It is increasingly important for leaders in financial services firms to be well versed in technology so they can make informed decisions about buying vs. building technology solutions, choosing the right partners and, most significantly, realizing a positive outcome or return in a timely manner. With this in mind, I have assembled some key insights to help guide you to make better technology decisions for your company.
The successful financial advisor of the future will be a whole new breed of professional – a team player that is integrally connected to their clients’ financial lives, leverages technology to work flexibly and has systems and processes in place to ensure their clients’ interests are always paramount.
As technology emerges as essential to being competitive in the 21st century, financial services businesses need a new way of thinking about their technology platforms – one that addresses growing regulatory compliance challenges while freeing up organizational resources and energy to focus on servicing clients and growing the business.
Digital technology is not only transforming how we communicate and stay informed, it is also reinventing how we shop and purchase products and services – including financial products and advice. To better understand what lies ahead, let’s take a brief look at some industries that are further along in this digital transformation.
Online social networking technologies are making it easier than ever before to stay connected and build engagement with one’s clients.
Client engagement is critical to any advisory practice because it supports not only the retention of your services over time, but also generates warm referrals – both of which are a potential source of significant growth in your book of business.