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…
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
Charles Stanley has rolled out its Collectives Portfolio Service to five platforms.
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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.
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
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.
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Wrap platform Ascentric and institutional arm IFDL grew combined total assets by 20% over the first six months of the year to £6.2bn.
Investment Funds Direct Limited (IFDL) has selected Bravura Solutions as its preferred back office technology partner.
Ascentric has become one of the first platforms to explicitly rule out lobbying for super-clean share classes.
Platforms may be forced to abandon plans for ‘super-clean’ share classes as the number of firms demanding the special terms continues to rise, according to a consultant.
Fresh concerns among advisers about how the Financial Services Authority (FSA) may view their tactical asset allocation calls are helping to drive the growth of discretionary fund managers (DFMs), according to Ascentric chief executive, Hugo Thorman.
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