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.

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.