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.
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.
Back OfficeBehavioursBig DataData ScienceDigitalEngagementExperienceFintechJourneyManagement InformationMobileOnboardingOnboardingSegementationSocial MediaTrainingTrendsWealth Management and Private Banking
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.
Artificial IntelligenceBack OfficeBehavioursBig DataBrandData ScienceDigitalEngagementExperienceFintechFront OfficeHNWIJourneyMobileOnboardingOnboardingRiskSecuritySegementationSocial MediaTrainingWealth Management and Private Banking
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.
Artificial IntelligenceBack OfficeBehavioursBig DataClients (type of)Data ScienceDigitalEngagementExperienceFintechFront OfficeManagement InformationMobileOnboardingOnboardingSecuritySegementationSocial MediaTrainingWealth Management and Private Banking
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 and Private Banking
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.
Artificial IntelligenceBack OfficeBehavioursBig DataData ScienceDigitalEngagementExperienceFintechJourneyManagement InformationMobileOnboardingOnboardingReputationalSegementationTrendsWealth Management and Private Banking
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.
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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Personal financial management is on the cusp of a fundamental transformation. For many years, the traditional face-to-face advisory model has provided a service to the minority of the population who can afford it. A confluence of factors including regulatory change and technological progress are now combining to enable a new means of customer engagement. With banking services slowly but surely moving towards being mobile-first, digital innovators have wealth management in their sights as an industry that is ripe for disruption. Meanwhile, a shift in pensions responsibility from the corporate to the individual and the rise of the gig economy has put retirement affordability, and more generally personal financial wellbeing firmly in the spotlight. While traditional financial advice remains unattainable for most, a suite of digital products and services are being developed to fill the gap. Disrupt or be disrupted- attempts to create new, viable business models for the digital age will flounder unless people and organisations are willing to disrupt themselves.
With increased regulatory demands, new agile technologies, a generational shift in consumer behaviour and an unprecedented transfer of wealth beginning, what does a future advice business look like to become sustainable?
As regulatory changes, shifting demographics and advancing technologies transform the face of banking, the industry must evolve. In order to succeed in this brave new world financial institutions must embrace technology, review partnership models and enhance customer experiences.
Artificial IntelligenceBack OfficeBehavioursBig DataBrandCloudCultureCyberData ScienceDigitalEngagementExperienceFintechFront OfficeJourneyManagement InformationMobileOnboardingRecruitmentRetail Financial ServicesSecuritySocial MediaTrends
With platforms being a market that has seen significant growth in the last five years, doubling from £250bn to £500bn assets under administration (AUA), with more customers than ever deciding to use a platform to manage their money, what do we think about the FCA's proposed remedies to improve competition? Is it encouraging that the FCA has recognised the important role of platforms in the value chain? How can the market truly deliver the benefits it is intended to provide? What do you want from a platform – a transactional hands-off relationship or a long-term, deeper relationship with a business that can offer practice management support for the growth of your business for the benefit of your client? Platforms hold a huge amount of data on fund flows, contribution levels, withdrawals, dividend reinvestment, cash management etc – and are uniquely placed to see trends across clients at an aggregate level across all advisers within your business, all advisers in your region and across all advisers using the platform –in total – what value might this platform insight be of to you as a business owner and for your advisers and paraplanners?