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Accenture’s Banking Technology Vision 2017

Last month Seismic explored the findings of EY’s 2017 Global Banking Outlook—a report highlighting what the consultancy sees as five strategic priorities for banks over the next year. Here we are three weeks later, and another look at industry trends has taken the form of Accenture’s Banking Technology Vision 2017. Only this time, as the…

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Content and Communications Technologies in Financial Services: A Webinar

Last week MFEA hosted a webinar featuring Craig Dunham, VP of financial services at Seismic, and Ray Lewis, Global Marketing Communications Manager at Brandes Investment Partners, L.P. The session is entitled “Increasing Marketing’s Efficiency and Effectiveness with Content and Communications Technologies” and its recording is available to MFEA members and non-members. The presentation’s arc consisted…

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4 May
2017

Trends in Asset Management: Interminable Consolidation

In an interview with FundFire in February, Dan Fuss, vice chairman and portfolio manager at Loomis Sayles, talked about the continued transformation of asset management, detailing what he saw as the fourth industry change during his lifetime: I doubt if wages are going to be going up in the asset management business. I really do….

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EY’s Global Banking Outlook for 2017

With articles questioning the role of traditional bank branches, and bylines encouraging institutions to adopt AI and machine learning technologies, 2017 is considered by many to be a pivotal year for banking—a year of action and regeneration. Gauging what lies ahead for an entire industry is no easy task, but EY recently released its 2017…

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13 Apr
2017

2017 Tech Trends to Watch in Wealth Management

CEB TowerGroup recently released a report on the biggest technological trends occurring within wealth management for 2017. The industry push towards adopting fresh technologies is driven by a culmination of factors like slowing AUM growth, increased regulation, fee compression, and a major shift in client demographics and behavior. Because of these tougher market conditions, pre-tax…

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3 Highlights from Celent’s Innovation & Insight Day

This past Tuesday over three dozen wealth and asset management professionals gathered in Boston to hear from a team of Celent analysts on topics like artificial intelligence, robo-advisors, behavioral traits of Millennials, and the most pressing challenges facing firms today. The symposium’s format consisted of a mix of presentations and panels, with a robust Q&A…

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Three Keys to a Coherent, Consistent Corporate Narrative

Regardless of which space a financial services firm occupies—banking, asset or wealth management—creating, maintaining and disseminating an effective corporate narrative is critical to conveying a coherent, differentiating message to the market—especially one in the midst of a massive transformation—and delivering a consistent level of value and service via the statement’s users—a firm’s employees. The CEB…

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22 Mar
2017

Taking Back the Quarter with Content Automation

Seismic recently surveyed asset managers to better understand their strategic priorities for 2017, how they harness or plan to harness the value of content automation, and life with and without access to technologies that streamline processes and personalize client experiences. While the survey’s complete findings won’t be officially released for a couple of weeks, the…

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9 Mar
2017

From Asset Management to Account-Based Marketing: An Interview

I recently sat down with Seismic’s Jillian Hughes, manager of account-based marketing for financial services, and took the opportunity to ask a few questions about her background in asset management, the experience of working for a tech company, and the internal and external factors currently affecting firms within the space. After college you worked as…

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Are Banks the Innovators Financial Services Needs?

Recently, The Financial Brand featured a piece on the future of AI, data analytics and machine learning in banking. Quite the popular topic as of late, it seems once that glittery crystal ball touched down in Times Square, the financial services world turned its attention to the promise of budding technologies like AI. While the…

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