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.
While MIFID II is looming at the start of 2018, there is still a lot of uncertainty as to what is required. Key areas of concern are evidencing the cost breakdown of transactions, demonstrating suitability, reporting transactions and product governance.
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
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.
Artificial IntelligenceBehavioursBig DataEngagementEUEuropeExperienceFintechGDPRHNWIMass AffluentMIFIDIIOnboardingOnboardingReputationalSecuritySegementationUHNWIUKWealth 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.
Now GDPR is here, it is essential to ensure you fully understand the legal and policy criteria and ensure that your business, IT and marketing processes are fully compliant.
As blockchain moves away from its bitcoin heritage it stands to revolutionise traditional banking models. However uncertainty remains surrounding the adoption of the technology, the role of crypto-currencies and recruiting the talent to drive this forward. Blockchain presents retail banking with both an unprecedented challenge and opportunity, ignore it at your peril!