AJ Bell grows revenues amid record new client sign-ups

AJ Bell grows revenues amid record new client...

Online investment platform AJ Bell has reported rapid growth in its revenues after it added almost 12,000 customers in the space of six months.

Published : 22, May 2017
ANALYSIS: Are platforms facing an ‘existential crisis’?

ANALYSIS: Are platforms facing an ‘existential...

As certain platform businesses boomed in Q1 with year-on-year sales over 30% higher, others posted huge losses, begging the question: are they facing an “existential crisis”?

Published : 16, May 2017
Ohanessian reinstated as Praemium chief exec after board purge

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Michael Ohanessian has been reappointed chief executive of Australia-based platform provider Praemium following a shareholder vote to remove the chairman and three directors last week.

Published : 15, May 2017
Praemium’s ex-CEO triumphs as chairman and board are removed

Praemium’s ex-CEO triumphs as chairman and board...Lock icon

Michael Ohanessian, the former chief executive of Praemium, has successfully ousted the company’s chairman and three directors who sacked him in February 2017.

Published : 12, May 2017
UBS AM launches cross border Hong Kong platform

UBS AM launches cross border Hong Kong platform...

UBS Asset Management has launched a Hong Kong mutual fund platform, setting sights on distribution into the onshore China market, said Markus Egloff, head of wholesale client coverage for Asia ex-Japan.

Published : 13, Apr 2017
Record int’l inflows for Praemium despite boardroom battle

Record int’l inflows for Praemium despite boardroom...

Platform provider Praemium reported record international inflows of A$184m (£113m, $138m, €130m) in the first three months of 2017, despite an ongoing power struggle between the company’s board and its ousted chief executive.

Published : 11, Apr 2017
Tensions rise as Praemium face off approaches

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Ousted Praemium chief executive Michael Ohanessian’s "aggressive" relationship with the board and his unwillingness to “make necessary changes in his behaviour” are why shareholders should vote against his reinstatement, chairman Greg Camm has said.

Published : 5, Apr 2017
Coutts opens online platform; launches passives range

Coutts opens online platform; launches passives...

Coutts is offering access to five risk-graded multi-asset passive funds via a new online platform, Coutts Invest.

Published : 4, Apr 2017
AJ Bell unveils holdings for multi-asset launches

AJ Bell unveils holdings for multi-asset launches...Lock icon

AJ Bell’s first fund launch, a range of five diversified multi-asset funds that are risk-rated from cautious to adventurous, will start trading on 18 April 2017.

Published : 28, Mar 2017
Praemium agrees to showdown with ex-CEO Ohanessian

Praemium agrees to showdown with ex-CEO Ohanessian...Lock icon

Australia-based platform provider Praemium will hold a shareholder meeting at the request of recently sacked chief executive Michael Ohanessian after he launched a bid to oust chairman Greg Camm and three directors.

Published : 22, Mar 2017
Sacked Praemium CEO Ohanessian tries to oust chairman

Sacked Praemium CEO Ohanessian tries to oust chairman...

Former Praemium chief executive Michael Ohanessian has requested the company hold a general meeting in a bid to oust chairman Greg Camm and three directors.

Published : 20, Mar 2017
Asset management sector review dwarfs RDR, says Nucleus CEO

Asset management sector review dwarfs RDR, says...

The UK Financial Conduct Authority’s report into the asset management sector is “way bigger” than the retail distribution review (RDR), with fund managers expected to “bear the sharp end of the pressure on fees”, says David Ferguson, chief executive of wrap platform Nucleus.

Published : 14, Mar 2017
UBS targets mass affluent market with new wealth platform

UBS targets mass affluent market with new wealth...

Swiss banking giant UBS has rolled out a new digital platform in the UK targeting a broader pool of investors.

Published : 8, Mar 2017
Allfunds Bank to be sold in €1.8bn deal

Allfunds Bank to be sold in €1.8bn deal

Allfunds Bank is to be sold to private equity firm Hellman & Friedman and Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, GIC, in a deal that values the European mutual fund platform at €1.8bn (£1.55bn, $1.9bn).

Published : 7, Mar 2017
Praemium names interim CEO after sacking Ohanessian

Praemium names interim CEO after sacking Ohanessian...

Platform provider Praemium has named Robert De Luca as interim chief executive following its decision to part ways with Michael Ohanessian last month.

Published : 6, Mar 2017
Praemium sacks chief executive Michael Ohanessian

Praemium sacks chief executive Michael Ohanessian...Lock icon

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

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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

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