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The US Securities and Exchange Commission has put retail investor protection and robo-advice at the centre of its examinations programme for 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UK adviser directories Unbiased and VouchedFor have urged the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to publicise whether an adviser is independent or restricted.
Insurance giant Zurich has launched a protection platform where UK advisers can apply for multiple policies in one application.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Adviser built-wrap Nucleus has launched an online portal to help UK adviser firms with their professional and practice development.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is looking to introduce an ethics module in exams taken by financial advisers and capital markets intermediaries, in the wake of the 1MDB scandal.
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