Why the tech sector keeps on giving

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Technology shares worldwide had a roaring first half of 2017, but questions are now being asked about the outlook as concerns grow over the prospects for some of the sector’s biggest names.

Published : 14, Aug 2017
The secret to boosting US equity fund performance

The secret to boosting US equity fund performance...

Most active US equity funds struggle to outperform their benchmark but this year, the secret to has been surprisingly straightforward - the fund manager just had to hold two keys stocks.

Published : 2, Aug 2017
Chinese robo-adviser expands overseas

Chinese robo-adviser expands overseas

Beijing-based robo-adviser Xuanji has announced plans to launch a fully-automated portfolio service in Asia, its first foray outside China.

Published : 21, Jul 2017
Smith & Williamson unveils Artificial Intelligence equity fund

Smith & Williamson unveils Artificial Intelligence...

London-based investment boutique Smith & Williamson has launched a global thematic Artificial Intelligence equity fund.

Published : 19, Jul 2017
DeVere CEO sells remaining STM stake to focus on fintech

DeVere CEO sells remaining STM stake to focus...Lock icon

The founder and chief executive of the deVere Group, Nigel Green, has sold his remaining 2% stake in the specialist Qrops provider STM Group.

Published : 10, Jul 2017
AI robo-adviser Aqumon the latest to launch in Hong Kong

AI robo-adviser Aqumon the latest to launch in...

A robo-adviser that uses machine learning to create a balanced investment portfolio for clients is the latest automated service to launch in Hong Kong amid a string of new entrants into the competitive market.

Published : 6, Jul 2017
Life assurance and the digital fightback

Life assurance and the digital fightback

Life assurers are having to make big strides to catch up with advisers and mass market retail providers when it comes to digital innovation to meet growing expectations from high net worth individuals (HNWI), according to Lombard International Assurance's Aidan McClean.

Published : 29, Jun 2017
How to build a successful advice business

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Building a successful advice business is not rocket science but it does require a clear vision, strategic objectives and the adoption of big data. Old Mutual Wealth's head of international distribution development, Mike Leeson, offers a road map to success.

Published : 27, Jun 2017
BlackRock claims stake in European robo-adviser

BlackRock claims stake in European robo-adviser...

BlackRock has acquired a significant minority stake in digital investment manager Scalable Capital.

Published : 20, Jun 2017
Sanlam switches on AI in 'world first' for fund industry

Sanlam switches on AI in 'world first' for fund...

Sanlam has claimed it is now offering the world’s first ever balanced fund run by artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Published : 15, Jun 2017
Demise of the machines as Macquarie closes robo-advice unit

Demise of the machines as Macquarie closes robo-advice...

Macquarie's direct robo-advice service is to be shut down with its automated advice offering integrated into the bank's wealth platform following the sudden death of founder and chief investment officer John O’Connell.

Published : 15, Jun 2017
Bahrain to lure fintech startups with regulatory sandbox

Bahrain to lure fintech startups with regulatory...

The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) is to create a regulatory sandbox so that startups and fintech firms can test their ideas and solutions and strengthen the Gulf state’s position as a regional fintech and financial services hub.

Published : 15, Jun 2017
Human-robo combo has greatest chance of success

Human-robo combo has greatest chance of success...

A combination of human and robo could be the answer for underserved Asian investors seeking low-cost technology-driven financial advice, a market that pure robo-advice providers have found hard to crack.

Published : 9, Jun 2017
DFMs and platforms: a mutually beneficial partnership

DFMs and platforms: a mutually beneficial partnership...Lock icon

The offshore platform market is nowhere near as developed as the UK but there is a huge opportunity for platforms and discretionary fund managers (DFMs) to work together, as David Field, Novia Global’s head of customer services, explains.

Published : 1, Jun 2017
Hargreaves Lansdown adds bitcoin tracker to platform

Hargreaves Lansdown adds bitcoin tracker to platform...

Hargreaves Lansdown, which operates the UK's biggest online trading platform, is to allow clients to invest in a dedicated bitcoin Exchange Traded Note (ETN) through its SIPP and brokerage services.

Published : 1, Jun 2017
Int’l platform Momentum adds ‘guided architecture’ fund range

Int’l platform Momentum adds ‘guided architecture’...

International platform provider Momentum has launched a new “guided architecture” fund range, which it has developed with its UK asset management arm Momentum Global Investment Management (MGIM).

Published : 31, May 2017
SJP unveils ‘smarter cash’ management platform

SJP unveils ‘smarter cash’ management platform...

St James’s Place has partnered with London fintech group Flagstone to offer clients a new online cash management platform.

Published : 15, May 2017
UK and Hong Kong regulators sign fintech agreement

UK and Hong Kong regulators sign fintech agreement...

The Financial Conduct Authority has entered into a co-operation agreement with Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) to support innovation in fintech.

Published : 12, May 2017
CFA exam to include fintech topics

CFA exam to include fintech topics

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam is to be updated to include topics such as big data, artificial intelligence and robo-advice.

Published : 10, May 2017
Tighter rules unveiled for HK platforms and robo-advisers

Tighter rules unveiled for HK platforms and robo-advisers...

Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has proposed a set of suitability requirements for online platforms and robo-advisers which sell ‘complex’ investment products.

Published : 8, May 2017

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