David Simpson: Covid-19 operational challenges were provider 'wake-up' call

Pandemic wake-up call

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David Simpson: "The speed of the pandemic forced many providers to seek tactical solutions to ‘keep the lights on'."

David Simpson: "The speed of the pandemic forced many providers to seek tactical solutions to ‘keep the lights on'."

Covid-19 has had a dramatic impact on businesses across the world and the UK wealth management industry is no exception. David Simpson looks at how investment platforms have coped with the operational challenges of the pandemic and the positive long-term changes it may bring about

In the past, some wealth management platforms have been berated for being slow to implement change in line with adviser demand, putting off many of the improvements users called for because they were felt...

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