Sink or swim

Why wealth management can’t afford to miss the digital wave.

The findings of this report are based on research conducted in late 2015 and early 2016 for PwC Strategy& by Wealth-X, global specialists in wealth intelligence. Quantitative research was conducted with 1,010 high net worth individuals with US$1 million+ in investable assets in Europe, North America and Asia, to assess their attitudes to their wealth, their use of technology and the role of professional wealth management in their lives.

This was supported with qualitative interviews with 100 client-facing relationship managers who work in wealth management firms, including the wealth management arms of major banks, primarily in Europe, North America and Asia but also Latin America and the Middle East. Finally, a selection of senior executives of established wealth management firms and CEOs of FinTech wealth management companies were interviewed about their strategic aims for technology in their business and quotes from these are included throughout. This data has been overlaid with insight from PwC’s financial services, digital and wealth management specialists in Europe, the US and Asia. PwC would like to thank all contributors for their insights and involvement in the development of this report.

In this report we first explore expectations among high net worth individuals for wealth management and their use of digital technology in both a financial and non-financial context. We then assess attitudes to, and provision of, digital technology within the wealth management industry. Next we explore digital opportunities that the wealth management industry is powerfully positioned to exploit. Finally, we illustrate short to long-term strategies that the sector could adopt to embed digital into their operations, culture and value proposition.

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