We’re delighted to partner with ThoughtLab for another exciting webinar, on the topic: Wealth and Asset Management 4.0: How ESG and Regulatory Initiatives Will Transform the Wealth Management Industry.
Thought Lab’s recent survey of wealth management executives found that 35% believe a greater focus on environmental, social, and governance will have the biggest impact on the wealth management industry over the next two years.
This ESG impact is coming from two directions: Investors, particularly younger ones, who view ESG as critical to their investing strategy; and regulators, who are moving to shut down greenwashing and protect investor interests in a world of digital disruption. While these trends have been percolating over the last several years, the pandemic has brought them to a boil.
Our upcoming webinar will engage wealth management experts in a free-flowing discussion of what these changes will mean for the industry. Specifically, we will address such critical issues as:
Discussion points include:
- Will social value become central to investment strategies in the future, or will investors return to maximizing financial returns if the market falls? In the years ahead, how important will an ESG commitment be to attract and retain clients across age, wealth, demographic segments, and locations?
- How far should wealth management firms go to incorporate ESG into different aspects of their business approaches, from marketing, communication, and analysis to investment products and advisory services? How should companies rethink their culture and organizational approaches to excel in a more socially responsible marketplace?
- Which regulatory changes—from KYC and AML to data security and privacy to investor protection and fiduciary standards–will have the largest impact on the wealth management industry over the next few years? What shifts in people, process, and technology will be crucial for operating successfully in a more highly regulated landscape?
- How should wealth management providers change their onboarding methods, client advisory services, and outsourcing strategies to improve compliance? What will best practice in governance and controls look like in a digital-first, socially responsible world?