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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 

Christian A. Edelmann web
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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From Wealth Management / Business Models April 19, 2017

Private banks bid to win over the wealth creators

To remain relevant to today’s entrepreneurs, wealth managers must move away from pushing products to offering customised advice. Digital platforms can help develop these deeper relationships

John Beckett, New Fund Order
From Wealth Management / Business Models April 7, 2017

Asset management failing to get to grips with tech revolution

The asset management industry is guilty of looking for traditional solutions to its problems, while many of the answers actually lie in the digital realm 

Joe Parkin, iShares
From Wealth Management / Business Models March 17, 2017

Fintech on Friday: 2017 to be a big year for digital decision making

With traditional wealth managers realising robo-advice is here to stay and launching their own platforms, is there any room left for smaller start-ups?

Nick Middleton, UBS
From Wealth Management / Business Models March 10, 2017

UBS targets mass affluent sector with SmartWealth online platform

UBS Wealth Management has launched its new digital platform in the UK with the aim of attracting a wider, and younger, audience

Adam French, Scalable
From Wealth Management / Business Models February 24, 2017

Robo-advice just one piece of digital puzzle for private banks

Having initially dismissed robo-advice as a passing fad, established wealth managers are now taking the threat seriously. But it is not just a case of copying the start-ups, rather marrying digital advances with a human touch

From Wealth Management / Business Models September 16, 2016

Battle of the brands: why wealth management is getting a new look

With the wealth management industry becoming increasingly competitive, brand has become more important than ever in the struggle to attract and retain clients

Christian Edelmann, Oliver Wyman
From Wealth Management / Business Models August 23, 2016

Financial world in flux following EU poll upset

While banks fear that access to EU talent may be restricted in the post-Brexit landscape, some wealthy clients have already sensed a buying opportunity amid the uncertainty

Investors in emerging markets are beginning to see Ukraine as an interesting macro-economic story, says ICU Founding Partner Makar Paseniuk; while the firm’s Head of Venture and Tech Investments discusses start-up potential.

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