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Asset and Wealth Management Trends

The PricewaterhouseCoopers 22nd annual Global CEO Survey included insights from 3,200 CEOs to look at specific industry trends and provide strategic recommendations for the future. For asset and wealth management (AWM), passive investing with its lower fees has disrupted the industry significantly. The decline in fees combined with more streamlined offerings has put pressure on … Continued

Understanding the Cloud

By now pretty much everyone has a general understanding of the cloud. According to IDG, 90% of companies will be using a cloud model in 2019. Whether you’re looking to save money, recognize operational and management efficiencies, or want to improve your archival or disaster recovery process, the cloud has matured in security and reliability, … Continued

Should CEOs Worry about a Side Hustle (or Get Their Own)?

For some people, a side hustle is a necessity. A recent Bankrate study noted that 54% of those who have a side hustle use the money earned to pay monthly expenses instead of treating themselves on disposable income items or adding to their savings. It used to be embarrassing to admit that you had two … Continued

Oil and Gas Industry Trends

The PricewaterhouseCoopers 22nd annual Global CEO Survey included insights from 3,200 CEOs to look at specific industry trends and provide strategic recommendations for the future. In the Oil and Gas industry, the boom and bust cycle that, while volatile, was understood by industry players seems to be changing. Per the report, “A combination of erratic … Continued

Banking and Capital Markets Trends

The PricewaterhouseCoopers 22nd annual Global CEO Survey included insights from 3,200 CEOs to look at specific industry trends and provide strategic recommendations for the future. For banking and capital markets (BCM), investments in technology continue to grow, but that alone can’t keep up with the even faster changing expectations of customers. Per the report, “More … Continued

Digital Mastery in the C-Suite

Digital is not a new buzzword in the C-suite, yet it is one of the hardest terms to quantify from a capabilities standpoint. Whether your company is just getting started with digital adoption, or you’re a leader in your industry, you’d like to be able to say that you’ve achieved digital mastery in the C-suite. … Continued

Executive Lateral Thinking

We know that executives are required to have a broad base of business knowledge. From financial matters to sales and marketing to operations. Additionally, their ability to demonstrate soft skills such as communication, flexibility, conflict resolution, problem solving, and positive attitude among others is paramount to success. A term that has increasingly come to be … Continued

Top 8 Ted Talks for CEOs

The best way to turn newly learned skills and practices into habits is repetition. However, day to day demands can quickly erode our best intentions. Key items on our to-do list get put on the back burner and eventually forgotten. To help keep best practices top of mind, we looked at fifty of the most … Continued

Job Growth Created by Technology

We recently wrote about the future of job automation, which led us to an interesting study by McKinsey Global Institute, Jobs lost, jobs gained: Workforce transitions in a time of automation. Technology has improved our lives and increased our productivity, but these advancements also come at the cost of jobs in some sectors. Their key … Continued

8 Podcasts for CEOs

Podcasts have become mainstream, with more than half of the US population listening, and one third, or 90 million listening in the last month. With the number of podcasts available, nearly two thirds of people say they don’t know where to start. With that in mind, we found eight podcasts that executives should add to … Continued