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From Wealth Management / Business Models November 15, 2017

How wealth managers can fulfil entrepreneurs' desires to make a difference

Many entrepreneurs see social impact as a part of what makes their businesses successful. Wealth managers can help, for example by providing access to socially responsible investment vehicles and demonstrating the financial case for impact investing 

From Wealth Management / Business Models October 27, 2017

Have wealth firms fixated on costs at the expense of income?

Technology has helped private banking to implement efficiencies and cut costs. But it is proving much harder to boost profitability

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From Wealth Management / Business Models August 22, 2017

Getting to grips with new business models

The end of secrecy-led services led private banks to put portfolio management at the heart of business models. But a new generation of clients is demanding a much broader range of services from their wealth managers 

Guillaume Dufour, Dassault Systèmes
From Wealth Management / Business Models June 23, 2017

Fintech on Friday: Digitisation the only choice for wealth managers

The digital revolution is impacting all industries, and wealth management is no different. The good news is that many are embracing this new era, despite the many challenges it poses

Rachel Harrington, Coutts
From Wealth Management / Business Models June 20, 2017

Family offices find new role smoothing succession planning

Many wealthy families are finding it useful to bring in external advisers to help them formulate plans for succession and identify transitional challenges 

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From Wealth Management / Business Models June 20, 2017

Private banks’ tech transformation gathers pace

Improving the client experience is at the heart of wealth managers’ digital strategies, with a belief that combining cutting edge technology with human expertise will meet their ever more demanding expectations

Lee Gardhouse, Hargreaves Lansdown
From Wealth Management / Business Models April 20, 2017

Size isn’t everything as fund performance beats brand

Fund selectors claim brand is unimportant, with the manager, investment process and anticipated returns all higher on the agenda

Beverley Sharp, Mercer
From Wealth Management / Business Models April 19, 2017

Less is more for private banks picking product providers

The preferred partner model, whereby private banks source their product menu from a small number of asset managers, is gaining traction 

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From Wealth Management / Business Models April 19, 2017

M&A on the rise as asset managers battle falling revenues

A merger may enable asset managers to cut costs, but the most successful collaborations are those which bring together complementary capabilities

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From Wealth Management / Business Models April 19, 2017

Clients and clampdowns drive banking revolution

Private banks’ business models continue to evolve, with most focusing on their core home markets while looking to outsource back office functions to outlying financial centres. But the biggest changes in the way wealth managers do business will be driven by the changing needs, and profiles, of their clients 

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    Digital transformation in private banking is aimed at both staff and clients, with firms taking a cautious route away from spreadsheet-style systems, to provide a new suite of apps and social networking tools to attract clients.

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