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South African Robo-Advisors: Hype or Worthy Investment?

By Leandi Kolver on June 13, 2018
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By 2022 robo-advisors will manage US$177 million in South African assets, up from only US$22 million this year, data by Statista shows. This translates into a compound annual growth rate between 2018 and 2022 of 68.8%….

What can Asset Managers learn from Millennial Investors?

By Richard Watts on April 23, 2018
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I recently gave a short presentation as part of a panel event hosted by the Financial Services Forum. Entitled What Can We Learn From Millennials?, my talk focused on the asset management industry perspective, and why marketers…

Kurtosys Head of Digital tackles millennials at FS Forum panel

By Elliot Burr on March 27, 2018
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On 17 April 2018, our Global Head of Digital Rich Watts will be a guest speaker at a Financial Services Forum event. Entitled What Can We Learn From Millennials?, this talk will focus on the asset…

Fund managers need to go straight to consumers

By Mash Patel on October 25, 2017
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While fund managers can be forgiven for not prioritising marketing activities when allocating their budgets right now – MiFID II compliance activities are obviously at the top of the list – there is a massive shift…

Millennial Investors: Is It Wise To Cut Out Humans?

By Graham Jarvis on October 2, 2017
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“The times they are a-changin’”, and with the growth of artificial intelligence (AI) in all industrial sectors, including financial services, the words of singer-songwriter Bob Dylan are certainly coming true. Attracta Mooney, an asset management reporter…

Wake Up, Asset Managers – Are Retailers Your New Competitors?

By Alexandra Filippova on September 14, 2017
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I have a lot of feelings on what the finance sector can learn from retailers. In my previous life I worked in the dreaded space of Executive Search or “Recruitment” as most refer to it. I…

The New Wave of Asset Management

By Mash Patel on September 12, 2017
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We’ve been told a lot of things about millennials in the recent past. How they’re lazy. How they’re not lazy. How they are killing certain industries. And how they don’t have any money. There is a…

Friday Fund Marketing Roundup #26

By Elliot Burr on December 23, 2016
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Welcome to our digital marketing round-up Here at Kurtosys we fall down the digital rabbit hole so you don’t have to. We’ve pulled out some of the best reports, eBooks and articles from the digital sphere,…

Performance measurement and reporting: the next battleground

By David Prosser on December 6, 2016
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How will asset managers adapt to the changing demographics of their client base, which will increasingly be dominated by digital savvy millennials in the years ahead? The challenge will be twofold; not only do these investors…

Five Insights From The Women in Finance Power 100

By Courtney McQuade on November 24, 2016
Five Insights From The Women in Finance Power 100

While robo-advisors are quickly gaining popularity, many agree they’ll never replace the human touch. Why? Because investing has an emotional dimension to it. Most people would agree it’s confusing and scary. Add to that mix a…

Friday Fund Marketing Roundup #16

By Courtney McQuade on October 14, 2016
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Welcome to our digital marketing round-up Here at Kurtosys we fall down the digital rabbit hole so you don’t have to. We’ve pulled out some of the best reports, eBooks and articles from the digital sphere,…

Asset Management in the Social Era [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Paul Fawcett on August 24, 2016
Asset Management in the social era

PwC’s June 2016 report, #SocialMediaStudies: Asset Management in the Social Era, reviewed the growth of social media globally and in terms of asset management brands. They uncovered research in which 62% of millennials said that if a brand engages with…