Nucleus profits leap 46% on swelling AUA

        Professional Adviser | 20 Nov 2014 | 14:57

        Nucleus has boosted assets under administration by 25% year-on-year in the third quarter after a strong summer for gross inflows.


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        Janice Laing sets out the key points to bear in mind ahead of the looming platform cash rebate ban

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        Investors wishing to move from direct-to-consumer to adviser platforms face “punitive” exit fees, according to analysis by the lang cat.

        Professional Adviser | 18 Nov 2014 | 13:12

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      Professional Adviser | 12 Nov 2014 | 07:51
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      Platforms saw the rate of assets under administration (AUA) growth jump by almost a fifth in the third quarter of 2014, according to research from Fundscape.

      Professional Adviser | 10 Nov 2014 | 11:59
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      Platforms accelerate B2B2C plans as advice gap widens

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      Professional Adviser | 10 Nov 2014 | 10:35
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      RP poll: Will platforms face a capacity crunch post-April 2015?

      In this week’s quick fire RP poll we ask RP readers: Will platforms face a capacity crunch post-April 2015?

      Retirement Planner | 05 Nov 2014 | 16:32

      Transact and Ageas Protect launch investment-linked life cover

      Transact and Ageas Protect have teamed up to launch an investment-linked life cover policy available via Transact's platform.

      Professional Adviser | 05 Nov 2014 | 16:30

      Massive drawdown demand to cause ‘capacity crunch’ – Standard Life

      Demand for drawdown is likely to increase by a factor of five when retirement freedoms kick-in, causing a market ‘capacity crunch’, Standard Life has warned.

      Professional Adviser | 05 Nov 2014 | 10:27

      Canada Life debate: Who benefits from platforms?

      With the vast bulk of client money now going on to platforms, who really benefits? The client, the adviser or just the platform provider?

      Professional Adviser | 03 Nov 2014 | 11:52 | video

      Novia’s Vasilieff: There could be some terrible disasters in the D2C space

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      Professional Adviser | 31 Oct 2014 | 08:03

      Twenty-eight retail platforms join forces to form industry body

      The operators of twenty-eight of the UK's largest investment platforms are forming the UK Platform Group in the aim to more fully represent the industry.

      Professional Adviser | 29 Oct 2014 | 17:33

      Axa Wealth sales up in Q3 as funds under managment swell 10%

      Retail sales at Axa Wealth were up 3% to £2.5bn in the third quarter with funds under management at the firm swelling by 10% to £27bn.

      Professional Adviser | 24 Oct 2014 | 07:41

      Aberdeen UK Platform Awards raises £30k for Mind

      Attendees of the Aberdeen UK Platform Awards 2014 have been praised for their generosity after a record £30,000 was raised for mental health charity Mind.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Oct 2014 | 16:01
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      Professional Adviser is inviting readers to vote for their favourite platforms in four categories and be in with a chance of winning £50 worth of Amazon vouchers.

      Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 11:49

      Mark Polson: The (real) secret to picking platforms

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      Professional Adviser | 17 Oct 2014 | 10:40

      Advisers demand consistent fund share class terminology

      The vast majority of advisers want to see uniformity in the terms used for fund share classes, and are prepared to pay more in return, research suggests.

      Professional Adviser | 16 Oct 2014 | 10:56

      Halfway there: Adviser risk during the ‘laborious’ asset migration process

      Asset migration is a resource-hungry task leaving advisers at risk of breaching regulatory RIY guidelines. And the industry is only halfway there, writes Jenna Towler

      Professional Adviser | 15 Oct 2014 | 11:26

      Zurich: Advisers putting platforms under greater scrutiny

      Advisers are asking more and deeper questions when probing what Zurich’s platform has to offer, the insurer's head of retail platform strategy Alistair Wilson (pictured) has said.

      Professional Adviser | 13 Oct 2014 | 13:27


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