Wealth industry debate held 24 May 2012
The World Gold Council, like many other organisations, needs to interpret the huge shifts in the global financial and economic landscape we are witnessing. Long term macro-economic trends are being obscured by near term instability and the last five years have seen considerable wealth destruction. The fog enveloping global capital markets is unlikely to lift quickly, so how can investors and advisors prepare for the changing world of the next decade and how can investment strategies adapt to preserve wealth and secure our futures?
These fundamental questions prompted our debate on 24 May. It brought together London-based professional investors and advisors to discuss how we might find a new compass for wealth management. Read more...
A number of key issues that were debated were put to audience vote, with interesting results.
Panellists’ overall reflections (0’33”)
How can wealth management prepare for the future? (1’53”)
Were you surprised by any of the audiences voting?(3’19)
What do you think the audience will take away from the debate?(4’27”)
How timely is this debate? (5’10”)
In addition to questions from the floor, the debate also included a number of voting questions. These can be viewed, with some answers from the audience, below:
What best describes your role?
What is your outlook for European wealth in real terms in 2020, compared with 2012?
How many of you believe deleveraging has begun?
Do you think Greece will still be in the euro in a year's time?
Which of these best reflects your view on the impact of regulatory developments on the wealth industry?
Has short term investment decision making become the norm?
Has globalisation made diversification impossible?