How to make your company more innovation friendly

How to make your company more innovation friendly

Innovation is about transforming ideas into offerings, which solve problems, satisfy needs, alleviate pains, or generate gains, and for which customers are willing to pay. It requires a strategy to start with. Innovation is a professional function, a real job, rather than a sideline occupation everybody should embrace. Fostering the innovation profession within a firm.

Three new-year resolutions leading to success

Three new-year resolutions leading to success

Dear CEO, This year, I decided not to send you one of those traditional Christmas cards. Having been inspired by the book “Dear CEO – 50 Personal Letters from the World’s Leading Business Thinkers” compiled by Crainer and Dearlove, I want to share with you some of my thoughts about making you more successful and.

Thoughts about the future value proposition of asset management

Thoughts about the future value proposition of asset management

The value proposition of the asset management industry is increasingly questioned, not only due to additional regulatory requirements and technology advancements, but also to new customer trends. Asset manager’s success with depend on understanding the customers decision journey and addressing his/her jobs to be done, considering technological advancements and regulatory constraints. Delivering superior risk-adjusted investment.

Why so many people fail in their new role

Why so many people fail in their new role

Many newly promoted individuals fail in their new role although they have been highly successful in the past. This can often be traced back to a mismatch in key traits between the individual and the new role. The 2×2 success matrix identifies two dimensions which are critical for success, namely the aversion towards change and.

How can Switzerland evolve into an asset management site?

How can Switzerland evolve into an asset management site?

The Swiss asset management industry is still seeking its “raison d’être” and associated business model. It is therefore not surprising that the alumni association of the University of St. Gallen organized a full day conference titled “How can Switzerland evolve into an asset management site?” Contributors from different segments of the market provided their perspective.

To Blockchain or to Block the Chain

To Blockchain or to Block the Chain

Since the introduction of the bitcoin cryptocurrency in 2008, the blockchain technology has been in everyone’s mouth. In this insight, I review the three main components defining the core of any blockchain implementation using a slightly novel approach. I start by defining the asset transfer problem (ATP) that blockchain is aiming at solving. I present.

Three Emerging Trends in Traditional Asset Class Investing

Three Emerging Trends in Traditional Asset Class Investing

The current market environment, characterized by political uncertainty, low interest rates, and ever increasing regulation, forces investment managers to seek for new return generating opportunities. Although the traditional focuses on asset class diversification and capturing risk premia still apply, three trends in traditional asset class investing are emerging. First, investment managers try enlarging the investment.

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