After each Meeting Owen James publish 'The Findings', a document that encapsulates and shares the key issues and topics discussed on the day.
Each section below summarises the different roundtable sessions and covers an array of industry driven topics.
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Improvements in artificial intelligence and the growing use of algorithms are beginning to alter the way financial advice is delivered to end-clients. Just how far reaching digital adoption and the impact of automation will be on advisor client relationships remains to be seen, but the wealth industry must ensure they are at the forefront of digital adoption.
THE FUTURE OF REGTECH, FINTECH AND WEALTHTECH: HOW SHOULD WEALTH MANAGEMENT FIRMS BE USING THIS DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY TO THEIR ADVANTAGE?
Wealth management as an industry is behind the retail banking sector when it comes to data. The opportunity exists for firms to improve internal efficiencies through the use of technology but the challenge of getting this to the top of the business priorities list is significant. It is crucial that the industry understands the benefits of disruptive technology and how to use this to drive competitive advantage.
The efficacy and motivation for sustainable investing is beginning to grow amongst global investors, with real and quantifiable financial implications. Once seen a niche segment for ideological investors, the incorporation of sustainable considerations into investment decisions is now becoming a mainstream phenomenon and wealth managers must be well placed to advice their clients.
As clients begin to look beyond performance as the defining factor in their relationship with wealth advisors, a more transparent and progressive fee structure, focusing on ways to add real value, is the way forward for the industry. It is essential that wealth managers are evaluating progressive strategies to deliver value for money.
There are multiple external and internal factors feeding into a company’s brand, marketing communications and brand crisis management. These factors, for example data security breaches or employee dismissal cases are likely to rise up the ladder of importance for wealth managers. Firms need to be ready and prepared to go through various scenarios.
As the M&A activity in the wealth management industry increases and with more buyers than sellers, valuations in the current M&A wealth management industry are close to industry highs. It is imperative that the industry are exploring and capitalising on the opportunities available, particularly in the Fintech arena.
LOGGING ON AND CHECKING YOUR MONEY IS THE ADULT EQUIVALENT OF SHAKING YOUR PIGGY BANK. HOW DO YOU CONVINCE YOUR CLIENTS TO PAY MORE ATTENTION?
Appropriate digital tools can help to build client trust and improve client engagement. Successful digital solutions need to be designed with client specific needs in mind and wealth managers must build solutions centred on these needs rather than age or demographic. Adopting the correct security measures and maintaining advisor contact are key cornerstones of digital strategy.
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IN A WORLD OF COMPETING PRIORITIES HOW CAN YOU MAKE SURE YOU DON’T LEAVE IT TOO LATE TO COMMIT TO ENHANCING AND DIFFERENTIATING YOUR CUSTOMER EXPERIEN
Differentiating the client experience is crucial in ensuring that traditional wealth managers stay relevant to clients amid challenges from disruptive business models. An innovative client experience should cater for the individual needs of high-net-worth clients while still being able to complement existing business models. Utilising technology, working with suppliers and delivering bespoke client service are all challenges that the wealth industry must conquer in order to deliver unique client experience and retain loyalty.
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HUMAN AND DIGITAL – THE HYBRID MODEL. A SOLUTION FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT YET AFFORD FACE TO FACE INVESTMENT ADVICE?
EY’s research leads them to believe that the hybrid model is the way forward when it comes to customer service and financial advice within the wealth management industry. The topic of discussion centred on whether the hybrid model is the future for wealth management.
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To support employees towards elite performance, corporations now need to explore the untapped area of psycho-physical wellbeing as a key contributor.
Middle and back-office processes need to be standardised across business lines in order to achieve the efficiency needed to drive asset growth. Clear management vision is essential within any large-scale change management process in order to meet growth targets while people considerations must not be overlooked.
DIGITISING WEALTH MANAGEMENT: WHAT IS THE COMMERCIAL IMPERATIVE OF PERSONALISING YOUR CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE?
The wealth industry recognises that client demand for better digital capabilities is increasing, yet is cautious in adopting these technologies. Delegates acknowledge that suitable digital solutions can act as “enablers” and add value to the client relationship. However, for a successful transition a change of business model, as well as industry mind-set and culture, will be needed.
15 July 2018
Artificial IntelligenceBack OfficeBehavioursBig DataBrandData ScienceDigitalEngagementExperienceFintechManagement InformationMobileOnboardingSecuritySegementationSocial MediaWealth Management & Private Banking