The ICO Explosion

Not many people boast a resume like Steven Seagal: martial arts instructor, Hollywood film actor and director, musician and the face of a Russian arms manufacturer. The latest — and …

Platform Propositions

The investment platform sector is in a state of transition with providers facing a number of challenges including digital disruption, new entrants, pressures on fees and charges and regulation. And …

The Tech Takeover

With robo-advice mutating into new models, ETF providers readying an assault on traditional index providers and a new kind of actively-engaged mobile investor rising to prominence amid the ascendancy of …

Value Investing Back In Vogue?

Who can blame them? The global market has had the stabilisers on since 2009, courtesy of monetary policy and an encouragement to embrace risk. These are the ideal conditions for …

Lisa Launch Delay?

One of ex-Chancellor George Osborne’s flagship savings schemes, the Lisa is set to launch in April 2017. But with providers calling for a one year delay as they seek clarification …

Actively Seeking Returns

When the first index fund came into existence, Starsky and Hutch, glam rock, flares and Chopper bikes were all the rage. Yes, the first index fund launched way back in …

FAMR Closes Door on Commission Return

Despite calls for its return from many advisers, the Financial Advice Market Review has closed the door on plans to reintroduce commission as a way to tackle the advice gap. …

A Big Year Ahead

With a further carve-up of the UK pension landscape, regulatory reforms in the advice arena and a possible vote on whether to remain in the EU, 2016 promises to be …

Santa Rally Rout

Investors pinning their hopes on the Santa Rally may be feeling somewhat short-changed after the U.K.’s leading blue chip index plunged to a three-year low on Monday. The FTSE 100 …

Fund Selection Epicentre

Almost three years since the implementation of the Retail Distribution Review, the adviser firms which have successfully navigated the biggest regulatory reform in recent history are beginning to emerge. One …

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