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.
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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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.
Client demand for ethical investing is growing, however many barriers remain in place, but as a rapid increase in clients seeking products in alignment with their value system, means that it is essential that this is viewed as a key strategy by the wealth industry.
The future of investment advice remains a subject of continued debate following the ever increasing utilisation of digital automation by financial institutions. Ultimately, firms must adopt a balanced service model, determining exactly which elements of the proposition to automate in conjunction with the human element of personal advice and overcome hurdles in terms of legacy IT systems.
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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.
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BlackRock’s third annual European survey of private banks and wealth mangers shows that regulation, technology and margin pressure are the top three concerns this year. The discussion revolves around which plates are necessary to keep spinning, and which can be a lower priority.
The science of financial attention is the emerging discipline arising from the convergence of digital data, psychology and experimental science. As the relationship between individuals and financial institutions becomes digitised, utilising client data to revolutionise the client journey, contextualising client data and explaining factors that are pertinent to their investments is key to client engagement.
Main concerns for D2C clients right now include the potential for a stock market crash, DB transfers and the impact of regulation and tech.
Summary includes reference to the US where baby boomers hold 80% of net wealth, baby boomers continue to be risk-adverse and hold large amounts of cash, ongoing dependencies, challenges of paying for long term care and confirmation bias.
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As regulatory change and technological advancement drive innovation in digital personal finance it is essential that businesses are fully prepared to capitalise on this opportunity. Building trust via the digital channel, educating your customer on what is available and ensuring you have the correct digital tools in place are paramount to success.
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