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.
Tracking client engagement, an important and universally acknowledged challenge, is creeping up the list of CMOs’ priorities. And while many wealth firms, traditionally considered laggards in implementing client engagement programmes, have started to actively gather feedback and track key metrics to improve customers’ experience (CX) – more needs to be done to understand where we are as an industry to be able to better service our clients and their evolving needs.
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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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.
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.
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.