Since the votes came in and it was announced that Britain has decided to leave the EU, the country has been in a state of shock. The media is all doom and gloom, and everything is up in the air. But it is the uncertainty of what is to come that’s keeping people awake at night. Things are bound to change but as with any break up, it’s time to look at the positives of going it alone.
Coping in the midst of uncertainty
The uncertain nature of the next two years of Britain remaining in the EU will be a trying time not only for your firm but also for your clients. This is a great opportunity to show your clients how you cope during times of adversity and strengthen the client/manager relationship by providing reassurance and advising clients to carry on much the same, and not let current opportunities pass by.
Stay ahead of regulation
Firms themselves need to remember the issues at hand today, including the wave of regulation that they still need to adhere to for the next two years. Firms need to adopt a best practice approach which will stand them in good stead for the inevitable changes in regulation. Those that do not manage current regulation appropriately, will find further changes overwhelming. Client Relationship Management systems that automatically adapt to regulatory changes such as WDX ONE, are a great strengthening asset to firms and provide a strong competitive advantage.
Manage complex relationships
Brexit will undoubtedly change clients’ portfolios and wealth managers need to keep on top of the changes in order to remain compliant. CRM systems that offer regular suitability and AML assessments, will help manage complex and changing relationships, making sure that the correct services are still being offered in line with the regulatory requirements.
Back to business
As the country gets back to normal, so must business. Brexit is an opportunity to better practices, remain compliant and deal with regulatory pressures head on. The better firms cope with the issues at hand over the next two years, the better prepared they will be for the inevitable changes that leaving the EU will bring.