Allianz invests $7m in Italian robo-adviser MoneyFarm

Allianz invests $7m in Italian robo-adviser MoneyFarm...

German insurance giant Allianz has bought an undisclosed minority share in Italian digital wealth manager MoneyFarm in a bid to keep pace with the fast-moving fintech sector.

Published : 27, Sep 2016
Belgian IFA firm launches robo-adviser for US expats

Belgian IFA firm launches robo-adviser for US...

Cross Border Planning, a Brussels-based advice firm catering to US expats in Belgium, has launched a robo-advice service aimed at providing low cost investment accounts for lower income clients.

Published : 26, Sep 2016
IA Tech Roundup: Stop talking in future tense

IA Tech Roundup: Stop talking in future tense

Much has been written about the disruptive impact technology has and is liable to continue to have on the financial services sector but the point, however, is to take some action.

Published : 16, Sep 2016
 Taiwan’s tech disruption offers long-term opportunity, says Hermes

Taiwan’s tech disruption offers long-term opportunity,...

From semiconductor manufacturer TSMC to companies specialising in advanced driver assistance systems (Adas) in automobiles, Taiwan is home to a number of disruptive innovators that investors would be wise to take notice of, according to Hermes senior investment analyst Kunjal Gala.

Published : 13, Sep 2016
Singapore signs fintech agreement with Switzerland

Singapore signs fintech agreement with Switzerland...

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (Mas) and the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (Finma) signed a cooperation agreement on Monday to foster greater cooperation on fintech.

Published : 12, Sep 2016
Don’t dismiss fintech revolution, but don’t romanticise it

Don’t dismiss fintech revolution, but don’t romanticise...

A random walk through the world of wealth management.

Published : 8, Sep 2016
Australian regulator publishes digital advice guide

Australian regulator publishes digital advice...

The Australian corporate regulator has released formal guidance on providing robo-advice or other forms of digital advice to retail clients in order to help the growing band of start-ups and fintech companies entering the field.

Published : 30, Aug 2016
UK fintech start-up to launch straightforward robo-adviser

UK fintech start-up to launch straightforward...

Robo-advice and investment service Munnypot said it plans to launch a financial advice service to the UK market in the autumn that offers straightforward advice using simple language.

Published : 18, 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
Singapore regulator sets up fintech advisory panel

Singapore regulator sets up fintech advisory panel...

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (Mas) has set up an international technology advisory panel (Itap) to discuss fintech developments around the world and how Singapore can harness new technologies to enhance its financial services industry.

Published : 3, Aug 2016
Platforms’ role to grow as client data becomes increasingly crucial

Platforms’ role to grow as client data becomes...

The visibility of data to which platforms have access is going to become increasingly valuable says Barry Neilson, business development director at Nucleus.

Published : 29, Jul 2016
Platforms face inflection point as competition cuts margins

Platforms face inflection point as competition...

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.

Published : 21, Jul 2016
Fund selector: Upsetting the Apple cart

Fund selector: Upsetting the Apple cart

Falls in Apple’s share price in recent months have served to highlight its powerful influence over the tech sector’s performance – and the consequences of the Ucits’ 10% weighting cap.

Published : 13, Jul 2016
Just 12% of millennials use financial advisers, says fintech app Bud

Just 12% of millennials use financial advisers,...

Millennials are more likely to turn to robo-advice than a financial adviser for help with their personal finances, new research suggests.

Published : 12, Jul 2016
UK robo-advice financially unviable, warns investment firm SCM

UK robo-advice financially unviable, warns investment...

UK robo-advisers are ‘wired’ to lose money and most will go bust before acquiring the sizeable assets under management needed to survive, a scathing new report has warned.

Published : 8, Jul 2016
Bank of England embraces fintech

Bank of England embraces fintech

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.

Published : 17, Jun 2016
Singapore and Australia ink cross-border fintech pact

Singapore and Australia ink cross-border fintech...

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission have signed an agreement to facilitate the development of cross-border financial technology (fintech) businesses.

Published : 17, Jun 2016
HK rules seen as bottleneck to rise of robo-advisers

HK rules seen as bottleneck to rise of robo-advisers...

Hong Kong regulations require human involvement rather than an automated process in order to provide wealth management services, said iFast Financial (HK) chief operating officer Kelvin Yip.

Published : 15, Jun 2016
Microsoft’s $26bn LinkedIn deal prompts mixed views

Microsoft’s $26bn LinkedIn deal prompts mixed...

News of Microsoft’s LinkedIn acquisition has generated mixed views over its merit.

Published : 14, Jun 2016
Robo-advice: Are you 0110101 joking?

Robo-advice: Are you 0110101 joking?

“Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.” Those immortal words from Hal, the computer in Stanley Kubrick’s film ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ had massive ramifications for the spaceship’s crew member and could be a portend (albeit fictional) for the way robo-advice may be taking us.

Published : 6, Jun 2016
Dubai regulator fines insurer for sales outside permitted zone
Dubai regulator fines...

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has cracked...

Bahamas files leak exposes former EU official's links to offshore firms
Bahamas files leak exposes...

A new cache of 1.3 million documents from the Bahamas...

Australian stockbroker took financial ‘advice’ from psychic
Australian stockbroker...

The head of a failed Australian stockbroking firm,...

Australia's Westpac to remove sales incentives for staff
Australia's Westpac to...

One of Australia's big four banks, Westpac Banking...

Australian regulator ends legal case against two LM directors
Australian regulator...

The Australian corporate regulator has abandoned a...

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