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Robo-advice – a true innovation in asset management

10. August 2017
Robo-advisors are online investment platforms that use computer algorithms to manage client portfolios and are thus part of the FinTech universe. With their user-friendly, automated and low-cost services, robo-advisors pose a challenge to traditional financial advisory services and are growing fast. Online client onboarding is the most crucial step in this process, relying on questionnaires to figure out clients' preferences. Following a conservative approach in their asset selection, robo-advisors mainly invest in ETFs. Portfolio allocation is done via mean-variance optimisation and threshold-based rebalancing is utilised to maintain targeted asset weights. Wealthier and more educated clients are joining millennials as robo-advisory clients. Fees are considerably higher in the EU than in the US where robo-advisors’ AuM are much larger. Robo-advisors can contribute to financial inclusion, while their long-term success relies on a high degree of accuracy and suitability for clients. [mehr]

Weitere Dokumente zum Thema "Digital"

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6. Juli 2016
Atemberaubend, eine andere Bezeichnung würde den im Zuge der Digitalisierung ausgelösten Umwälzungen und dem sich beschleunigenden Erscheinen digitaler Technologien nicht gerecht. Freilich befinden sich viele dieser Technologien noch in den Kinderschuhen, besitzen teils auch eher visionären Status, bergen aber durchaus ungeahntes und lukratives Potenzial. Insbesondere bei den großen, allseits bekannten Internetplattformen ist der Wettstreit um digitale Technologien und den damit einhergehenden, erfolgreichen Monetarisierungsstrategien längst entfacht. Allerdings werfen auch vermehrt Start-ups ihren Hut in den Ring und wirbeln die Geschäftsmodelle etablierter Unternehmen ordentlich auf. Hierdurch finden viele innovationsstimulierende digitale Technologien ihren Weg auch allmählich in traditionelle Unternehmen und entfalten sich dort zum komparativen Wettbewerbsvorteil (nicht nur) für den Standort Deutschland. [mehr]
24. Mai 2016
The tremendous growth momentum in high-frequency trading seems to have reached its limits in recent years. The increasing cost of infrastructure and relentless competition within the industry are probably the first to blame. In addition, high-frequency trading firms are hardly participating in those dark pools where large block transactions are executed. Both trends are challenging their business model and trading strategies as high-frequency traders have seen their revenues and profits erode. Furthermore, forthcoming tighter prudential regulatory oversight may lead to an overhang of capacity in the high-frequency trading industry. [mehr]
11. November 2015
The single market is and remains the centrepiece of Europe’s economic architecture – but current single market arrangements are struggling to keep pace with the digital economy. With digitisation advancing, adapting single market rules becomes increasingly important to ensure its functioning and digital technologies could help unlock some of the remaining single market benefits. The European Commission has made the digital single market (DSM) a key priority, put forward a dedicated strategy in May 2015 and recently announced further steps to strengthen the internal market. Big expectations have been attached to the DSM – yet the gains associated with it are unlikely to materialise automatically. Will Europe’s digital strategy succeed? [mehr]