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Axa Wealth reported record inflows to its wrap platform Elevate in the month before the 6 April introduction of widespread pension reforms, taking total assets beyond £10bn and pushing the group's overall funds under management (FUM) closer to the £30bn mark.
Standard Life's UK business has reported a 5% increase in assets under administration (AUA) following net inflows of £1.5bn and "positive market movements".
Transact has partnered with Octopus Investments to become the first platform to offer venture capital trusts (VCTs) following the introduction of new legislation.
Hargreaves Lansdown co-founder Peter Hargreaves is to step down from the board of the wealth business with immediate effect.
Monica Waller, co-founder of The Investment Network and the Aberdeen UK Platform Awards, has died after a short illness.
Elliott Advisors has responded to Alliance Trust's formal circular to shareholders, rejecting the company's claims and accusing its board of resorting to "personal attacks".
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The chief executive of UK platform giant Cofunds has admitted the business "should be generating more profit" despite an 83% increase in its 2014 pre-tax result, which reversed a multi-year downward trend.
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The number of platforms targeting advisory firms is likely to halve after 2017, according to Standard Life's David Tiller.
True Potential has launched a tool on its platform which will allow advised clients to manipulate their financial plan independent of their adviser.
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