors and 79% of endorsers also feel positively about the direction of the economy.
91% of portfolio managers, 79% of brokerage houses and 75% of Bizfluentials working for mutual funds saw the Indian economy moving in the right direction despite all the clutter, making financial investors and endorsers a much more optimistic group than strategic investors.
Among the key concerns raised by strategic and financial investors and endorsers, were scams, poor governance and tardy policy implementation.
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