Asset management companies are undoubtedly feeling the pressure of change. In addition to new regulatory and compliance rules, many firms have been slow to adapt to technological shifts. But this slow uptake could be detrimental to the industry's success.
So much so, that financial advisors are highly advised to adopt advanced technological capabilities into their practice should they wish to excel in the next five to ten years.
With technological trends and advancements moving so quickly, it can be hard to keep up with the conversation. However, if you look in the right places, you'll find a group of people who hold a wealth of expertise and enthusiasm.
With that in mind, let's explore the top experts in the asset management space.
Our comprehensive list of asset management influencers
Twitter is a crucial place to find relevant business insights that will keep your business competitive in a thriving scene.
We've created a list of 20 asset management influencers you should keep on your radar, many of whom have impressive industry experience and a wealth of followers.
1. Theodora Lau
Twitter username: @psb_dc
Theodora Lau keeps her 50K followers updated on the future of wealth management, paying close attention to how taking a holistic view of the customer’s well-being will help usher in a financially secure future for everyone.
2. April J.Rudin
Twitter username: @TheRudinGroup
April is the Global Wealth Marketing Strategist Founder and CEO at The Rudin Group, which looks to 'embrace a bolder vision for your modern wealth brand'.
3. Spiros Margaris
Twitter username: @SpirosMargaris
It's no surprise to see that Spiros has over 100K followers on his Twitter account alone, due to his brilliant tips on how to drive the digital transformation within the investment and asset management industry.
4. Urs Bolt
Twitter username: @UrsBolt
Urs regularly updates his followers with tips on how to build a business infrastructure to meet changing global demands.
5. Robin Powell
Twitter username: @RobinJPowell
Also known as 'The evidence-based investor', Robin informs his 20K+ followers with tips around creating a broader portfolio and other important areas of growth.
6. Michael Kitces
Twitter username: @MichaelKitces
Michael shares his valuable perspective on the financial planning world with his 60K+ followers.
7. Claer Barrett
Twitter username: @ClaerB
The Consumer Editor at the Financial Times and a Saturday columnist in @ftmoney, Claer shares her tips and thoughts on investors and investments in a changing asset management industry.
8. Jim Marous
Twitter username: @JimMarous
With his 65K + Twitter followers, Jim is one of the most widely acknowledged wealth management experts and influencers out there.
9. Andreas Staub
Twitter username: @andi_staub
As the Head of Corporate Development & Digital Transformation Raiffeisen, Andreas knows a thing or two about how technology can transform your asset management business.
10. Clare Flynn Levy
Twitter username: @cflynnlevy
Clare is an ex-fund manager, current financial software entrepreneur, and behavioural finance & flexible working evangelist.
11. Susanne Chishti
Twitter username: @SusanneChishti
As the CEO of FINTECH Circle, Investor & NED, Susanne shares plenty of valuable thoughts on the future of the asset management industry.
12. Vicky Ge Huang
Twitter username: @Vlajournalist
Senior investing reporter at Business Insider, Vicky regularly tweets about investing and finance.
13. Ron Carson
Twitter username: @rchusker
A registered investment advisor, follow Ron for his thoughts on how to stay ahead of the curve and remain competitive.
14. Oscar Neira
Twitter username: @NeiraOsci
Oscar has some great insights into the state of technology adoption to share with his growing following.
15. Gregory Silberman
Twitter username: @g_silberman
Gregory is the Chief Investment Officer at Atlanta Capital Group and an 'alternative investment scout'.
16. Sallie Krawcheck
Twitter username: @SallieKrawcheck
Sallie is the CEO and co-founder of Ellevest, a mission to get more money in the hands of women. Follow her for some brilliant insights.
17. Jay Palter
Twitter username: @jaypalter
Jay uses his knowledge and experience in social media to amplify the visibility of asset management businesses online.
18. Bradley Leimer
Twitter username: @leimer
As the head of innovation and FinTech Strategy at Santander, Bradley has made a name for himself as a thought leader in the digital banking space.
19. Jeff Marsden
Twitter username: @Jeff_Marsden
A confessed builder, mentor, advisor, angel investor, storyteller, and connector, Jeff comments on transformative technology and the importance of championing business growth.
20. David Doughty
Twitter username: @daviddoughty
David works with company directors to help them be more effective through strategy, vision, mission and values workshops.
Drive forward your digital adoption
Technology is redefining the relationship between asset managers, their portfolios and their clients and there's an increasing abundance of news and insights available. To keep pace with that change, we suggest following reputable resources, such as these Twitter accounts.
However, for firms that are ready to future-proof themselves with modern technology, we suggest finding the right support. So, if your business is looking to make a start, get in touch with our team today!