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Three thoughts on the rise of retail investors

There’s an enormous wave of new investors who are currently changing the brokerage industry in the U.S. Last year alone, it’s estimated that one-third of the U.S. stock market trading was initiated by retail investors.1 In 2020, 15% of investors in the…

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Brand is who you are, not what you sell

Talk to an asset management professional who has been in the business over time, and they’ll tell you about an era where an asset management firm’s brand was rarely discussed. That seems like ancient history now, doesn’t it? A whopping 99% of…

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How far could Big Techs go in wealth management?

In a recent Accenture survey, 69% of wealth management consumers in the U.S. and Canada said they would consider using Google, Apple or Facebook to manage their money if these channels featured a wealth and money management offering.1 Apparently many clients today…

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The untapped potential of social media for investment banks

In early 2021, an army of amateur investors sent shockwaves around Wall Street. Coordinating themselves over the social media site Reddit, they ramped up the share price of the video game retailer GameStop, leaving several financial institutions nursing losses.¹ This sequence of…

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The convergence of investment stewardship and management

In my previous blog, I looked at the role of investment stewardship with a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. The blog described how the asset management industry is increasingly leveraging investment stewardship to oversee their ESG products and investments.…

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How sovereign asset owners can use data to tackle a new business agenda

Asset managers and asset owners, in general, must come to terms with a new environment. Volatility has increased, driven by economic, geopolitical and environmental pressures, and conventional theories on how to generate alpha are increasingly being challenged. This is equally true for…

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Integrating Extended Reality in the future of work

The future of work in Capital Markets will likely involve a flexible blend of remote and on-premises working. In fact, Accenture’s Future of Work Study 2021 found that 83% of workers from across the economy regard a hybrid model as the optimal…

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The E-trading revolution in Asia Pacific

Over the last 18 months, the Wealth Management market in APAC has seen a surge in self-directed trading via online brokerage platforms, as the pandemic disrupted the normal social interactions upon which relationship managers traditionally rely. An e-trading platform is now seen…

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A hybrid approach for taking a trading platform to the cloud

Today, capital markets players are seeing rapid increases in trading volumes, market volatility, and in the demand for real-time, cross-portfolio risk analytics and regulatory reporting. Together, these trends are intensifying the urgency of moving away from rather inflexible, cost-laden on-premise infrastructures towards…

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AI in Wealth Management: If you build it, they will come. But how do you fund it?

Over the past year, capital markets firms were understandably hyper-focused on stabilizing client relationships, guaranteeing employee safety, and keeping operations going during the economic uncertainty COVID-19 brought. Efficiency and caution ruled the day. But now we’re seeing the pendulum increasingly swing in…

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Three thoughts on the rise of retail investors

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Brand is who you are, not what you sell

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How far could Big Techs go in wealth management?

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The untapped potential of social media for investment banks

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The convergence of investment stewardship and management

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How sovereign asset owners can use data to tackle a new business agenda

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