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A Value Creation Model For Advisory Firms
by Tony Vidler Challenging times test whether we are truly delivering value, and whether we have a good value creation model for the advisory firm. Is the practice focussed upon the areas where it can improve in its value delivery to clients…does it even know which areas they are? Where do we need to […]
Some Advisory Firm’s Are “Going Out Of Business” Without Even Realising It
by Tony Vidler I have a strong sense that a lot of advisory firms are “going out of business” at the moment and don’t even realise it. For a very long time markets were going well, and commission and fee rates were at the high end of the scale, and there were plenty […]
by Tony Vidler Just one question should be dominating practitioners minds at this stage of the year: How will this year be better? HOW is the critical word here. Advisers are usually great at setting goals and targets. They are great at analysing and doing the numbers that tell them what activity at […]
Focus On 3 Things To Make Next Year The Best Production Year Ever
by Tony Vidler There are so many things you COULD plan to work on to improve next year, but what REALLY matters? Maybe having the best production year ever…that would be helpful. It is easy to get caught up in making lots and lots of plans and goals and arranging to be incredibly […]
by Tony Vidler There are many ways to be valuable to clients, and a frequently overlooked aspect of value is simply maing clients lives easier for them. A massive opportunity exists for advisers to remove complexity from their clients lives, and in turn, be valued for the advice and convenience they deliver to […]
by Tony Vidler The evolution of advice firms into different service and revenue models is happening already of course, but the majority of financial advisory firms appear to still be trying to figure out what the next evolutionary step might be. There’s a classic cartoon that shows the way forward for those advice firms when […]
by Tony Vidler Nearly every financial services firm says they have a strategy. Which is remarkable really, as creating a competitive strategy is actually difficult usually. Especially if you don’t know what “strategy” is to begin with. Many practices have a plan, and that plan is usually full of tactical decisions and thinking. […]
Be like the Private Banker in order to become invaluable
by Tony Vidler To become invaluable, emulate “the Private Bankers” when it comes to combatting the multiple pressure points of rising consumer expectations, technology-driven and cost-focussed solutions, and the trend for “self management” in all things by clients. I had the pleasure of spending a little time with Dr Phillip M. Randall a […]
by Tony Vidler Future advice practices will be cyborgs; blending robos with advice. Robotic product and solution delivery together with humans managing relationships and working on strategy will be the single commercial “organism”. You see, I am convinced that robo-advice models will succeed and prosper. I am also convinced that human advisers will […]
Where will the greatest disruption to your practice come from?
by Tony Vidler Disruption has long been a feature of financial services distribution. Disruption constantly occurs with new market entrants, product innovation, shifting strategic focus on the part of suppliers in relation to control or autonomy of distributors….but disruption has typically come from within the industry itself. Some years ago I read a piece […]