WealthTech


Standard Chartered gets personalised for investment ideas in Asia

This time it’s personal. Standard Chartered has launched a digital wealth management tool that can customise investment ideas in a lively and rapid manner. Called Personalised Investment Ideas (PII), the idea is to help “priority banking” clients respond faster to market opportunities with automated investment ideas based on considerations such as their risk profile and […]

Navient’s $155m acquisition shows the importance of being Earnest

US asset management firm Navient will acquire education finance company Earnest for $155 million in cash as it hunts out new markets. As part of Navient, Earnest will continue as a “distinct brand” and will be led by its current management team, including founders Louis Beryl and Ben Hutchinson. Navient says Earnest clients will continue […]

Falcon plans to feather more nests with new digital platform

Zurich-based Falcon Private Bank has unveiled a new digital platform, Falcon Pulse, as it looks to boost its ambitions in wealth management. Main features will include an algo trader that daily rebalances a portfolio’s asset allocation to “optimise” performance as well as an idea generating tool that will screen market information to offer the “best […]

Why financial services should be terrified of dispensing wealth management robo-advice

Robo-advisors are software programmes that provide financial advice with minimal human intervention. Software has been providing advice for half a century, from portfolio management to trading strategies to currency management, and more. The novelty is providing robo-advice direct to consumers. Robo-advice costs less than “bricks & mortar & human” services, hopefully harvesting a bigger market. […]

Wealthtech is coming to the High Street

For those in employed in financial services, technology has always been important – integrated systems for operations and execution have been with us for decades. But to the banking customer at a High Street branch the advances in technology may not be obvious. However, slowly and surely innovations from the fintech sector are filtering down to the mass-market.

UK regulator unleashes new hub for sweet asset management

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is setting up an asset management authorisation hub to support start-ups entering the lively market. In a speech at the “FT Investment Management Summit Europe 2017”, Megan Butler, executive director of supervision – investment, wholesale and specialist, FCA, says the hub will help start-ups as they move between pre-authorisation […]