Mark Loosmore: Shooting for the moon

‘Aim high’

clock • 3 min read

As the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, Mark Loosmore argues the financial sector should be no less ambitious as it strives to improve the technology that supports the advice process

As only someone who themselves were in outer space could have missed, 20 July marked the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 mission, which landed the first two humans on the moon. The momentous exchange between the Lunar Module ‘Eagle' from the Sea of Tranquility and the mission control centre in Houston was preceded by the infinitely less memorable, but nonetheless hugely important, exchange of process and check-lists between Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong. The actual first recorded words spoken from the moon were: Aldrin: Contact Light. Armstrong: Shutdown. Aldrin: Oka...

To continue reading this article...

Join Professional Adviser for free

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, industry insights and market intelligence
  • Stay ahead of the curve with spotlights on emerging trends and technologies
  • Receive breaking news stories straight to your inbox in the daily newsletters
  • Make smart business decisions with the latest developments in regulation, investing retirement and protection
  • Members-only access to the editor’s weekly Friday commentary
  • Be the first to hear about our events and awards programmes

Join

 

Already a Professional Adviser member?

Login

More on Technology

Advice firms 'not at all' prepared for AI compliance activities

Advice firms 'not at all' prepared for AI compliance activities

‘AI opens up a number of new compliance challenges’

Isabel Baxter
clock 23 May 2024 • 1 min read
Advisers should not be social media stars… but should learn from them

Advisers should not be social media stars… but should learn from them

‘Engaging with new formats is not a vanity project for advisers anymore’

Justin Cash
clock 21 May 2024 • 4 min read
AI will 'help solve regulatory problems' for advice industry

AI will 'help solve regulatory problems' for advice industry

AI can help the industry explain the value of advice to the FCA

Sahar Nazir
clock 14 May 2024 • 1 min read