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CAS Chairman Chris Lloyd and Associate Director Mike Corcoran are the joint editors of a new book, the 2nd Edition of Asset Management published August 2019 (ICE Publishing, London).  Chris edited the 1st Edition which came out in 2010 and became a standard reference for professionals and students around the world. Since then over 80 qualifications in asset management have been launched, scores of training courses have come onto the market and, last but by no means least, the international standard ISO 55000 was launched, so the publisher expects the 2nd edition to be in great demand.

Like the 1st Edition, the 2nd Edition is recommended by the IAM. Its eleven chapters are written by an international group of leading academics, consultants and practitioners including Chris and Mike and their colleague Dr Charles Johnson.

The main differences between the 1st and 2nd Editions are unsurprising – stronger emphasis on the contribution asset management can and needs to make to a cleaner environment, closer attention given to leadership and organisational culture, and much more on delivering change and developing people.

CAS directors have been at the forefront of efforts to establish asset management as global mainstream management practice and develop asset management profession for well over a decade, focusing on competence management, training and development, organisational structure and culture and supply chain development. They also led the development of Vision 2026 which the IAM is using to structure its approach to Professional Registration, CPD, AM qualifications and in-company programmes.

Over the last decade, CAS has worked with an impressive list of major asset dependent businesses to help them lay the foundations (policies, procedures, competence requirements, training frameworks, evaluation processes etc) needed to underpin effective training and professional development, cultural change and workforce planning.

Currently, CAS is focused on providing companies with the assurance they need that the training and qualifications they invest so heavily in are of high quality, consistent with their asset management aspirations and incorporate best practices. More on this here.

For a limited period, visitors to the CAS website can get a 10% discount on the cost of the book (discount code: ASSET10) here.