Ascentric Wrap

        Transact cuts fees for mid-market clients

        Professional Adviser | 19 Jan 2015 | 12:45

        Transact is to cut platform fees for client portfolios of between £180,000 and £300,000 in an attempt to attract new business.


        Ascentric cuts fees in pricing overhaul

        Ascentric has introduced an inclusive platform charge as it moves to give advisers more charging options for their clients.

        Professional Adviser | 15 Jan 2015 | 15:56

        Ascentric's Thorman sets exit date after Royal London buyout

        Ascentric managing director Hugo Thorman is to leave the firm this summer following Royal London's buyout of the platform's minority shareholding in the business.

        Professional Adviser | 13 Jan 2015 | 17:38

    Other Ascentric Wrap articles


      Model portfolios deter advisers from investment trusts – Ascentric

      Ascentric’s managing director, Hugo Thorman, has argued advisers’ use of model portfolios is hindering the popularity of investment trusts.

      Professional Adviser | 10 Dec 2014 | 10:57

      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

      Royal London's Taylor to take over as Ascentric MD

      Jon Taylor, head of the former Co-op life insurance business, is to replace Hugo Thorman as managing director of platform Ascentric.

      Professional Adviser | 28 Jul 2014 | 11:33

      Ascentric follows Barclays Stockbrokers by cutting SIPP charges

      Platform Ascentric has removed the set up and transfer-in costs on its in-house self invested personal pension (SIPP) and cut its annual tax wrapper fee from £150 to £100.

      Professional Adviser | 03 Jun 2014 | 08:15

      The clock is ticking: IFAs and the execution-only play

      The D2C market is rapidly expanding but advisers have, so far, been reluctant to dive into execution only. Henry Brennan asks why and finds out if things are changing…

      IFAonline | 27 Feb 2014 | 14:28

      Fallout: How the D2C price war could infect the advised market

      Could the intense price war among D2C platform providers spill over into the advised space? Henry Brennan finds out what it could mean for long term sustainability

      IFAonline | 27 Feb 2014 | 07:00

      Charles Stanley rolls out portfolio service to five platforms

      Charles Stanley has rolled out its Collectives Portfolio Service to five platforms.

      IFAonline | 24 Feb 2014 | 13:35

      RLAM reports record 2013 for new business in strong Royal London results

      Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) has reported a record year for external new business in 2013, with gross inflows up almost 70%, a highlight in a strong set of results for its life company parent.

      IFAonline | 12 Feb 2014 | 10:22
      Money From the Tap

      Baby steps: Are profitable platforms now a permanent fixture?

      For the first time ever the platform industry nudged into collective profitability last year. But was this a one-off or the start of the industry's permanent move into the black

      IFAonline | 02 Dec 2013 | 10:46
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      Ascentric AUA passes £7bn milestone

      A record year to date performance has taken Ascentric and IFDL past the £7bn milestone for assets under administration.

      IFAonline | 22 Nov 2013 | 12:37
      Money From the Tap

      Transition: How bulk transfers break down after FCA guidance

      PA asked platform providers that are adopting a bulk transfer approach what proportion of funds are currently more expensive and how that will impact the conversion process.

      IFAonline | 21 Nov 2013 | 14:36

      Exchange traded products: The post-RDR boom product?

      Interest - and retail money - in exchange traded products (ETPs) has been rising steadily over the past few years, and seems to have accelerated since the RDR. Laura Miller asks why - and what – it means for advisers and investors

      IFAonline | 21 Nov 2013 | 14:28

      What’s driving the move to multi-platform use?

      The number of advisers using multiple platforms is on the rise. Henry Brennan finds out what’s behind the shift away from relying on a single investment platform…

      IFAonline | 29 Oct 2013 | 17:11
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      Investment company sales on platforms up 53% - AIC

      Investment company purchases on platforms by advisers and wealth managers are up 53% in the first six months of 2013 against the same period last year, research by the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) suggests.

      IFAonline | 21 Oct 2013 | 11:35

      Control freaks: Who should carry out share class conversions?

      Are advisers better off leaving fund share class conversions to platforms (as some have suggested), or should they carry it out themselves?

      IFAonline | 26 Sep 2013 | 11:26

      Who should foot the bill for using platforms?

      If it is advisers who are reaping most of the benefits from using a platform, Henry Brennan asks, should it still be something clients are expected to pay for?

      IFAonline | 19 Sep 2013 | 07:00

      IFDL and Ascentric report 20% rise in total assets in H1

      Wrap platform Ascentric and institutional arm IFDL grew combined total assets by 20% over the first six months of the year to £6.2bn.

      IFAonline | 27 Aug 2013 | 11:24


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