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.

Insights from the Swiss Innovation Forum 2016

Insights from the Swiss Innovation Forum 2016

The Swiss Innovation Forum is the main platform for creativity, design, and innovation. The theme of this year’s edition was PLAY. Speakers described how playing, whether by understanding business models, addressing a personal challenge, answering the question “now what?” or “what would be if …?”,  can help foster creativity, the food for innovation. This year’s.

Understanding the Future of Robo-Advice

Understanding the Future of Robo-Advice

For many technology savvy private bankers Robo-Advice is the place to be, for others it’s the worst nightmare. Again others, see in it a hype that will soon disappear. To make up your own opinion, it is key to understand the drivers behind Robo-Advice, that is the business model. In this insight we provide an.

Which Challenges Will Wealth Managers Be Facing

Which Challenges Will Wealth Managers Be Facing

Wealth managers will be faced with numerous challenges over the coming years. Some of these challenges are home-made. But most of them are due to changing customer needs (seeking advice rather than buying products) and perceived value for money. Transparency as well as customer interaction will be key to success. In addition, environmental externalities, like.

Design Thinking: The New Competitive Advantage

Design Thinking: The New Competitive Advantage

Traditional problem solving techniques based on deductive and / or inductive reasoning fail to support designing competitive business models. Analytical thinking relies on past experience and historical data. According to the philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce, it is not possible to invent the future using the past. Successful businesses require traversing the knowledge funnel with high.

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