Day 2 – Middle East WealthTech Forum 2021 has officially come to an end
The two-day virtual summit came to an end on the 4th of May 2021. Due to the pandemic every sector including the wealth management sector was forced to incorporate digitalization in order to stay future ready and at par with their competition.
The Middle East WealthTech Forum 2021 started off with a welcome note which was followed by a key note titled ‘Mastering Information in Wealth Management’ which was then preceded with panel discussions ‘Regulatory Compliance and Innovation Trends in Wealth Management – A Global Perspective’ and ‘Digitizing the Wealth Management Experience: Refocus On The Customer & Delivering Customer-centric Journeys’ respectively.
The session started with an opening note by the Head of Wealth Management at Arab African International Bank, Haytham El-Mansoury, this session was followed by an opening keynote presentation by Luis Ugedo, the Managing Director EMEA at Masttro. He concluded his presentation byhighlighting few factors that needs to be consideredwhilst handling wealth management in the future. It was followed by a panel discussion facilitated by Deepak Agarwal, the CEO – Middle East and Africa at Kotak Mahindra (UK) Ltd., with Ayesha Abbas, the VCGM, Head of Priority and Premium Segments at Standard Chartered Bank and Avinash Menon, the Head of Wealth Management at National Bank of Oman as panelists. Ayesha noted that there is a rise of interest among the current millennials for trading which shows a significant growing interest in the coming generation towards wealth management. ‘A lot of the banks lean towards income mode business and regulatory compliance which is very beneficial in the current times’ says Deepak Agarwal. Through the discussion there were several interesting observations made which included insights regarding the global perspective on the regulatory compliance and innovation trends in wealth management. The day was concluded by yet another interesting panel discussion that was moderated by Ayesha Abbas,with panelists Haytham El-Mansoury, RenoyKundukulam, CEO and Executive Director at Finmark Capital Limited and Chandrashekhar Kekane, Managing Director – GCC & Africa at ASK Investment Managers Ltd. The panelists shared their insight on how solutions are tailor made for each and every customer as per their demands.
The conference was held online for 2 days, 03rd and 04th of May. The summit included several well renowned speakers, Luis Ugedo; Chandrashekhar Kekane; Ayesha Abbasand many other industry stalwarts.
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