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(July 10, 2014 --Chicago, IL) -- Despite weakened asset performance in 2014, revenue growth remained strong and appears likely to set a new record, according to Trust Performance Report's quarterly update. Some 30 percent of respondents to TPR's annual survey of trust assets say they expect to raise one or more fees in 2014.
In the first three months of the year, 8 out of 10 institutions reported both positive asset and revenue growth. As compared to the same time in 2013, revenues grew slightly faster than assets for most institutions: 10 percent revenue growth compared to 9 percent asset growth (weighted averages). However, as compared to the prior quarter, asset growth was considerably slower, only 2 percent (weighted average); for the same time period, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined by less than 1 percent.
Employee benefit accounts remain the industry's asset growth leaders but lag in revenue gains, resulting from poor performance among the largest institutions. While total EBT assets grew by 14 percent, revenues grew by only 7 percent. Among the largest institutions, asset growth matched that of the industry, but their revenues grew by only 4 percent.
Custody, foundations, and personal trusts were the industry's strongest revenue gainers. In each category, the rate of revenue growth exceeded that of assets.
With account growth of near 3 percent and with 3 out of 5 institutions reporting positive account growth, asset growth exceeded DJIA returns for most institutions. Average managed account growth was 8 percent, compared to 3 percent for nonmanaged accounts
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