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Nov 30, 2021

Gaining Value, Reducing Risk with Automated Investment Reconciliation

Every day, investment and wealth managers face multiple risks: competitive, market, regulatory, geopolitical, inflationary, credit and so on. They have enough risk on their investing plates without a side of operational risk added to the mix.

Nov 2, 2021

EU regulators ease reporting demands in MiFID 2 "Quick Fix" Directive

Investment and wealth managers in the European Union have a temporary reprieve from producing some data-heavy best execution reports mandated under the Markets in Financial Information Directive II (MiFID II). In February, the European Commission (EC) published its MiFID II "Quick Fix" Directive, officially known as DIRECTIVE (EU) 2021/338, which acknowledges pandemic disruptions and market concerns in its attempt to streamline certain regulatory requirements.

Oct 26, 2021

Five trends driving compliance automation in wealth management

The use of intelligent automation in wealth management has been growing for a while now.

Originally seen as a way to enhance the client experience while also controlling staff growth, lower operating costs and reduce errors, many are starting to see the role automation plays in regulatory compliance as well.

Oct 26, 2021

Automation and Mega Trends in Asset and Wealth Management

While the COVID-19 pandemic ushered in many changes across the asset and wealth management industry, some of them had already been gaining attention—the pandemic simply accelerated the trends. Recent months have brought new or intensified attention to issues like dated or old operational models, regulatory risks and an imperative to reduce costs.

Oct 22, 2021

Why Your Salespeople Want a Digital-First Approach to Sales

To thrive in the post-pandemic environment, asset managers must adopt digital-first selling. Digital-first selling does not mean replacing salespeople with digital technology; rather, it refers to selling paradigms that enable salespeople to perform better by leveraging digital tools.

Oct 20, 2021

Levels of Digital Maturity: Building a Strategy

Digital! Digital! Digital! Does everyone have that? Great! The word “digital” induces an array of emotions from excitement to fear to utter annoyance. It’s become as ubiquitous as the Ps (people, process, philosophy and performance) within the asset management industry. In fact, nearly all distribution executives are working towards digital advancement in their sales/sales enablement strategy in some form.

Oct 8, 2021

Warning: It Won’t Be Easy to Get Advisors to Sell ESG

Asset managers are betting big on environmental, social and governance investing (ESG) to drive organic growth over the next few years and beyond, with 72.4% of firms saying that these funds are a top product development priority over the next year. But advisors aren’t nearly as enthusiastic, requiring firms to be much more strategic about how they approach them.

Sep 28, 2021

How has COVID-19 influenced the way we learn?

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic early last year, we’ve all had to navigate many changes in our personal and professional lives. From working remotely to integrating new technology into our day-to-day routine, we continue to adapt.

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