Asset management, also known as investment management, is about helping people to provide for their future and to achieve other long-term goals. Individuals, and organisations investing on their behalf, entrust their money to asset managers who seek to make it grow by investing in companies and infrastructure such as transport links and hospitals. They also help to fund governments. Acting on behalf of their clients, asset managers are one of the biggest investors in government bonds. This helps to create jobs and to support a strong economy.