BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest asset manager, inadvertently posted confidential information about thousands of financial adviser clients on its website.
A growing number of private banks in the region believe that it is necessary for them to include trading functionalities in their mobile apps. Clients apparently demand it and the ability to trade will only enhance the overall digital experience, so they say. Indeed, many private banks offer this functionality at a premium.
“Relationship managers rely on phone and email to share information in documents that take time for the banks to prepare manually,” said Vincent Caldeira, a former Bank of Singapore tech head and co-founder of Singapore-based fintech startup Bondlinc. “The process is also very inefficient.”