One small step: How making incremental improvements to your wealth technology can boost advisor revenue
“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” said astronaut Neil Armstrong when he walked on the moon. With regards to wealth technology, taking small steps can deliver big changes, and adopting a mindset of incremental improvement can deliver value over time. Being a provider of a portfolio management system (PMS) that powers wealth manage-ment firms requires a commitment to investing in wealth technology. Delivery needs to be better, faster, cheaper than the competition. So how can you escape this conundrum?
No Compromise on Compliance: Leverage Financial Forecasting
At Kidbrooke, as we deliver software driving the mathematics behind sophisticated digital customer journeys, we actively work with compliance functions of financial institutions. We strive to reach swift turn-around times without compromising on rules and financial regulations. On this journey, we found four areas which help us and our clients optimize time-to-market and deliver reliable and responsible services.
Forecast: The Core Ingredient of Engaging Financial Experiences
It has been a few years since digital transformation appeared on the priority list of the financial industry executives. While the evolutionary process of tapping into the latest technology is continuous, the pandemic has accelerated it dramatically. Even the most conservative branches, such as wealth management, now contemplates transforming their businesses into more digitalised operations. Some financial advisors embrace innovation wholeheartedly, reaping all the benefits and facing all the risks of early adoption, while others take a more cautious strategy. OutRank® advocates an incremental, forecast-driven approach when building digital journeys for your customers or financial planners, regardless of where your competitors are in their digital transformation efforts. At Kidbrooke®, we provide Forecast, the module of OutRank®, which delivers predictive forecasting functionality applicable to various financial planning use cases and digital journey elements.
Outside In: Iterate to Innovate
New technology is often implemented by large companies to solve specific problems. Once the initial purpose has been achieved, the technology becomes part of the business as usual or “BAU” infrastructure. But instead of relegating a new functionality to the “new normal” category, it is useful to consider it as a catalyst for change – both in external, customer facing projects and in internal, IT development planning. Skandia, Sweden’s largest insurance company, implemented OutRank to offer customers a superior tool to better understand their pensions and investments. Working together with the Kidbrooke team, the Skandia executives saw the positive impact that a user-friendly customer interface had on sales as well as customer retention.