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.
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.
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