Australia's Westpac to remove sales incentives for staff

Australia's Westpac to remove sales incentives...

One of Australia's big four banks, Westpac Banking Corp, has announced plans to remove all product related incentives from frontline staff in its retail branches as part of efforts to rebuild trust with its customers.

Published : 23, Sep 2016
Morocco's Saham Finances buys Mauritian insurer Sun Insurance

Morocco's Saham Finances buys Mauritian insurer...

Moroccan insurer Saham Finances has bought Mauritian insurer Sun Insurance for an undisclosed sum, the company has confirmed.

Published : 23, Sep 2016
OMW denies shelving IPO over platform costs

OMW denies shelving IPO over platform costs

Old Mutual Wealth has denied reports that it is looking at cancelling its planned listing on the London Stock Exchange due to runaway costs of upgrading the technology behind its platforms.

Published : 22, Sep 2016
Brooks MacDonald grows FUM despite Brexit headwinds

Brooks MacDonald grows FUM despite Brexit headwinds...

Brooks MacDonald overcame "significant headwinds" to achieve higher funds under management and profits for the year ending 30 June 2016.

Published : 21, Sep 2016
Advisers losing out due to customer experience not price

Advisers losing out due to customer experience...

Advisers are losing business because they are failing to provide clients with a good customer experience, not because other companies are beating them on price, according to Rod Bryson, principal - wealth, long-term savings and insurance at Capgemini Consulting.

Published : 21, Sep 2016
Wealth manager Wren launches multi-family office

Wealth manager Wren launches multi-family office...

Wren Investment Office, focusing on multi-generational wealth management for high net worth families and individuals, launched Monday in London.

Published : 19, Sep 2016
WH Ireland shares soar as it confirms Kuwaiti investors link

WH Ireland shares soar as it confirms Kuwaiti...

WH Ireland shares soared after the City broker confirmed rumours that Kuwaiti European Holdings (KEH) was looking to acquire a stake in the business.

Published : 19, Sep 2016
Standard Life acquisition of Almary Green called off

Standard Life acquisition of Almary Green called...

Standard Life subsidiary 1825 has confirmed that discussions to buy Norwich-based independent advice firm Almary Green have ended by “mutual agreement”.

Published : 19, Sep 2016
Premier AM explores £200m LSE listing

Premier AM explores £200m LSE listing

Premier Asset Management has hired stockbrokers to look into the possibility of listing on the London Stock Exchange, according to media reports.

Published : 19, Sep 2016
Phoenix in 'advanced' talks to buy Abbey Life for £800m

Phoenix in 'advanced' talks to buy Abbey Life...

Closed book pension provider Phoenix Group has confirmed it is in “advanced” talks with Deutsche Bank about the acquisition of life company Abbey Life.

Published : 16, Sep 2016
UK-based LJ Partnership acquires HK advice firm Guggenheim

UK-based LJ Partnership acquires HK advice firm...

Global investment management business LJ Partnership has acquired Guggenheim Investment Advisors (Hong Kong) from Guggenheim Partners, having already bought the firm’s advisory businesses in Geneva and Miami.

Published : 15, Sep 2016
STM to buy London & Colonial, Rops fee waiver impacts results

STM to buy London & Colonial, Rops fee waiver...

STM Group has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire UK Sipp provider London & Colonial and its subsidiaries for nearly £5.4m ($7.2m, €6.4m).

Published : 13, Sep 2016
Deutsche Bank rules out sale of asset management arm

Deutsche Bank rules out sale of asset management...

Deutsche Bank chief executive John Cryan has “made it unambiguously clear” that Deutsche Asset Management is still a core part of the business and is not being sold.

Published : 12, Sep 2016
Barings merger creates giant global fund

Barings merger creates giant global fund

Four MassMutual affiliates have been merged under the Barings brand to create one of the world’s largest asset management organisations with AUM of more than $275bn (£207bn, €245bn).

Published : 12, Sep 2016
Tobam opens offices in Europe and Canada

Tobam opens offices in Europe and Canada

Paris-based asset management firm Tobam has widened its global footprint by opening new offices in Dublin, Zurich and Toronto, taking its total to seven financial centres, as the firm celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Published : 8, Sep 2016
Praemium to buy UK Sipp provider for int’l expansion plans

Praemium to buy UK Sipp provider for int’l expansion...

Australia-headquartered platform technology firm Praemium is to buy UK Sipp provider Wensley Mackay as part of its international plans to tap into the opportunities created by the UK’s radical pension freedom reforms.

Published : 8, Sep 2016
Old Mutual Wealth joins quote comparison service

Old Mutual Wealth joins quote comparison service...

Old Mutual Wealth’s protection offering has been added to quote comparison service UnderwriteMe to cut down the lengthy application process and provide advisers with online access to fully underwritten quotes.

Published : 7, Sep 2016
Rowan Dartington to offer DFM services to int’l advisers

Rowan Dartington to offer DFM services to int’l...

UK-based discretionary fund manager Rowan Dartington, which is part of St James’s Place, has launched a new division to extend the group’s services to English-speaking advisers around the world.

Published : 7, Sep 2016
Hargreaves Lansdown CEO to step down, assets exceed £60bn

Hargreaves Lansdown CEO to step down, assets exceed...

Hargreaves Lansdown said its chief executive Ian Gorham is to step down by the end of September 2017, as the FTSE 100 quoted UK platform announced its assets under administration had grown 12% to £61.7bn over the year to 30 June.

Published : 7, Sep 2016
Ashmore optimistic despite AUM slide

Ashmore optimistic despite AUM slide

Emerging markets specialist fund manager Ashmore has reported a $6.3bn (£4.7bn, €5.6bn) fall in assets under management and an 18% decline in net revenues.

Published : 6, Sep 2016
Isle of Man hits out at ‘political’ EU blacklist of tax havens
Isle of Man hits out...

Isle of Man chief minister Allan Bell has questioned...

France, Germany and Italy fighting EU-wide ban on commission
France, Germany and Italy...

France, Germany and Italy are fighting against introducing...

International Adviser Best Practice Adviser Awards 2016 results
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The winners in International Adviser’s inaugural Best...

Advisers losing out due to customer experience not price
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Europe remains the ‘wild west’ for adviser qualifications
Europe remains the ‘wild...

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