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We were delighted to host our annual Digital Wealth event in Hong Kong.  

More than 250 CEOs, COOs, heads of technology / digital, and other senior practitioners attended – from a mix of local and international Private Banks, Retail Banks, Insurance Companies, Independent Firms & Family Offices, Asset Management Companies, and IFAs. They participated in the debate around how to address the challenges they all face – namely, that while they know they need to embrace digital, most are still unclear about what to do and how to do it.

Thank you to all of our event partners: FinIQ, IMTF, Malabar AI, Temenos, Assentis, FactSet, Quantifeed, Xignite, Orbium, Saffron Robo, State Street, Synpulse, WeInvest, and additive.

Nov 9

Digital Wealth Asia 2017

W Hotel Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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Adrian Gostick

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Quantifeed

Amar Bisht

Orbium

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Digital Wealth Asia Forum 2019

W Hotel Hong Kong,Hong Kong

We were delighted to host our annual event in Hong Kong for the Digital Community in Wealth Management.

More than 300 CEOs, senior management, product gatekeepers and RM’s at Private Banks, Retail Banks, IFAs. Independent Asset Management Firms (IAM), Ex...

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Morning

  • 8.40am

    Registration

  • 8.55am

    Welcome Address

    Michael Stanhope

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer

    Hubbis

  • 9.00am

    Keynote Address - Credit Suisse’s successful digital transformation - a look back and ahead

  • 9.10am

    Panel discussion - How do you future proof your business?

    • How will firms in Asian wealth management use technology and digital to improve the business?
    • What's innovative, interesting or challenging to you?
    • How do you create an ecosystem that genuinely embraces fintech?
    • What will firms be spending money on next year? Is your technology budget getting bigger?
    • How do you select vendors today?
    • How do you view the different regions from a technology perspective?
    • What are the trends in Regtech?
    • How do you feel with the security risk that comes with digitisation?
    • What stops your private banker from communicating in ways they should not?

    Chair

    Michael Stanhope
    Chief Executive Officer & Founder
    Hubbis

    Panel members

    Michael Haupt
    Chief Operating Officer, Investment Advisor, Asia Pacific
    Vontobel Wealth Management 

    Terence Tam
    Executive Director, Head of Wealth Management Technology, Asia ex-Japan, Global Information Technology Division
    Nomura

    Mark Buesser
    Chief Executive Officer
    IMTF

    Marko Milek
    Head of Global Exchange, APAC
    State Street

    Thomas Achhorner
    Global Head of Solutions
    additiv

    Ian Woodhouse
    Senior Business Advisor
    Orbium

    Panel Members

  • 9.55am

    Presentation - Wealth management just got a new name

    John Robson

    Chief Commercial Officer

    Quantifeed

    • We all have new expectations
    • Technology is not the solution
    • Crafting the right digital experience
  • 10.05am

    Presentation - Driving growth through digital wealth management

    Jeson Liu

    Head of Greater China

    FinIQ

    • Delivering a client-centric wealth management offering
    • Creating a unified front-to-back office platform
  • 10.15am

    Presentation - Digital Advisory Life Cycle

    Martin Frick

    Managing Director, Asia Pacific

    Temenos

    • How technology can support life cycle
    • Leveraging FinTech technology
  • 10.25am

    Refreshment & Networking

  • 10.55am

    Presentation - Robo-advisory for a more efficient front-office

    Mark Buesser

    Chief Executive Officer

    IMTF

    • Automating complex regulations
    • Digitising the client relationship
    • Achieving client centricity and efficiency with ICOS/2
  • 11.05am

    Presentation - Turning information into insights

    Marko Milek

    Head of Global Exchange, APAC

    State Street

    • If data is the next natural resource, how will investors best harness it?
    • What analytical frameworks need to be developed?
    • Why are actionable insights the ultimate goal?
  • 11.15am

    Presentation - Enabling digital wealth options in Asia

    Bhaskar Prabhakara

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer

    WeInvest

    • How to make digital wealth a reality within your institution?
    • Options for different segments: account aggregation, robo-advisory, hybrid advisory, thematic investing options, Sharia-compliance
    • Regulatory progress and constraints across the region
    • Organisational constraints to overcome
  • 11.25am

    Presentation - Using technology to manage the changing traditional client trust paradigm

    Donald Soo

    Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer

    Malabar AI

    • Solving some real problems
    • Enabling you to have a more holistic and advice led approach
  • 11.35am

    Presentation - The Cloudification of Capital Markets - Market Data APIs Allow Banks to Innovate at the Speed of a Fintech

    Stephane Dubois

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer

    Xignite

  • 11.45am

    Presentation - Natural capital, blockchain, and the future of wealth management

    Seamus Donoghue

    Vice President of Business Development

    Metaco

    • Investing in the world’s most promising asset class
    • Diversification and portfolio risk mitigation impacts
    • Net positive portfolios

     

  • 11.55am

    WealthTalk - From secrecy to transparency

    Michiel van Selm

    Chief Operating Officer

    Canopy

Afternoon

  • 12.10pm

    Presentation - Truly Digital Wealth Management

    Abhra Roy

    Head, Finacle Wealth Management Solution

    Infosys Finacle

    • Focus on the Customer Key Technology Drivers
    • Have we forgotten the back office?
    • Innovations
  • 12.20pm

    Panel discussion - Is ‘ROBO’ and ‘NEW STUFF’ gaining any real ground?

    • What's your value proposition and why will it be successful?
    • What does the term ‘Robo’ mean to you?
    • Have consumers, banks and consultants really embraced ‘new stuff’?
    • Who will rock the boat?
    • What does the platform of tomorrow look like?
    • Is it likely that the traditional investment process will change?
    • What does a proper business case for digital look like?
    • How are FinTech companies partnering with larger more established institutions?
    • What makes these partnerships work - what both sides are looking to achieve?
    • Who invests in FinTech companies?
    • What has emerged from any of the Incubators, Labs and other initiatives?
    • There has been lots of talk – but what’s next?
    • Whats really under the lid? Is there any genuine innovation?

    Chair

    Michael Stanhope
    Chief Executive Officer & Founder
    Hubbis

    Panel members

    Mathias Helleu
    Executive Chairman
    8 Securities

    Ned Phillips
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Bambu

    Phil Neilson
    Chief Executive Officer
    Just Service

    Alex Ypsilanti
    Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
    Quantifeed

    Bhaskar Prabhakara
    Founder & Chief Executive Officer
    WeInvest

    Donald Soo
    Group CEO and Founder
    Malabar AI Limited

    Panel Members

  • 13.05pm

    Lunch

  • 13.55pm

    Panel discussion - Demystifying all the Fintech hype

    • Making sense of crypto and blockchain - what are the real applications & implications in financial services?
    • What are the lessons to be learned so far from elsewhere in the world?
    • Where should you be based? Hong Kong, Singapore or China?
    • What are the Legal & Ethical Challenges?
    • Could AI recalibrate wealth management in Asia?
    • Will machine learning transform investment strategies?
    • Are the smart algorithms in the background driven by actual investment professionals or just tech kids in the garage?
    • How should robos be regulated? And what impact will this have on their potential?
    • What will be the impact of AI on the investment process? How will it evolve over time?

    Chair

    Christophe Lee
    Founder
    JP Asia Partners

    Panel Members

    Julian Kwan
    Chief Executive Officer
    InvestaCrowd

    Stanley Chao
    Co-founder and Head of Data Science
    Red Pulse

    Seamus Donoghue
    Director
    Lykke

    Adrian Gostick
    Chief Revenue Officer
    BondIT

    Ralph Mogicato
    Entrepreneur, Independent Senior Advisor, Professional Board Member, Angel Investor
    Swiss ICT Investor Club

    Panel Members

  • 14.45pm

    Presentation - Transforming Business Models via a RegTech Ecosystem

    Ian Woodhouse

    Senior Business Advisor

    Orbium

    Amar Bisht

    Head of Wealth Strategy and Advisory

    Orbium

    • Short-term headwinds facing Private Banks
    • Cost challenges of traditional operating models (inefficient and inflexible)
    • The essential move along the value chain to address cost challenges
    • Prioritizing investments and automation to support this move
    • Driving innovation through an ecosystem of digital partners
    • Future C level challenges and opportunities
  • 15.00pm

    WealthTalk - The emergence of hybrid advisory models

    David Wilson

    Senior Vice President

    UOB Bank

  • 15.15pm

    Presentation - The Future of Wealth

    Mathias Helleu

    Executive Chairman

    8 Securities

    • A preview of what a 100% digital relationship without an advisor could look like
  • 15.30pm

    Refreshment & Networking

  • 16.00pm

    Presentation - End to end digitisation in wealth management - trends and outlook

    Frank Henze

    Practice Lead - Financial Services IT

    Trimantium GrowthOps

    • Evolution of digitisation from back to front office
    • Increasing use of data, cloud computing and AI
    • Current stumbling blocks and outlook
  • 16.10pm

    Panel discussion - How do we embrace digital and technology?

    • Next generation wealth management – what will it look like and what does it mean to you?
    • Wealth advisory services – how are they impacted by digital?
    • How should bankers embrace digital?
    • How can you save time and money?
    • How will digital provide new insight into their clients and what is the best way to service them?
    • Can you outsource the boring but important stuff?
    • Can you quantify what it does? What are the KPIs?
    • How can you deal with all the operational issues and keep secure?
    • Database security and cyber security – what does this mean to you?
    • Regulation and compliance - what can technology do to help?
    • What will you be in the future: a platform? A product manufacturer? Or a distributor?
    • Millennials create a unique conundrum for big banks - how should you cater to their digital expectations?

    Chair

    Christophe Lee
    Founder
    JP Asia Partner

    Panel members

    Michiel van Selm
    Chief Operating Officer
    Canopy

    David Wilson
    Head of Asia Wealth Management
    Capgemini

    Frank Henze
    Practice Lead - Financial Services IT
    Trimantium GrowthOps

    Amar Bisht
    Head of Wealth Strategy and Advisory
    Orbium

    Urs Lichtenberger
    Director, Client Platform, Asia Pacific
    Credit Suisse

    Abhra Roy
    Head, Finacle Wealth Management Solution
    Infosys Finacle

    Panel Members

  • 17.00pm

    Forum End

Nov 9

Digital Wealth Asia 2017

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Speakers

Abhra Roy

Infosys Finacle

Adrian Gostick

Avaloq

Alex Ypsilanti

Quantifeed

Amar Bisht

Orbium

Bhaskar Prabhakara

WeInvest

Christophe Lee

Lotus Asset Management

Donald Soo

Malabar AI

Frank Henze

Trimantium GrowthOps

Ian Woodhouse

Orbium

Jeson Liu

FinIQ

John Robson

Quantifeed

Julian Kwan

InvestaX

Mark Buesser

IMTF

Marko Milek

State Street

Martin Frick

Temenos

Mathias Helleu

8 Securities

Michael Haupt

Vontobel Wealth Management

Michiel van Selm

Canopy

Ned Phillips

Bambu

Phil Neilson

Just Jenius Technology

Ralph Mogicato

Swiss ICT Investor Club

Seamus Donoghue

Metaco

Stanley Chao

Red Pulse

Stephane Dubois

Xignite

Terence Tam

Nomura

Thomas Achhorner

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Urs Lichtenberger

Credit Suisse Private Banking

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Event Highlight

 

DIGITAL WEALTH ASIA - HONG KONG 2017 

We were delighted to host our annual Digital Wealth event in Hong Kong.  Over 250 CEOs, CIOs, COOs, heads of technology / digital, and other senior practitioners attended – from a mix of Private Banks, Retail Banks, Insurance Companies, Independent Firms & Family Offices, Asset Management Companies, and IFAs.

Below for your interest and reference are links to various content we captured from the day. Please click on the orange headlines – and do send any comments or feedback to events@hubbis.com.

 

CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS

Video Highlights

Video Highlights Summary

Photos

Event summary & poll results

Panel discussions

Presentations & Wealth TALKS

Videos

 

POST-EVENT REPORT

You might also like to view the full Post-Event Report – which is a consolidated summary, including photos of speakers & delegates, the attendee profiles & some delegate feedback, polling results, and more.

 

EVENT SUMMARY

Uncertain future industry as digital revolution bites

Client empowerment, the impact of Cloud and data in conjunction with regulatory attrition will soon impact various scenarios – some of doomsday proportions - upon the wealth management industry, according to speakers at the Hubbis Digital Wealth Asia 2017 event in November in Hong Kong.

 

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS - Videos

At the Hubbis Digital Wealth Asia Forum in Hong Kong on November 9th, we interviewed leading industry experts. 
Full Video Highlights
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Their individual interviews can be accessed below: 

John Robson, Quantifeed
Tanmai Sharma, Canopy
Seamus Donoghue, Lykke
Michiel Van Selm, Canopy
Frank Henze, Trimantium GrowthOps
Alex Ypsilanti, Quantifeed
Peter Scott, formerly Avaloq
Donald Soo, Malabar AI
Stephane Dubois, Xignite
Thomas Achhorner, additiv
Salomon Wettstein, Synpulse
Christophe Lee, JP Asia Partners
Julian Kwan, InvestaCrowd
Phil Neilson, Just Service
Stanley Chao, Red Pulse
Ian Woodhouse, Orbium
David Wilson, Capgemini
Mathias Helleu, 8 Securities

 

EVENT CONTENT - Panel discussions

We held 4 interactive panel discussions throughout the day – which involved 22 senior industry practitioners who we invited to participate and share their thoughts. We have also incorporated into the summaries below the briefing notes which speakers sent to us in advance of the event. Plus, we have included the results of audience polling as well as questions we received from delegates. Click on each headline to view the PDFs.

 

How do wealth management firms future proof their business?
Setting the scene for the day’s panel discussions and presentations, the first panel at the Hubbis Digital Wealth Asia event on November 9 contemplated how wealth management firms might be able to future proof their businesses with the strategic implementation of digital technology solutions. Although each coming at this debate from slightly different angles, the panel members were all of one mind – wealth firms that ignore technology risk obsolescence.

Panel members
Michael Haupt, Chief Operating Officer, Investment Advisor, Asia Pacific, Vontobel Wealth Management
Terence Tam, Executive Director, Head of Wealth Management Technology, Asia ex-Japan, Global Information Technology Division, Nomura
Mark Buesser, Chief Executive Officer, IMTF
Marko Milek, Head of Global Exchange, APAC, State Street
Thomas Achhorner, Global Head of Solutions, Additiv
Ian Woodhouse, Senior Business Advisor, Orbium

 

Are Robo-advisory and other new digital solutions gaining ground?
A panel comprising digital experts from technology solutions and fintech innovators is unlikely to say anything other than ‘Yes’ to the overarching question of whether robo-advisory and other new apps are indeed the path ahead. But the panellists did not need to convert the audience – banks and other wealth providers largely admit they have an urgent need for innovative technology if their industry at large is to keep pace with their clients’ needs, both today and tomorrow.

Panel members
Mathias Helleu, Executive Chairman, 8 Securities
Ned Phillips, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bambu
Phil Neilson, Chief Executive Officer, Just Service
Alex Ypsilanti, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Quantifeed
Bhaskar Prabhakara, Founder & Chief Executive Officer. WeInvest
Donald Soo, Group CEO and Founder, Malabar AI

 

Demystifying the fintech hype – a glance into the future
Hubbis assembled a panel of cutting edge technology experts and tech investors at the November 9 Digital Wealth Asia event for a discussion on the impact of innovative technologies on the wealth management arena. Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, ICOs, AI, robo-advisory, and other new world jargon were the fuel for an energetic debate.

Panel Members
Julian Kwan, Chief Executive Officer, InvestaCrowd
Stanley Chao, Co-founder and Head of Data Science, Red Pulse
Seamus Donoghue, Director, Lykke
Adrian Gostick, Chief Revenue Officer, BondIT
Ralph Mogicato, Entrepreneur, Independent Senior Advisor, Professional Board Member, Angel Investor, Swiss ICT Investor Club

 

How can wealth managers embrace digital and tech?
The final panel session of the Hubbis Digital Wealth Asia event featured private banks and fintechs looking at the applications of technologies to their business models and for their clients. What will become of the wealth management industry in the brave new world of the future?

Panel members
Michiel van SelmCOO, Canopy
David WilsonHead of Asia Wealth Management, Capgemini
Amar Bisht, Head of Wealth Strategy and Advisory, Orbium
Urs Lichtenberger, Director, Client Platform, Asia Pacific, Credit Suisse
Abhra RoyHead, Finacle Wealth Management Solution, Infosys Finacle
Frank HenzePractice Lead - Financial Services IT, Trimantium GrowthOps

 

EVENT CONTENT - Presentations & Wealth TALKS

Below are summaries of the Presentations and Wealth TALKS delivered at the event. These were 10-minute slots hosted either by senior industry practitioners who we invited to speak (Wealth TALKS), or by some of our event partners (Presentations). Also listed with each summary are links to the presentation slides (where these are made available by speakers). Click on each headline to view the web versions of these – from which you can also access the 1-page PDFs.

Keynote Address: Credit Suisse achieves cutting edge digital transformation
Urs Lichtenberger, director and head of client platform at Credit Suisse for Asia Pacific recalls the collective efforts to dramatically upgrade the bank’s digital interface.  
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Presentation: Wealth management transitions to the new age of ‘Wealth Care’
John Robson, chief commercial officer of Quantifeed, explained why his firm has spent the past five years building digital wealth management systems that the company has delivered to financial institutions across Asia.
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Presentation: Driving Wealth Management Growth Through Digital Solutions
Jeson Liu, Head of Greater China for Singapore tech solutions firm FinIQ, explains how a world of increasing complexity, greater regulatory strictures and additional pressure on the bottom-line adds up to a world of opportunity.
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Presentation: Leveraging technology to support life cycle
Martin Frick, managing director of Temenos Asia Pacific, explained that the digital advisory revolution has so much traction in the wealth industry that data is the new currency.
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Presentation: Robo-advisory for a more efficient front office
Mark Buesser, CEO of process automation group IMTF, told financial intermediaries and advisers how they can radically improve their front office through RegTech.
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Presentation: Turning data into insights and ideas
“Is data the new oil?” asked Marko Milek, Head of Global Exchange for Asia Pacific at State Street, and then answered ‘no’, because data like the wind about us seems limitless.
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Presentation: WeInvest - making a new-age investing experience a reality
Bhaskar Prabhakara, co-founder and CEO of WeInvest, told the audience what he and his firm mean by ‘digital wealth-as-a-service’.
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Presentation: Malabar AI offers clients the 720-degree solution
Donald Soo, Malabar AI’s CEO and founder, explained his concept of creating and building what he calls a ‘fintech Lifestyle AI company’.
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Presentation: The Cloud and APIs – transforming market data solutions
Stephane Dubois, CEO and founder of Silicon Valley tech firm Xignite aims to make market data ‘easy’ with cloud based market data solutions, with clients both fintechs and large financial institutions.
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Presentation: The World According to Lykke - natural capital and blockchain 
Seamus Donoghue of Swiss cryptocurrency and blockchain champion Lykke explained where wealth management collides with the digital world to create a new transactional universe.
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Presentation: Canopy: The transition from secrecy to a new world of transparency
Michiel van Selm, the new COO of Singapore based FinTech business Canopy, spoke set out his vision for how tech will enable wealth management.
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Presentation: The quest for truly digital wealth management
Abhra Roy, Head of Finacle Wealth Management Solution for Infosys Finacle, told the audience about the unbundling of wealth services and the rise of digital natives.
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Presentation: Transforming business models via a RegTech Ecosystem
Ian Woodhouse, Senior Business Adviser at Orbium and Amar Bisht, Head of Wealth Strategy & Advisory, explained why high-tech software solutions are far from a luxury for the wealth managers of tomorrow.
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Wealth Talk: End-to-end digitisation for wealth managers
David Wilson, head of wealth management for Asia Pacific at global software giant Capgemini, gave a fascinating wealth talk on the emergence of hybrid advice.
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Presentation: The Future of Wealth – The end of the Financial Adviser?
Are wealth management firms facing a new period of evolution, or extinction, at least in the form we currently understand? Mathias Helleu, Executive Chairman of 8 Securities, gave his views.
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Presentation: Striving towards end-to-end digitisation for wealth managers
Frank Henze, Practice Lead, Financial Services IT at Trimantium GrowthOps, spoke of the need for private banks and wealth managers to undergo quite radical change in strategy and work practices as well as continuous innovation.
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Nov 9

Digital Wealth Asia 2017

W Hotel Hong Kong,Hong Kong