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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.
British bank Barclays has launched an online investment service in an effort to help plug the savings and advice gap.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Fund management group Liontrust has made six of its global fund (GF) range available on European open architecture mutual fund platform, Allfunds Bank.
Aegon has added a range of portfolios from discretionary fund management (DFM) firm PortfolioMetrix to its platform following demand from advisers.
Lombard Odier Investment Management is making 17 of its mutual funds available through the Novia Financial and Novia Global platforms.
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.
Investment platform AJ Bell has launched a new managed portfolio service (MPS) with an annual management charge of 0.25% + VAT.
Novia Global, the online wealth management service, has added multi-currency exchange traded funds in sterling, US dollar and euro to its platform.
The visibility of data to which platforms have access is going to become increasingly valuable says Barry Neilson, business development director at Nucleus.
The ongoing technological revolution has levelled the financial services playing field globally, argues Jaco van Tonder, head of advisory services at Investec Asset Management - and with that levelling comes both risk and opportunity.
Kepler Partners has raised $81m for its Kepler Liquid Strategies Ucits platform, giving investors access to its first fund managed by the Roger Ibbotson-led Zebra Capital Management.
Schroders has launched the Schroder GAIA Indus PacifiChoice long/short equity fund in partnership with Indus Capital Partners, with the aim of delivering high risk adjusted returns while preserving capital during difficult market periods.
The Bank of England (BoE) is to work in partnership with fintech firms to harness innovations for central banking, offering companies the opportunity to demonstrate their solutions for real issues facing policymakers.
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