Knowledge Base Articles

Skandia case study III: Using OutRank to Enhance their Investment Customer Journeys

Skandia, the Swedish life insurance company, has ramped up its initiatives in using technology to improve the overall experience of its customers. The goal is simple – developing a digital space to offer touchpoints relevant and meaningful enough to drive engagement across all of Skandia’s channels.

Personal Accident Insurance: Would My Savings Suffice?

Today’s case study examines a real-life experience of a Swedish family who struggled to receive adequate help from the local wealth management service providers.

Skandia Case Study II: Building Channel-Agnostic Wealth Experiences

Skandia strives to build communication channels in a digital space that would match the physical experiences in engagement levels and even improve the service quality in a way that has not been achievable before.

OutRank User Guide: The Walkthrough of the Digital Investments Use Case

Welcome to our brand-new series describing the elements of digital financial experiences you can build using OutRank API!

Steps to heaven - How to take your customers on a journey to the land of digital trust

Fredrik Daveus, CEO at Kidbrooke®, explores how to build trust in digital wealth management for the Swiss WealthTech Landscape Report 2021 by The Wealth Mosaic.

Skandia Case Study: Pioneering Seamless Digital Wealth

The financial guidance and advice services, which constitute the life insurer’s core business, were among the first to go through the transformation. Joakim Pettersson, the digital strategy and innovation lead at Skandia, believes that digitalisation is “the only way to scale financial advisory services”.

Part III - Portfolio Construction - The Real World Analysis

In the third and the final part of our “Portfolio Construction” article series, the findings of the previous sections are applied to a broader and more realistic set of assets to evaluate the performance of the proposed methods against more conventional techniques.

Part II - Portfolio Construction - Sampling & Optimisation

The second part of the “Portfolio Construction”-series explores whether introducing parameter uncertainty to the model would improve the out-of-sample performance of the optimal portfolio. Additionally, the article proposes and tests two adjustments to regular utility optimisation.

Part I - Portfolio Construction - Parameter & Model Uncertainty

There is a number of challenges associated with portfolio construction based on historical data. This three-part article series explores some of the most common issues attributed to the model-based portfolio optimization: the sensitivity to changes in data, large variations in portfolio weights and the bad out-of-sample performance.

Blog Articles

The Top Trends Setting the Wealth Management Stage for Q1 2024

It is fair to conclude that sustainable investments, the rise of AI and gamification were among the most inspiring trends in the wealth management sector during the past year. The geopolitical and macroeconomic challenges are not closer to any resolution, leaving the wealth management sector to focus on clever applications of technology to ease the pressure on the margins and comply with an ever-growing number of transparency requirements.

The Role of Consistency in Building Omnichannel Financial Planning Experiences  

The evolution of the financial sector in the digital era has resulted in a significant transformation, accentuated by the pandemic-induced acceleration towards digital adoption. Notably, the hybrid model of service delivery — a blend of in-person and digital interactions — has emerged as a consensus in wealth management. However, a key challenge that persists is maintaining consistency in financial planning across these interactive channels.

Charting the Golden Years: The Role of Financial Analytics in the Evolution of Retirement Planning

We delve into the transformative journey of pensions in the digital era. Emphasising the need for intuitive, visual, and engaging retirement planning we showcase how modern tools, like financial simulation engines, empower individuals to navigate their retirement with greater precision. We try to glimpse into the future of retirement by summarising takeaways from our customers’ digital transformation experiences. As the industry enters the new age, retirement decision-making becomes more informed, personalised and aligned with holistic financial well-being.

Beyond End-of-Service Gratuities: The Digital Dawn of Pension Planning in the UAE

The financial landscape in the UAE is witnessing a dynamic shift, predominantly influenced by an influx of an expatriate workforce and the challenges of catering to their pension needs. Traditionally rooted in familial support and state benefits, the UAE is now leaning into technology, particularly digital pension planning platforms like OutRank®, to democratize retirement savings and offer more personalized financial solutions. Supported by progressive governmental initiatives such as the 'Get Ready - Proactive Financial Planning' campaign and DIFC Employee Workplace Savings initiative, the region is making strides in filling the pension gap. As the UAE spearheads innovative pension planning solutions, it stands on the brink of setting a standard in the digital era's retirement blueprint.