Finance & Real Estate

Edited by Andrea Beltratti and Alessia Bezzecchi

Real Estate
2019-11-25 Andrea Beltratti, Alessia Bezzecchi

Real data for real estate

"Alternative" is again a fashionable term. Yet we are no longer talking about travel or lifestyle, as happened in the 1970s. Today investors are seeking alternative assets, while data providers and many companies seek to stand out in the collection of alternative data, and in their processing through unconventional models and algorithms, often based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). The stakes are high: on the one hand, a better understanding of consumer behavior; on the other, the streamlining of production processes. Real estate and data The real estate sector has never ...

real estate
2019-08-28 Andrea Beltratti, Alessia Bezzecchi

RE-flexibility, RE-generation, RE-modeling

The world of real estate is wrongly considered a “petrified forest,” to borrow a term used thirty years ago to describe the situation of the Italian banks. Many top managers think that in the coming years real estate will be the sector with the lowest intensity of business transformation. The question of the degree transformation of the sector in coming years is very important for economic growth, given the many implications of real estate for the daily life of businesses and people. Yet if we look at the sector from a bottom-up standpoint, the image that emerges is very different than that ...

MFR 3 2017
Andrea Beltratti, Alessia Bezzecchi

What is Asked of Wealth Management Today

The sector of asset/wealth management is in a phase of profound transformation. It is anticipated that revenues will not grow in the next three years, due in part to the pressure on management fees. In the U.S., the average cost of bond and equity funds fell from 0.76% and 0.99% in 2000, to 0.48% and 0.59% respectively (Investment Company Institute). The trend has recently become stronger: on August 1, 2018, Fidelity launched a true trade war by offering the sale of two market index funds with zero fees. As we have seen for some time, such as when Amazon announces its entry into new sectors, the ...