Old Mutual Wealth's Feeney: Standalone platforms 'no longer viable'

        Professional Adviser | 29 Sep 2014 | 14:33

        Old Mutual Wealth chief executive Paul Feeney has told analysts that platforms must seek to integrate with other businesses if they are to survive in the coming years.

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        Hargreaves Lansdown chief Gorham sees pay jump to £10.6m

        Ian Gorham, chief executive of D2C giant Hargreaves Lansdown, saw his total pay climb to £10.6m this year after cashing in some long-term share options.

        Professional Adviser | 24 Sep 2014 | 12:13

        Expert suggests advisers split platform bill with client

        A platforms expert has suggested advisers share the cost of using platforms with clients.

        Professional Adviser | 24 Sep 2014 | 10:29

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      Friend or foe: Can platforms really help advisers with asset migration?

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      Professional Adviser | 24 Sep 2014 | 09:58

      New advice firm lands D2C contract for 2.4 million consumers

      A new advisory firm has landed a contract with benefit solutions business Next Jump, which will allow its site to be accessed by 2.4 million consumers.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Sep 2014 | 07:43

      Skandia name to disappear as group rebrands to Old Mutual Wealth

      The Skandia name is to disappear as the group rebrands as Old Mutual Wealth across all UK operations.

      Professional Adviser | 22 Sep 2014 | 10:19

      Axa Wealth to launch ‘select' list of 100 hand picked funds

      Axa Wealth is set to launch a list of around 100 favoured funds in the mould of Hargreaves Lansdown's Wealth 150, to help advisers "cut through the noise".

      Professional Adviser | 17 Sep 2014 | 15:37

      Ascentric posts £0.6m loss after tech spend

      Ascentric has posted a £0.6m loss for the 2013 financial year after “significant” investment in technology which cost it £1.6m.

      Professional Adviser | 17 Sep 2014 | 12:10

      Worst ravages of RDR over as advisers in 'survival mode' halve

      Advisers have overcome the biggest hurdles they were confronted with as a result of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR), according to a poll, with the number reporting they are still in "survival mode" having halved.

      Professional Adviser | 17 Sep 2014 | 08:01

      Succession signs up Aegon for corporate wrap

      National wealth manager Succession has appointed Aegon's workplace savings platform to provide a bespoke wrap proposition for its corporate clients.

      Professional Adviser | 16 Sep 2014 | 12:06

      Holly Mackay resigns from The Platforum

      Holly Mackay, the founder and MD of platform advice, research and events firm The Platforum, has resigned from the business, Investment Week understands.

      Professional Adviser | 16 Sep 2014 | 11:55
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      Platforms could face £10m bill from tax changes branded as ‘horrible as FATCA’

      Platforms could be hit with a £10m bill in order to make sure they comply with new EU tax rules, the Tax Incentivised Savings Association (TISA) has warned.

      Professional Adviser | 15 Sep 2014 | 11:07

      Octopus hires Sandiford from AXA Elevate

      Tax planning specialist Octopus has hired Shaun Sandiford from AXA Elevate to head up its relationships with platforms.

      Professional Adviser | 15 Sep 2014 | 11:02

      Post-Budget pension advice surge fuelled by ‘client confusion’ – poll

      Confusion about changes to pension rules will drive a huge surge in demand for pensions advice, according to a FundsNetwork adviser poll.

      Professional Adviser | 15 Sep 2014 | 10:18

      We will survive trail switch-off, declare 'stoic' advisers

      The vast majority of advisers have faith they will adapt successfully to a world without trail commission, but one in ten say it could mean they cease trading, according to a survey.

      Professional Adviser | 12 Sep 2014 | 13:17

      Technology or bust? How to access the consumers of the future

      Engaging the younger generation has never been more important - and difficult - for the financial services industry. Richard Ardron offers his tips on how to get it right...

      Professional Adviser | 12 Sep 2014 | 11:30
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      FundsNetwork: Number of UK platforms will halve in next decade

      Investors will find their choice of platforms has halved in as little as ten years’ time, according to FundsNetwork advisory services head Jon Everill.

      Retirement Planner | 10 Sep 2014 | 11:45
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      FundsNetwork to offer bulk clean price switch to advisers from January

      Advisers using FundsNetwork may convert clients to funds' clean share classes en masse from January 2015, the platform has said.

      Professional Adviser | 08 Sep 2014 | 13:31

      A rival to Nutmeg? Under the bonnet of Hargreaves' D2C discretionary service

      Hargreaves Lansdown is taking aim at the low-end direct-to-consumer (D2C) discretionary market after announcing plans to unveil a portfolio management service in 2015 with a minimum investment below £10,000.

      Professional Adviser | 03 Sep 2014 | 12:37



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