10th DECEMBER 2015 // Renaissance Hotel, BRUSSELS (BE)
The last conference was held in Brussels in December 2015 under the title “Social Welfare in Times of Economic Stagnation: Can smart regulation stimulate private pensions?” and was attended by all major stakeholders; including regulators, politicians, consumer groups, the national trade associations of countless European countries, and advisory practitioners.
Rebecca Murphy Director of Sales & Marketing
Re-engaging the investor
It’s rough sailing right now for investors and savers alike! Volatile markets and low interest rates are the norm, and investors are bombarded with information about products and services without understanding how any of it relates to them.
And we’re not helping - our industry has been built around “selling”, not “educating”. We regularly promote long-term investing whilst employing short-term sales strategies, and client outcomes often come second to chasing commission. The results are predictable: returns fall short of expectations, long-term goals are not met and clients become disillusioned. And unsurprisingly, offshore advisers have significantly lower AUA than in other more regulated markets.
A study for Luxembourg’s ALFI revealed that Europeans now hold cash savings of around 40% of household wealth...
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