TOP 5 DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION CHALLENGES INWEALTH MANAGEMENT

January 24, 2020

Although the wealth management industry is in agreement on the importance of digital innovation, few organizations manage to achieve any business value from their transformation initiatives. This is because most wealth management firms pursue digital transformation as a feature selection exercise, implementing stop-gap solutions that address a pressing need to keep up with competitors or consumer trends. As a result, firms are left with digital capabilities that are basic, disconnected and insufficient to meet clients’ needs.

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Harbert Management Corporation

Harbert Management Corporation (“HMC”) is an investment management firm focusing on alternative assets, with approximately $4.6 billion in Regulatory Assets Under Management as of January 31, 2016; asset classes include: U.S. Real Estate, European Real Estate, Seniors Housing, Growth Capital, U.S. Mezzanine Debt, European Growth Capital, Independent Power, Discovery Strategy and Long/Short Equity. HMC is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama USA and has offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Gainesville, Nashville, New York, Richmond, San Francisco, London, Madrid and Paris . HMC and its affiliates make significant co-investments on the same terms as other investors in all their sponsored funds helping ensure a sharp focus on returns and strict controls around back office, legal, compliance and reporting. Real Estate, Venture Capital, Mezzanine Debt, Independent Power, U.S. Private Equity, Public Securities, and Seniors Housing

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Spotlight

Harbert Management Corporation

Harbert Management Corporation (“HMC”) is an investment management firm focusing on alternative assets, with approximately $4.6 billion in Regulatory Assets Under Management as of January 31, 2016; asset classes include: U.S. Real Estate, European Real Estate, Seniors Housing, Growth Capital, U.S. Mezzanine Debt, European Growth Capital, Independent Power, Discovery Strategy and Long/Short Equity. HMC is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama USA and has offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Gainesville, Nashville, New York, Richmond, San Francisco, London, Madrid and Paris . HMC and its affiliates make significant co-investments on the same terms as other investors in all their sponsored funds helping ensure a sharp focus on returns and strict controls around back office, legal, compliance and reporting. Real Estate, Venture Capital, Mezzanine Debt, Independent Power, U.S. Private Equity, Public Securities, and Seniors Housing

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