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Wealth management in an era of robots, regulation, and new money

– By redirecting focus, wealth managers can successfully respond to challenges brought on by digital disruption, demographic shifts,... and tighter regulation.
Article

An analytics approach to debiasing asset-management decisions

– Asset managers can find a competitive edge in debiasing techniques—accelerated with advanced analytics.
Article

The best of times, the worst of times: North American asset management

– A broad redistribution of value in North American asset management is creating fundamentally new pools of value and altering competitive... dynamics.
Report

A call for radical transformation in Western European private banking

– In 2016, Western Europe’s private banking industry turned in a disappointing performance in terms of both growth in assets... under management (AUM) and profitability.
Article

The state of retail wealth management report

– The state of retail wealth management report 2016 examines the trends in the wealth management industry and the factors behind... those trends.
Report

Thriving in the new abnormal: North American asset management

– The North American asset management industry is on the brink of a once-in-a-generation shift in competitive dynamics, due to the... convergence of five trends that may be unprecedented in their joint impact. To win in the new environment, firms will need to transform their operating models across a number of dimensions.
Article

How wealth managers can transform for the digital age

– Wealth-management incumbents can meet digital disruption head on by understanding core changes in their industry—and focusing... on what really matters in a digital transformation.
Report

European Private Banking Survey 2016 – Ascending against strong headwinds

– Favorable high-level results in Europe’s private banking sector cannot mask the market forces—including regulatory... factors, heightened client expectations and digital disruption—that continue to create headwinds for the industry. To excel in this environment, private banks may need to push the traditional boundaries of the operating model.
Report

Navigating the shifting terrain of North American asset management

– Fundamental shifts in client demand, product innovation, distribution, technology and regulation are reshaping the terrain of... North American asset management and will require asset managers to rethink their traditional operating models. The industry is at an inflection point on a number of these dimensions, and the next five years represent a once-in-a-generation opportunity for firms to position themselves for lasting success.
Report

European private banking survey 2015: Fundamental changes behind the scenes

– In 2014, for the fifth consecutive year, the private banking sector in Western Europe reported a growth in absolute profits. However,... the growth should not mask the fact that the industry’s profit margin has stayed roughly flat over the past five years as revenue margins have remained under continuous pressure and cost reduction efforts have failed to make meaningful inroads.
Interview

Managing mergers: A conversation with Rob Leary

– The president of TIAA-CREF Asset Management talks about why the industry is likely to see more tie-ups, how to prepare for big... deals, and why finding growth depends on what you’re good at.