Strategy

Lipstick on a pig is not a good look

It wasn’t so long ago that the term “vertical integration” belonged to supermarket chains and other oligopolies relentlessly pursuing margins across all parts of the value chain.  Now it seems that vertical integration is the term on the lips of many financial services players, although the proposed means of […]

Not drowning, just waving

By all accounts, 11 October 2013 was a seminal day.  It was the day on-line media spewed out endless stories about the “Digitalisation of Delivery”, the 2nd D-word in our series on macro themes profoundly affecting the wealth management industry.

According to the press that day, the industry is about […]

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It’s not just you!

In our July blog (“Forget the F-Word:  It’s the D-Words That Matter”), we touched on the D-words that will have the longest lasting legacy and most profound effect on most industries, including financial services and wealth management.  It’s the D-words that will compel participants to re-write their strategies and […]

Much More Than Just a Sales Call

In our first blog, “Forget the F-word”, we touched on the D-words that are having profound effects on all industries, especially financial services and wealth management.  We itemised the D-words as:

Democratisation of content
Digitalisation of delivery
Disintermediation of the value chain.

At T&C, we also identified a fourth, emerging dynamic – Disaggregation.  […]

Forget the F-word

Forget the F-word; FoFA.  It’s the D-words that matter.

FoFa may be a dirty word at the moment, causing many to angst and reach for the strategy and business re-engineering manuals.  But it’s the D-words that will have the longest lasting legacy and most profound effects on most industries, including […]