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Digital Revolution

Challenges and opportunities for private banks

September 19 2017 - Hong Kong

The rapid advancement of financial technology (fintech) has brought about disruptive innovations that are reshaping nearly every aspect of financial services.

While the private banking and wealth management industry is moving to prepare itself for increased digitization, the emergence of new fintech players are posing a threat to the industry’s existing operational practices and mechanisms.

Adaptability is key. Private banks and wealth managers that can adapt to changing technology are winners in a digital revolution.

The Asset, in association with Avaloq, presents an exclusive roundtable, which will discuss the challenges, opportunities and ways by which private banks can integrate fintech “disruption” into their business models and customer engagement.

Four seasons
Four Seasons hotel, Hong Kong
Date: September 19 2017


Registration and coffee
Asset Events Speaker
Fintech in Asia
Fintech development in many parts of Asia, especially the Southeast Asia, is still in the early stage as compared to the western countries.
  • What are the differences and common themes among Asian markets in terms of digital transformation?
  • What is the meaning of digital disruption?
  • What is unique about Asian markets in terms of digital innovation?
Digital disruption
The emergence of fintechs are posing a threat to banks with traditional business models. But some experts say such threat is overhyped.
  • How are digital disruptive innovation a threat to traditional finance?
  • What challenges are private banks and wealth managers finding internally as they respond to the threat of digital disruption?
  • How are private banks and wealth managers responding to digital innovation?
  • What are the preferred options for private banks and wealth managers?
  • Is "self-build" an option over "external collaboration"? Why?
While it is true that that innovation can bring about disruption, it can also mean change that can revolutionize services to clients.
  • What are the opportunities arising from the digitalization for private bankers and wealth managers? In which areas will the rise of fintech add the most value?
  • How can private banks and wealth managers take advantage of the opportunities brought about by fintechs, reinvigorate their respective businesses, and enhance relevance to clients?
  • We have seen a raft of robo-advisers and payment players. In which other areas are fintechs likely to have the most impact? What are the next trending topic?
  • What is the outlook for the banking and wealth environment in five years amid digital innovation? What can change and what will remain the same?
Francisco Fernandez
Francisco Fernandez
group chief executive officer
Bassam Salem
Bassam Salem
chief executive officer Asia Pacific
Citi Private Bank
Michael Haupt
Michael Haupt
chief operating officer
Vontobel Wealth Management Asia
Networking and cocktails

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