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.
There are multiple external and internal factors feeding into a company’s brand, marketing communications and brand crisis management. These factors, for example data security breaches or employee dismissal cases are likely to rise up the ladder of importance for wealth managers. Firms need to be ready and prepared to go through various scenarios.
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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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
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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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Wealth managers need to prepare for privacy challenges under GDPR and be fully compliant ahead of its implementation on 25 May 2018. Firms must act now and examine their processes and systems to ensure privacy has been considered across all of their products.
There has been insufficient time spent looking at the future customer base – however the consensus was that it is very difficult due to factors such as Brexit to make things unclear.
With market apathy, the impact of regulation and a lack of prioritisation from executive leadership creating the perfect customer experience is challenging. Yet consumer engagement and experience are paramount to longevity. So who is delighting the customer and how are they going about this?
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.
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