Daniel Enskat

Daniel has written over a dozen books on the global asset management industry and has lectured at universities around the world alongside speakers such as Secretary of State John Kerry, Dr. Mark Mobius, ex-Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan, Professor KC Chan and former Prime Minister Gerhard Schroeder. He is widely sought after for presentations, discussions and his perspective on the global asset management industry, and in the last two decades has advised hundreds of investment management CEOs on strategy and global expansion.

Daniel Enskat

AQR Report: Can Machines „Learn“ Finance?

AQR‘s Portfolio Solution Group this week published a short but important research study on whether Machine Learning can be useful for asset management. The executive summary states that research into ML for asset managment is just in its infancy, but that early evidence suggests that ML tools can potentially improve investment portfolios, with application of …

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OECD Global AI Project: “Measuring the Digital Transformation – A Roadmap for the Future”

The OECD in March 2019 held the “Going Digital Summit” to kickstart its global AI initiative, with a focus on digital transformation and AI ethics. “To bring about stronger and more inclusive growth from the digital revolution, it is essential to build a coherent and comprehensive policy approach”. This is the essence of the OECD’s Going …

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Autonomous Research Sees 22% Cost Reduction in Financial Services by 2030 through AI, Totaling $1 Trillion

Autonomous Research’s London-based NEXT unit, which focused on FinTech and the future of finance, predicts cost savings of 22% for financial services firms globally by 2030, totaling $1 trillion. The graphs above show a breakdown across banking, investment management and insurance, as well as front-, middle- and back-office. AR calls the outcome of AI applied …

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Goldman Buys RIA United Capital, Focus on Wealth Management and Digital Financial Planning

Goldman Sachs agreed to buy Newport Beach based United Capital for $750 million in cash to build out a steady fee-based wealth management business and its Ayco Financial Counseling Capabilities, a mass affluent segment through Marcus and the Apple credit card, and digital financial planning tools to build new and enhance existing client segments. In …

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Fidelity Publishes Survey Saying 47% of U.S. Institutions View Digital Assets as Having a Place in their Investment Portfolios

Fidelity in late 2018 announced and this quarter launched Fidelity Digital Assets (FDA), a cryptocurrency trading and custody platform, stating it envisions a “future where all types of assets are issued natively on blockchains or represented in tokenized format. It all begins with a full-service, enterprise-grade platform for securing, trading, and servicing investments in digital …

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Accenture 2019 Global Financial Services Consumer Study – Data sharing, tailored offerings, digital integration

Accenture last year surveyed 47,000 banking and insurance customers globally… key findings include: Integrated client propositions around core needs Fully personalized solutions Willingness to share data for better advice Integration across digital and physical channels Growing trust in financial institutions Review the 60-page study here.