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.
The Findings are listed in Event date order, but don't just look for an event you attended, explore the research facility that gives you access to topics addressed at all our other Meetings – past and present.
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.
Consolidation and increased regulation continue to elevate the attractiveness of outsourcing as a way to meet operational challenges. However to ensure you capitalise on the financial benefits, finding the perfect outsourcing partner with a strong cultural fit is paramount to a successful long-term relationship.
With increased regulation, rising operational costs and shrinking profit margins, wealth managers are being forced to re-evaluate their internal technology processes and explore new markets for growth to combat margin pressures and capitalise on future market trends.
Artificial IntelligenceBehavioursBig DataCorporate GovernanceCultureData ScienceDigitalEngagementEUEuropeExperienceFintechHNWIManagement InformationOnboardingOnboardingOutsourcingSecuritySocial MediaWealth Management and Private Banking
Artificial intelligence is making rapid inroads into financial services. We are already seeing algorithms taking over the more basic levels of financial advice and they will increasingly be moving up the food-chain, from specific tasks, such as asset allocation, to fully-fledged turnkey solutions. How should client-facing firms adapt to the new model?
AN OVERVIEW OF THE CHANGING SHAPE OF THE ‘IFA’ WORLD AND THE COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY IT OFFERS WEALTH MANAGEMENT
Against the backdrop of RDR, Brexit and a substantial shift towards outsourcing investment offerings and passive investments, the IFA community is undergoing a period of intense change. There is therefore a tectonic shift in the products that advisors require from wealth managers. It is imperative that wealth management understand and adapt their products and services to reflect these changes and ensure they extrapolate the commercial opportunities these present.