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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.

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Swiss Wealth Management Banks: Boards of Directors and Gender Diversity

Swiss wealth management banks show a preference for a lean board structure, as evidenced by our data . The number of board members varies, with a minimum of 3 members in some banks and a maximum of 13 in others. Notably, a significant portion of the banks analyzed have between 5 to 6 board members. This trend suggests a strategic choice for efficiency and perhaps more effective governance, enabling these banks to navigate the complexities of wealth management with agility.

Coming soon: ZHAW Swiss Wealth Management Study – Edition 2

Stay tuned! Our new study “Wealth Management in Switzerland – Edition 2”, to which Mr Jonas Hefti as Research Fellow has significantly contributed, will be released in the next couple of weeks. Published by the Department of Banking Finance Insurance at ZHAW School of Management and Law, it will again represent a seminal contribution to the scholarly and professional understanding of the Swiss wealth management industry. This study meticulously evaluates 67 licensed Swiss banks that derive a substantial portion of their revenue from wealth management activities, thereby offering a comprehensive overview of this sector’s dynamics.

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.

Crypto Bull Run – Which Swiss Wealth Management Bank Is Next?

In recent years, the offering landscape of financial investments across Swiss wealth management banks has undergone many transformations, also marked by the rising prominence of cryptocurrencies. These digital assets, which just ten years ago occupied a niche corner of the investment world, have steadily gained acceptance among a broad spectrum of (U)HNWI clients, even including institutional players.