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Our Expertise

We are fluent in Asset and Superannuation Management. In a fluctuating landscape of consolidation, digitisation, shrinking margins and automation, 1886 uses our teams industry experience (an average of 15 years) to help asset and wealth managers think smarter and shape their business for the future.

 

When you partner with 1886, you gain access to experts in every area of the investment lifecycle. That means relevant strategy design, quicker project ramp-up and better insights.

Our industry experience

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Investment management subject matter expertise

  • Strategy, Op Model, Capability Assessment & Design
     

  • Investment Process Improvement, Remediation & Quality
     

  • Investment Data & Technology Architecture & Solutions
     

  • Project Delivery, Change & Transformation
     

  • Fund & Portfolio Management
     

  • Quantitative Analysis, Modelling & Research
     

  • Investment Risk, Performance & Attribution
     

  • Investment Operations, Control & Compliance
     

  • Investment Data Analytics & Reporting

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Super and wealth management subject matter experience

  • Strategy, Op Model, Capability Assessment & Design
     

  • Super Fund Process Improvement, Remediation & Quality
     

  • Super Fund Data & Technology Architecture & Solutions
     

  • Project Delivery, Change & Transformation
     

  • Super Fund Operations, Member Admin. & Servicing
     

  • Life, TPD & IP Insurance Underwriting & Claims
     

  • Financial Advice & Member Education
     

  • Omni Channel Member Engagement & Comms.
     

  • Super Fund Data Analytics & Reporting

Why choose 1886?

Building on our core beliefs we bring a unique approach to consulting:

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INDUSTRY PRACTITIONERS

Our leadership team brings extensive hands-on experience in senior positions within the Asset Management and Wealth industry, approaching each engagement with an understanding of the end to end investment value chain.

 

We bring a ‘day to day' operational & leadership perspective to complex  problems, we have ‘walked in your shoes’ and understand the effort required to  successfully deliver complex changes.

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LOCAL EXPERIENCE

We strongly believe that having direct executive experience and understanding the requirements to lead and transform a business within Australian market is critical.

 

We couple this with an understanding of global markets, how to expand into these markets and the impact different practices have on this rapidly changing industry.

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GREAT PEOPLE

Relationships, reputation and integrity are key to success. We strongly believe that having high quality talent who are known for their output, values and maintain excellent relationships with colleagues, customers & industry peers will result in the most effective solutions for clients. 

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CUSTOMISED SERVICES

Every client is different. We approach each engagement with a flexible mindset and will therefore tailor the methodology and solution to meet the specific needs of the client. We are focussed on delivering value for money.

Our services

Our advisory, consulting and delivery services across superannuation, investment and wealth management provides a unique value proposition for clients.

 
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BUSINESS STRATEGY & OPERATING MODEL DESIGN

  • Functional capability assessment and redesign
     

  • Business and process architecture to support service & product strategies
     

  • Tailored  architecture blueprints & roadmaps
     

  • Sourcing strategy aligned to customer value proposition
     

  • Business process review and automation
     

  • Business efficiency & quality

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DATA & TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY/ARCHITECTURE

  • Technology capability assessments
     

  • Data governance and management maturity
     

  • Data, integration and technology  architecture refresh
     

  • Roadmap development and planning
     

  • Delivery model design
     

  • Service provider review and selection
     

  • Data analytics & insights

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SOLUTION DELIVERY & IMPLEMENTATION

  • PMO, Project Management set up and delivery
     

  • Business & data requirements and analysis
     

  • System & asset migration and implementation
     

  • Platform and solution implementation, consistent with the identified model & strategy
     

  • Change management
     

  • Effective closure to remove legacy and ensure ongoing maintenance

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CAPABILITY ASSESSMENT, BENCHMARKING & RESEARCH

1886 have established a proprietary benchmarking approach to assess Investment Manager business and technology capabilities across the dimensions of:
 

  • Capability maturity (5 levels of maturity from initial to Optimised)
     

  • Strategic importance
     

  • Effectiveness (Fit for purpose and right sized for organisational needs)
     

The capabilities we assess for Investment Managers are:

 

  • Business Transformation
     

  • Data Management
     

  • Technology Management