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

PRESS RELEASE: Kidbrooke Announces New Customer: HAYAH Insurance

Kidbrooke®, a leading provider of financial analytics APIs, confirmed the signing of its newest client, HAYAH Insurance. Kidbrooke will be providing HAYAH Insurance with OutRank®, its financial simulation engine driving the ALM functionality for self-service goals-based investment journeys.

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?

Top Trends to Watch in WealthTech during 2023

Global consultancy firm Bain & Company released a new study predicting that customer demand for wealth management services will double over the next eight years, growing to more than $500 billion by 2030. Moreover, with total global financial wealth in 2021 reaching $250tn, 12% of UK adults are using at least one investment app as of July 2021, proving that the industry is only to get stronger. But with inflation roaring again, will the explosion in retail investing built around bull markets take a hit? Let’s delve into what trends are shaping the industry.

Supporting Wealth Planning for the Next Generation

Over the next decade, between 30 and 68 trillion dollars will be transferred by families to their children. In the UK alone, estimates are $15.4 million over the next decade, according to a Russell-Cooke study. Succession planning by wealthy families and family offices is a hot topic in those rarified circles. But for many affluent families, wealth planning has not been priority. According to a report by Russell Investments, only 26% of families have a full strategy on wealth transfer, and once the transfer occurs, 90% of the heirs change advisors. In some countries, such as Switzerland, strict laws prohibiting advisors from contacting the heirs of a deceased client can eliminate communication. Sadly, 70% of families lose control of their assets after the transfer.