Nick Skinner | Senior Vice President, Market Advocacy & Innovation Research
Northern Trust

Nick Skinner, Senior Vice President, Market Advocacy & Innovation Research, Northern Trust

Nick Skinner works in Northern Trust’s Market Advocacy & Innovation Research organization within Enterprise Enablement.. He is responsible for enabling business unit strategy development in relation to market and technology innovation. Nick’s role encompasses working with key industry associations, consortia, other FS firms and regulatory engagements in support of Northern Trust’s strategic innovation initiatives. His portfolio includes new market and technology innovation targeted at driving business growth and operational efficiency.


Wealth 2.0 day 2 @ 13:40

Blockchain and the WAM industry: What is the ultimate potential for lowering risk and cutting down on operational costs?

  • Outlining the work being undertaken to investigate the potential of blockchain in the financial services industry
  • Blockchain’ s role in modernising, streamlining and securing administrative tasks and significantly reducing manual processes
  • What do the latest findings tell us about blockchain’ s ability to reduce banks infrastructure costs?
  • Moving forwards to the next 36 months: What are the next steps for blockchain and its role in financial services?

Wealth 2.0 day 2 @ 14:00

Panel discussion: How could artificial intelligence be used to enhance business growth in the wealth and asset management industry?

  • Which AI opportunities have the potential to sufficiently improve your service to warrant the cost of investment?
  • Should firms invest in this technology: What difference will it actually make?
  • What could AI do for robo advisors and how can they work together?
  • What are the implications of AI on the role of the advisor: Is it a replacement or an enabler?


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