Everyone knows that the digital revolution is bringing a great deal of disruption to nearly every market. Both hardware and software have been extremely commoditized. So now we carry in our pockets and purses computers with considerable processing capabilities that also enable us to access cloud resources from anywhere. What’s more, demographics are following the natural course of time, and millennials are becoming more and more fluent in market choices and directions.
We saw a good description of the digital disruption impacting the advisor-based model in wealth management in a report from Celent Research entitled Wealth Management Trends 2015 (take a look at the complete report, which contains much more analysis than we can provide here).