Knowledge Base Articles

Personal Accident Insurance: Would My Savings Suffice?

Today’s case study examines a real-life experience of a Swedish family who struggled to receive adequate help from the local wealth management service providers.

Skandia Case Study II: Building Channel-Agnostic Wealth Experiences

Skandia strives to build communication channels in a digital space that would match the physical experiences in engagement levels and even improve the service quality in a way that has not been achievable before.

OutRank User Guide: The Walkthrough of the Digital Investments Use Case

Welcome to our brand-new series describing the elements of digital financial experiences you can build using OutRank API!

Steps to heaven - How to take your customers on a journey to the land of digital trust

Fredrik Daveus, CEO at Kidbrooke®, explores how to build trust in digital wealth management for the Swiss WealthTech Landscape Report 2021 by The Wealth Mosaic.

Skandia Case Study: Pioneering Seamless Digital Wealth

The financial guidance and advice services, which constitute the life insurer’s core business, were among the first to go through the transformation. Joakim Pettersson, the digital strategy and innovation lead at Skandia, believes that digitalisation is “the only way to scale financial advisory services”.

Evida Case Study: How to build an innovative financial advisor in under seven months?

Evida began its path as a family office managing a wide range of assets for wealthy families. Initially, the Swedish financial advisor outsourced the management of equity and fixed income positions to other parties. However, the combination of their interest for factor-based investments and dissatisfaction with wealth management services provided by the largest banks in Sweden, Switzerland and Luxembourg convinced Evida to build their own digital advisory service.

Part I - Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks

In this article series, we present a machine learning-based approach to solving a common problem in financial modelling where one is faced with the task of estimating the value of a function which requires a significant amount of computation to evaluate. More specifically, a function that corresponds to a so-called nested simulation aimed at, for example, estimating a capital requirement for a financial institution or the risk associated with a structured product for a retail investor.

Part III - Portfolio Construction - The Real World Analysis

In the third and the final part of our “Portfolio Construction” article series, the findings of the previous sections are applied to a broader and more realistic set of assets to evaluate the performance of the proposed methods against more conventional techniques.

Part II - Portfolio Construction - Sampling & Optimisation

The second part of the “Portfolio Construction”-series explores whether introducing parameter uncertainty to the model would improve the out-of-sample performance of the optimal portfolio. Additionally, the article proposes and tests two adjustments to regular utility optimisation.

Part I - Portfolio Construction - Parameter & Model Uncertainty

There is a number of challenges associated with portfolio construction based on historical data. This three-part article series explores some of the most common issues attributed to the model-based portfolio optimization: the sensitivity to changes in data, large variations in portfolio weights and the bad out-of-sample performance.

Blog Articles

Be seen to be believed: Using financial simulation to inspire your clients

Remembering her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth the II, she often said that her public appearances were important because “I must be seen to be believed.” How can wealth managers help clients visualize their financial plans? Using technology to simulate different scenarios, provide analytics and keep clients engaged is one way to proceed.

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.

Three Emerging Business Models for Embedded Wealth

The rise of buy-now-pay-later unicorns such as Klarna and the dominance of payment solutions in the fintech agenda hint on the overarching embedded finance trend, the practice of incorporating financial services into other businesses in relevant contexts. Although the economic downturn poses significant challenges to the fintech industry, it is likely that we shall see more solutions within the embedded finance space. Today we focus on embedded wealth, another subsector of this industry.

Employer Branding: Using technology to promote pension awareness

Taking chances on new technology is not often a priority for human resource executives. They strive to achieve various objectives around recruitment, retention and productivity, but not on adopting innovation. However, achieving these objectives may be dramatically accelerated by the intelligent use of technology. Today's blog focuses on the best practices related to pension planning for employees, and how a cooperation between the corporate human resources and financial functions leads to your employees’ confidence in tomorrow.