Praemium sacks chief executive Michael Ohanessian

Praemium sacks chief executive Michael Ohanessian...

Australia-headquartered platform provider Praemium has terminated the employment of chief executive and managing director Michael Ohanessian.

Published : 22, Feb 2017
Novia Financial launches DB pension transfer service

Novia Financial launches DB pension transfer service...

Novia Financial has launched a transfer value analysis system (TVAS) service to help advisers compare the pension benefits under defined benefits (DB) schemes with the Novia self-invested personal pension (Sipp).

Published : 10, Feb 2017
CoInvestor adds tax-efficient funds to platform

CoInvestor adds tax-efficient funds to platform...

CoInvestor has added funds to its platform to expand its existing service that allows direct and advised investors to co-invest alongside tax-efficient fund managers on the same terms.

Published : 6, Feb 2017
Rise of platforms in int’l markets inevitable, says Novia CEO

Rise of platforms in int’l markets inevitable,...

Efforts in the UAE to postpone regulatory change are just putting off the inevitable and opening the door further for platforms to disrupt international markets, according to Novia Global chief executive, Bill Vasilieff.

Published : 25, Jan 2017
UK advisers to recruit as more pass £1m income barrier

UK advisers to recruit as more pass £1m income...

A third of UK advice firms reported annual income of more than £1m ($1.23m, €1.16m) in 2016, with nearly half of all firms planning to recruit in 2017, according to a survey from insurance giant Aviva.

Published : 23, Jan 2017
Allfunds plans Asian expansion from new Singapore hub

Allfunds plans Asian expansion from new Singapore...

Mutual funds platform operator Allfunds Bank has announced plans to expand across Asia by launching an operational hub in Singapore to service a new local business, which will open early next year, as well as businesses in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Published : 20, 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
PortfolioMetrix and Praemium announce partnership

PortfolioMetrix and Praemium announce partnership...

Discretionary investment manager PortfolioMetrix has launched a strategic partnership with UK and international discretionary platform Praemium.

Published : 29, Nov 2016
ANALYSIS: Is Barclays’ new platform the start of Fintech 2.0?

ANALYSIS: Is Barclays’ new platform the start...

Barclays’ announcement on Monday that it has launched an execution-only platform should come as no surprise. But, it should serve as a reminder to wealth managers not to get too complacent.

Published : 28, Nov 2016
Barclays launches online investment service

Barclays launches online investment service

British bank Barclays has launched an online investment service in an effort to help plug the savings and advice gap.

Published : 28, Nov 2016
Standard Life confirms Elevate staying a standalone platform

Standard Life confirms Elevate staying a standalone...

Standard Life has confirmed that Elevate will continue as a distinct platform after months of speculation that it could be combined with the investment firm’s Wrap proposition.

Published : 24, Nov 2016
UK platform sales plummet to lowest point since RDR

UK platform sales plummet to lowest point since...

Net fund flows via UK platforms fell to £8.6bn ($10.7bn, €10bn) in the third quarter of this year, the lowest level since RDR was introduced in Q1 2013, according to the latest Fundscape Platform Report.

Published : 16, Nov 2016
Novia Global and Transact expand DFM offerings with new deals

Novia Global and Transact expand DFM offerings...

Novia Global has broadened its integrated investment portal through strategic partnerships with DFMs Brooks Macdonald, LGT Vestra, and Bordier & Cie, while Transact now offers advisers access to Quilter Cheviot’s managed portfolio service (MPS).

Published : 8, Nov 2016
Provisca targets ‘stable of great brands’ within five years

Provisca targets ‘stable of great brands’ within...

In the wake of launching Provisca, founders Bryan Low and Nigel Watson talk about the challenges facing the offshore market and how they cater to the financial services ‘trinity’ of product providers, IFAs and clients.

Published : 17, Oct 2016
Crossbridge Capital to unveil platform for HNWI in Singapore

Crossbridge Capital to unveil platform for HNWI...

Wealth management firm Crossbridge Capital is to target Singapore’s “underserved” US expatriate market with the launch of the country’s first digital advisory platform for accredited investors, with at least $2m (£1.5m, €1.8m) in net personal assets.

Published : 20, 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
Liontrust expands European distribution via Allfunds Bank

Liontrust expands European distribution via Allfunds...

Fund management group Liontrust has made six of its global fund (GF) range available on European open architecture mutual fund platform, Allfunds Bank.

Published : 6, Sep 2016
PortfolioMetrix added to Aegon platform

PortfolioMetrix added to Aegon platform

Aegon has added a range of portfolios from discretionary fund management (DFM) firm PortfolioMetrix to its platform following demand from advisers.

Published : 31, Aug 2016
Lombard Odier funds added to Novia platforms

Lombard Odier funds added to Novia platforms

Lombard Odier Investment Management is making 17 of its mutual funds available through the Novia Financial and Novia Global platforms.

Published : 24, Aug 2016
UK tech disruption, protected funds boost Praemium’s results

UK tech disruption, protected funds boost Praemium’s...

A strong UK performance, innovative products, and staying ahead of the technology curve all combined to give Praemium “a really good year”, chief executive Michael Ohanessian told International Adviser in an exclusive interview.

Published : 17, Aug 2016

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