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7 Types of Asset Management

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Asset management is the planning, directing and maintenance of investments, fixed assets such as buildings and intangible assets such as goodwill. It is a broad category of management that includes several distinct disciplines and industries:

1. Financial Asset Management

Financial asset management, often referred to simply as Asset Management, is the sector of the financial services industry that manages investment funds and client investment accounts.

2. Enterprise Asset Management

Management of the fixed assets of an organization including acquisition, operation, maintenance and decommissioning. The definition is occasionally expanded to include intangible assets.

3. Infrastructure Asset Management

Management of public infrastructure such as roads, bridges, waterways and electric grids with a focus on maintenance, rehabilitation, and replacement of infrastructure.

4. Public Asset Management

Similar to Infrastructure Asset Management except that it has a greater scope that includes facilities such as schools, parks, public spaces and airports. Public Asset Management is often focused on extending the service life of public assets.

5. IT Asset Management

The governance and control of IT hardware and software. IT Asset Management encapsulates the maintenance, contract management and accounting functions for IT assets.

6. Fixed Assets Management

The practice of tracking fixed assets for the purposes of financial accounting, maintenance and loss prevention.

7. Digital Asset Management

Management of the information collections that an organization owns, controls or has the right to use.

Asset Management

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