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Advisory and Discretionary Portfolio Propositions

One the most read articles on our blog is about the pros and cons of advisory and discretionary portfolio services, and the decision to go one way or the other (or both) continues to be one of the first questions I get asked about by advisers and licensees in our engagement process to help them. [...]

By | October 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Financial advisers set to become the new fund managers

I really like the opening sentence on this article of 'Technology is enabling financial planners to climb the value ladder, but at the same time it is kicking out the rungs behind them as they go.' The growing trend of management margin and service moving to advisers described well here. Financial Simplicity's Nudge service is [...]

By | August 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The role of AI and Robo in Advice

I am really enjoying the heating debate about whether Robo advice will replace human advisors or complement human advisors and in the last month a few thing have to come to light that are starting to provide not only some trends, but some sound argument as to why these trends are happening. If I can [...]

By | August 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

RegTech : Helping Compliance Go From ‘Policeman’ to ‘Coach’

A really fascinating and insightful session at the ASIC RegTech round table earlier this week in Sydney, Australia. One key thing I took away from the session is that in many peoples eyes, Regtech is part of the genesis of the next generation of financial services operating models with benefits not only in reducing the [...]

By | February 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Regtech Revolution: Compliance and Wealth Management in 2017

By | February 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Voices 2017 in wealth management: Top trends in the coming year for financial planners

Some good perspective in this article that I suspect will become increasingly relevant throughout the year as the consumer and regulatory tightening on the industry takes increased effect. http://www.accountingtoday.com/opinion/2017-in-wealth-management-top-trends-in-the-coming-year-for-financial-planners  

By | February 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Importance of Held Away Accounts

With increasing regulatory focus on investor's overall investments, one of the tech trends is the increasingly important for portfolio management technologies to include what is called in the USA as 'Held Away' assets. This is because the focus under a fiduciary has been translated by many as 'continuous and comprehensive counsel' of investments. Help Away [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s all ABOUT trust, not IN trust!

Good article linked below about some of the the many facets of trust and what is changing in the trust equation between both advisers and investors. Our belief is that the race is now on to defining, developing and implementing new sets of propositions, systems and processes that ultimately become the infrastructure to supporting the [...]

By | December 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Portfolio Management Technology Ripe for Disruption

With the industry under intense margin pressure, not only is it being increasingly recognised that technology companies must get more efficient in their delivery, but also they must think much about the costs in terms of human resources for client firms to operate that technology. Most advisory firms, particularly independent RIAs, spend the greatest percentage [...]

By | December 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Path to Digital Transformation

Good article here about some key points that firms may want to note on the path to their essential digital futures... https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/13402/2017-and-beyond-how-asset-managers-are-preparing-for-the-digital-future What I see as being the most important being point 2, that of essentially putting the customer at the centre. For many product orientated organisations this can be a real struggle to even [...]

By | December 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments