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.
THE FUTURE OF REGTECH, FINTECH AND WEALTHTECH: HOW SHOULD WEALTH MANAGEMENT FIRMS BE USING THIS DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY TO THEIR ADVANTAGE?
Wealth management as an industry is behind the retail banking sector when it comes to data. The opportunity exists for firms to improve internal efficiencies through the use of technology but the challenge of getting this to the top of the business priorities list is significant. It is crucial that the industry understands the benefits of disruptive technology and how to use this to drive competitive advantage.
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
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
To financial advisory firms strategic business planning is paramount. Whether buying, selling, building or retiring, it is essential that Financial Advisers understand their business objectives and have an effective strategy to achieve them.
True differentiation can be a challenge for organisations so defining and communicating brand values is omnipotent. Yet identifying these values and ensuring they permeate the organisation can be challenging. It is essential that leadership teams demonstrate clear brand values and ensure these are embedded into the culture of the firm to enhance customer loyalty in a challenging market place.
Artificial IntelligenceBack OfficeBehavioursBig DataBrandData ScienceDigitalEngagementExperienceFintechManagement InformationReputationalRiskSegementationSocial MediaTrendsUKWealth Management and Private Banking
In a world of vertical integration, where does value sit in the value chain and how will this change?
A look at the different parts of the value chain to understand: Who will be the winners and losers? What are the evolving risk and pricing models? What will the impact of sub-advisory, commoditisation and competition be? How you demonstrate value? Where are the gaps and what needs are not currently being met?
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.
Artificial IntelligenceBack OfficeBack OfficeBehavioursBig DataBrandCultureData ScienceDigitalEngagementExperienceFintechFront OfficeJourneyManagement InformationMass MarketMobileOnboardingRetail Financial ServicesRiskSecuritySegementationSocial MediaTrainingTrends
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that most of our delegates (71% in fact) use an in-house CIP approach for their investment portfolios; followed by 38% using a third party CIP approach, but maybe it is time to have a good look at all the options out there.
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!