It is good to see that our competitors are also beginning to cotton on to the benefits offered by technological advances in the wealth management sector, with 60 per cent of wealth managers conceding that fintech poses a real threat to those financial advisors and wealth managers who fail to innovate.
“Sophisticated investors are still willing to pay for expert knowledge and advice, so the human adviser will never be completely replaced. However, the rise of new distribution models and players means the wealth management industry is on the cusp of change,” commented Iain Chidgey, vice president of Delphix, the firm which commissioned the research.
The great thing about wealth management technology is that it offers more for less, improving customer outcomes, enhancing in-house efficiency and increasing client acquisition.
Most important, however, is the way firms choose to implement this innovation; as one of the most comprehensive and experienced wealth management companies around, Blacktower understands that although technology is useful to increase client gains and efficiency, it cannot ever be a substitute for human advice and interaction.