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The Pandemic Was a Watershed Event For Investors

October 12, 2021 / Comments Off on The Pandemic Was a Watershed Event For Investors

The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped investor views and how the wealth and asset management industry responds to these changes. To understand the shifting needs of investors around the world and how well wealth management providers are meeting those needs and expectations, ThoughtLab conducted a survey of 2,325 investors across wealth levels, age, gender, and geographic […]

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The Future of Wealth Management: Debunking Investor Myths

October 7, 2021 / Comments Off on The Future of Wealth Management: Debunking Investor Myths

Wealth and Asset Management 4.0, the forthcoming study of 2,325 investors and 500 wealth management firms worldwide conducted by ThoughtLab, reveals that the pandemic has upended traditional ways of thinking about investors. To succeed in this new marketplace, wealth and asset management firms will need to revise their assumptions and take a more personalized approach to meeting investor product and service needs.  The ThoughtLab research, which was carried out in partnership with a group of major consulting and technology organizations, reverses prevailing views about investors:    Myth1: Digital is for young, mass […]

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Overcoming the Crisis: Future Trends in Wealth and Asset Management

August 11, 2021 / Comments Off on Overcoming the Crisis: Future Trends in Wealth and Asset Management

New trends are pushing wealth and asset management firms into becoming digital-first businesses offering clients immersive digital experiences and real-time support, together with more personalized products and services. The industry will also rethink their environmental, social and corporate governance investments, pushing sustainability to the forefront of their priorities.  To shed light on how these shifts will transform the industry, ThoughtLab is conducting […]

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Wealth and Asset Management 4.0: Expert Views on Preparing for a New Era

July 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Wealth and Asset Management 4.0: Expert Views on Preparing for a New Era

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated digital, social, economic, and demographic shifts across the world and across industries. Within the wealth and asset management industry, investor attitudes, needs, and expectations are undergoing lasting changes, and the playing field for investment providers is shifting. Investment providers will need to act quickly to compete in the next era […]

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Cybersecurity: A Smart City Imperative

April 23, 2021 / Comments Off on Cybersecurity: A Smart City Imperative

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted to cities around the world the importance of smart city programs—the use of technology, data, and innovative solutions to address their social, environmental, and economic challenges. Indeed, 65% of city leaders surveyed in 2020 as part of ESI ThoughtLab’s Smart City Solutions for a Risker World reported that the top lessons […]

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A Preview to our Study: Smart City Solutions for a Riskier World

March 26, 2021 / Comments Off on A Preview to our Study: Smart City Solutions for a Riskier World

COVID-19 has served as a stress test for cities as businesses and services were shut down and medical facilities stretched to their limits. It has exposed weaknesses in digital infrastructure and resilience as disruptions have emerged unexpectedly with far-reaching aftershocks. Simultaneously, cities are facing mounting pressures to address vulnerabilities related to cybersecurity and climate change. […]

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