The fifth Meeting of Minds Asset Management took place on Thursday 19 September at The Berkeley Hotel, London. This document summarises the key issues raised in the topics discussed during the roundtables that took place on the day.
A Meeting of Minds Asset Management is a biannual strategic forum organised by Owen James.
The half day is a blend of roundtable sessions addressing a pre-researched and pre-agreed agenda with open discussion led by objective and professional moderators; keynotes provided by external speakers whose remit is to spark debate and encourage fresh and original thinking; plus substantial networking both structured and unstructured.
To find out more about taking part, please contact John Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on 01483-861334.
The roundtable sessions were facilitated by Lansons. This report captures the headline outputs.
We would like to thank our sponsors who made the Meeting of Minds possible. The following companies took part and their motivation for doing so is threefold:
- To be, and be seen as being, supportive of the industry.
- To understand the stresses and strains being placed on financial advisory firms and, where possible, respond to them.
- To talk openly with these business leaders with a view to ensuring that their businesses are strategically aligned.
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As leaders, it is difficult to maintain equilibrium in a world of exponential change. As well as significant changing megatrends, such as globalisation, artificial intelligence, and changing socio-economic trends, leaders are also pressured by the daily demands on their own time. Overall, staying resilient can be very challenging. This session provided an open forum in which business leaders could discuss their experiences of combatting business change, passing on lessons and discussing how best to future proof their businesses.
Are you providing “Value for Money?” This is an area of growing regulatory interest. How do you go about creating a consistent framework to assess
Asset management should work together to agree a consistent framework to understand and interpret value for money. At present, there is a lot of confusion and many interpretations about the concept.
There has been tremendous growth in ETF products over the last 15 years. With the increasing complexity and range of ETFs there has been increased take-up by investors of all kinds.
How do you consume your data? Do you devote enough time to reviewing your MI reports and, more importantly, do you act upon them?
Data needs to be presented and used in a way that clearly benefits on the retention and gaining of new clients.
Digitising clients remains a major issue for asset managers, in both the institutional and retail space. Whilst asset managers often talk about ‘digital risk’ and the overheads needed to get clients online, as an industry we are not talking enough about the risk of NOT digitising when it comes to futureproofing your business.