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Investors favour human touch over robo advisory
Amid increasing adoption of digital and robo advisors, wealthy investors have expressed concerns over the lack of a personal touch with their financial advisors.
Pressure for mandatory global ESG standards
A recent EY report addresses barriers to ESG disclosures from companies.
Alternative funds set for further growth
An EY survey finds the alternative funds industry has deftly navigated pandemic-related disruption and is now gaining new momentum.
Setting non-financial goals
Research finds that affluent individuals in Asia Pacific are looking to build investment portfolios that achieve more than just financial returns.
Digital seduction of Apac wealth clients
The Covid-19 pandemic has been the catalyst for more digital technology use in the region and will lead to permanent changes in investors’ behaviour.
HK asset managers lack transparency
Most of the HK public are unfamiliar with asset management services, yet the sector retains a good level of trust, according to an EY survey.
More of Apac’s wealthy to switch provider: report
More than half of high net worth clients in Asia-Pacific are expected to use mobile apps as their primary engagement channel for wealth management.
HK ESG reporting is just box-ticking
Investors in Hong Kong have interest in sustainable investing, but among locally-listed companies a ‘box-ticking attitude’ toward ESG reporting remains prevalent, according to industry reports.
EY: Private banking shakeout to continue in 2018
Regulatory costs are expected to increase while clients increasingly prefer digital channels for financial advice, suggesting wealth managers rethink traditional business models, according to Elliot Shadforth, Hong Kong-based Asia-Pacific wealth and asset management leader at EY.