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What it takes to run a successful adviser firm in South Africa

What it takes to run a successful adviser firm...

Ascor Independent Wealth Managers, voted best adviser firm in South Africa for International Adviser’s 2016 Best Practice Adviser Awards, started small in 2005.

Published : 17, Jan 2017
SJP faces backlash for escaping 1% exit charge on pensions

SJP faces backlash for escaping 1% exit charge...

St James’s Place, one of Britain’s biggest wealth managers, has come under fire over claims it will not be caught by an incoming cap on exit charges.

Retail investment and robo-advice top SEC’s 2017 priorities

Retail investment and robo-advice top SEC’s 2017...

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has put retail investor protection and robo-advice at the centre of its examinations programme for 2017.

Asset managers must ‘innovate and industrialise’

Asset managers must ‘innovate and industrialise’...

The asset management industry is facing an innovation dilemma as it struggles to free itself from encumbered business models and embrace industrialisation, says Matthew Lamb, chief executive of Pacific Asset Management.

Published : 13, Jan 2017
Key financial planning tips for international advisers in 2017

Key financial planning tips for international...

Opportunity knocks for financial advisers in 2017 as political, economic and regulatory turmoil leaves clients adrift in unknown territory and seeking advice, says Rachael Griffin, head of product law and financial planning at Old Mutual International.

Published : 12, Jan 2017
Almost half of millennials would buy advice from Google

Almost half of millennials would buy advice from...

More than a third of investors around the world are prepared to use robo-advisers, with an increasing number millennials, those aged 18-35, admitting they would buy insurance from an online provider such as Google or Amazon, a new report by consultancy firm Accenture has revealed.

Published : 11, Jan 2017
Meet the Warringtons part 5: LPAs and entrepreneurs relief

Meet the Warringtons part 5: LPAs and entrepreneurs...

The fictional Warrington family faces a death in the family, grapples with lasting powers of attorney and inheritance tax mitigation in the latest case study from Edward Stone, partner at Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth.

Published : 11, Jan 2017
Aviva to partner with LinkedIn in hunt for forgotten pensions

Aviva to partner with LinkedIn in hunt for forgotten...

British insurer Aviva is in talks to team up with social media giant LinkedIn to create a scheme to track millions of forgotten pension pots.

Published : 10, Jan 2017
What it takes to make a successful adviser business

What it takes to make a successful adviser business...

Providing best advice in a transparent way, with explicit contracts so that a client expectations are met, is a good starting point for this journey, says James Pearcy-Caldwell, co-founder of Aisa International.

Published : 9, Jan 2017
UK directories urge FCA to reveal if advisers are independent

UK directories urge FCA to reveal if advisers...

UK adviser directories Unbiased and VouchedFor have urged the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to publicise whether an adviser is independent or restricted.

Zurich launches UK adviser platform with multi-application tool

Zurich launches UK adviser platform with multi-application...

Insurance giant Zurich has launched a protection platform where UK advisers can apply for multiple policies in one application.

Published : 5, Jan 2017
Uncovering stances on business ethics among advisers globally

Uncovering stances on business ethics among advisers...

Tricky ethical scenarios faced by financial advisers around the world who take part in the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment’s integrity-based workshops show some fascinating trends, says Rebecca Doodson, CISI's manager of ethics and integrity.

Published : 5, Jan 2017
US funds must disclose fees under DoL adviser reforms

US funds must disclose fees under DoL adviser...

US mutual funds will be required to fully disclose all their fees and asset allocation as a result of the Department for Labour’s (DoL) upcoming investment advice rule, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Published : 4, Jan 2017
George Michael’s death and key IHT case raise issues for 2017

George Michael’s death and key IHT case raise...

Celebrity deaths over the Christmas period and a pending supreme court decision on a key inheritance tax case all highlight the importance of using trusts for estate planning, a leading IHT expert has said.

Published : 3, Jan 2017
Generali Worldwide launches ‘highly interactive’ online planning tool

Generali Worldwide launches ‘highly interactive’...

Generali Worldwide has launched an online tool that allows financial advisers to analyse the progress of client plans and to financially assess the potential impact that altering various plan details would have on their objectives.

Published : 21, Dec 2016
HK rolls out internship programme in latest fintech push

HK rolls out internship programme in latest fintech...

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Technology Research Institute have rolled out a programme that provides fintech internships for undergraduate and postgraduate students, as part of its latest move to become Asia’s leading fintech hub.

Published : 20, Dec 2016
Guidance body plans leave UK advisers no better off

Guidance body plans leave UK advisers no better...

UK financial advisers will not receive support from the financial guidance body that will be created through the amalgamation of the Money Advice Service (MAS), The Pension Advice Service (TPAS), and Pension Wise.

UK taxman sends thousands of APNs ‘in error’

UK taxman sends thousands of APNs ‘in error’

HM Revenue & Customs has withdrawn 4,300 accelerated payment notices (APNs), meaning that one in 14 of the 60,000 upfront tax payment requests has been sent in error, says accountancy firm Moore Stephens.

Australia offers fintech licensing exemption

Australia offers fintech licensing exemption

Fintech firms will be able to test certain services in Australia without holding a financial services or credit licence under a “unique” exemption offered by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (Asic).

Published : 15, Dec 2016
Nucleus launches online learning platform for advisers

Nucleus launches online learning platform for...

Adviser built-wrap Nucleus has launched an online portal to help UK adviser firms with their professional and practice development.

Published : 14, Dec 2016

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