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Gordon Moore, Intel
From Comment / Consultants' Corner May 17, 2016

Wealth managers seek new ways of delivering investment value

Investors are abandoning the search for alpha and embracing index-tracking funds. If wealth mangers can no longer rely on beating the market to attract clients, they must find other ways to make themselves indispensable 

From Comment / Consultants' Corner May 16, 2016

How closer engagement with clients can boost performance

Wealth management firms which use multiple metrics to gain insight into client relationships are much more likely to see where improvements can be made 

Jürg Zeltner, UBS
From Comment / Consultants' Corner March 22, 2016

Time to unleash the geeks on unsuspecting public

UBS’ fall in profits is symptomatic of the changing nature of client relationships. Private banks must respond by getting their specialists onto the front lines

Brexit
From Comment / Consultants' Corner March 8, 2016

Should EU stay or should EU go now?

What does the UK’s referendum on EU membership mean for the world of wealth? And importantly, does it matter?

Julius Baer - Getty
From Comment / Consultants' Corner January 14, 2016

Is the wealth management M&A boom set to continue?

Consolidation in the wealth management industry looks set to continue in 2016. Julius Baer’s strategy of taking small stakes in emerging market firms takes advantage of local expertise while showing a commitment to wealth in developing regions, and is worthy of note

From Comment / Consultants' Corner December 15, 2015

Can Credit Suisse’s social network for the wealthy succeed?

The success or failure of Credit Suisse’s new Eleven Group will be dependent on the extent to which it understands client engagement and provides a flexible framework for collaboration driven by users  

From Comment / Consultants' Corner December 1, 2015

Individuals failing to plan for transfer of wealth to next generation

The largest transfer of wealth in history is due to happen in the coming years, but surprisingly few wealthy individuals have plans in place

From Comment / Consultants' Corner November 17, 2015

Big is not always beautiful for finding success in Asia

Leading wealth managers may believe they need to be of a certain size to succeed in Asia, but there is little evidence to back up these claims and smaller players can still thrive

From Comment / Consultants' Corner October 29, 2015

UBS attempts to answer life’s big questions

Financial service firms often struggle to communicate their values to clients, which makes UBS’ new branding campaign all the more impressive

From Comment / Consultants' Corner October 27, 2015

Making video marketing work for financial services

Online video has massively increased in popularity and is ideally suited to the financial sector, but it needs to be done right

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