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FinTech Partnerships for Wealth Management Banks?

A recent journal article has reviewed the current state and future direction of the FinTech landscape, mainly focusing on the retail banking space. While many retail banks around the world have partnered with FinTech companies to enhance their services, I believe the question of partnering with FinTech companies is more complex for wealth management banks. With this blog post, I will explore opportunities and challenges for wealth management in partnering with FinTechs, focusing on how these partnerships may benefit HNWI clients and addressing concerns about value chain integration.

Tobias Fischer

ZHAW Wealth Management Podcast #3: Dr. Tobias Fischer, Frankfurter Bankgesellschaft

Gemeinsam werfen wir einen spannenden Blick hinter die Kulissen: Dr. Fischer stellt die Bank, ihre Dienstleistungen und Zielkunden vor und erörtert das Erfolgsgeheimnis hinter dem starken Ergebnis der Frankfurter Bankgesellschaft im jüngsten ZHAW-Ranking, das vor allem FBGs beeindruckendes Wachstum und ihre Profitabilität hervorhebt. Dabei beleuchtet er auch Herausforderungen und mögliche Zielkonflikte. Themen wie Offshore-Kunden, Digitalisierung und strategische Stossrichtungen für zukünftiges Wachstum stehen ebenso im Fokus.

Stefan Jenni

ZHAW Wealth Management Podcast #2: Stefan Jenni, Itaú Private Bank

In this exclusive interview, I sat down down with Stefan Jenni, CEO of Itaú Private Bank in Switzerland.

We explore the bank’s unique value proposition, strategic focus, and client base that distinguish it within the competitive landscape of private banking. Stefan Jenni shares key insights into Itaú Private Bank’s approach in the current macroeconomic uncertainties, and their impact on net new asset flows. The discussion also covers how Switzerland, as a leading financial hub, may navigate the various challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

This is an essential watch for anyone interested in the intersection of tradition and innovation in international private banking.

ZHAW Wealth Management Podcast #1: Simon Wyss, Privatbank Von Graffenried AG

In diesem exklusiven Interview mit Simon Wyss, dem Vorsitzenden der Geschäftsleitung der Berner Privatbank Von Graffenried AG, beleuchten wir die herausragenden Leistungen der Bank, die sie an die Spitze unseres Schweizer Privatbanken-Rankings geführt haben.

Simon Wyss teilt Einblicke in die Erfolgsformeln der Bank in den Bereichen Profitabilität, Effizienz und Wachstum. Erfahren Sie, wie Von Graffenried die Herausforderungen der Digitalisierung in einer traditionellen Branche meistert und welche Rolle künstliche Intelligenz für die Zukunft des Bankwesens spielt. Zudem diskutieren wir die aktuellen globalen Unsicherheiten und deren Einfluss auf das Schweizer Private Banking sowie die grössten Herausforderungen der Branche und mögliche Lösungsansätze. Ein Muss für jeden, der an der Schnittstelle von Tradition und Innovation im Finanzsektor interessiert ist.

Robo advisor for wealth management banks

AI In Portfolio Management – 3 Ways How Wealth Management Banks Benefit

The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into portfolio management could bring a shift in how wealth management banks offer investment services to their clients. A recent paper titled “Enhancing Portfolio Management Using Artificial Intelligence: A Literature Review”, to which the Head of our Institute, Prof. Dr. Peter Schwendner, guided me, offers a comprehensive overview of this integration, illustrating the potential of AI to revolutionize asset allocation, client service, and operational efficiency.

With this blog post, I will try to showcase the article’s findings from a wealth management bank’s perspective and outlining strategies for harnessing AI in portfolio management, while navigating the challenges associated with transparency, fairness, and compliance.

Open Wealth – How Swiss Wealth Managers Are Silently Becoming Digital

As we know from Deloitte’s traditional Wealth Centre Ranking studies, Switzerland has traditionally been the world leader in cross-border wealth management, whereby the country’s significant number of External Asset Managers (EAMs) have contributed to this position. However, Swiss wealth managers have certainly faced challenges due to shifting demographics and client needs, technological advancements, regulations, or macroeconomic uncertainties.

Digital Banking For Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X

Motivated by the accelerated shift to digital banking during the COVID-19 pandemic, designing a compelling digital banking value proposition and UX has become crucial for banks. A recent article has examined the digital banking adoption and perceptions across generations, aiming to capture the differing attitudes and usage patterns of digital banking among Gen Z, Millennials and Gen X.