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
 DeVere Group launches new banking app deVere Vault

DeVere Group launches new banking app deVere Vault...

DeVere Group has launched a new banking app to coincide with its recently-unveiled plans for an investment bank on the offshore jurisdiction of Mauritius.

Published : 10, Apr 2017
Alibaba-backed robo-adviser Youyu launches in Hong Kong

Alibaba-backed robo-adviser Youyu launches in...

Hong Kong-listed Yunfeng Financial Group's has launched a direct-to-consumer robo-adviser Youyu.

Published : 10, Apr 2017
RL360° launches new tablet app aimed at Quantum product

RL360° launches new tablet app aimed at Quantum...

RL360° has launched a new tablet app which will allow applications to the life insurer’s flagship regular premium savings product, RL360° Quantum, to be submitted online.

Published : 27, Mar 2017
US robo adviser eyes Asia

US robo adviser eyes Asia

Marketriders, a US robo adviser recently acquired by broker Sogotrade, has its sights on the Hong Kong and China markets.

Published : 10, 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
Sanlam to launch artificial intelligence investment service

Sanlam to launch artificial intelligence investment...

The Sanlam’s Group’s investment arm is to partner with a financial technology specialist to launch an investment service that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to deliver targeted returns with the lowest risk of loss.

Published : 27, Feb 2017
Asset management outlook bright but technology threat lurks

Asset management outlook bright but technology...

Two-thirds of chief executives in the asset and wealth management industry believe technology will reshape their business over the next five years, but just 10% are prioritising the development of digital skills and capabilities within their companies.

Published : 20, Feb 2017
‘Hidden tech’ could be key to equities returns - Hermes

‘Hidden tech’ could be key to equities returns...

It was announced on Thursday that Snap, owner of Snapchat, has been valued at $22.2bn (£17.8bn, €20.9bn) ahead of its IPO next month, but could the secret to technology investments be in finding the ‘hidden’ technologies propping up the household names?

Published : 16, Feb 2017
Is there still opportunity to be found in the FANGs? (or Apple?)

Is there still opportunity to be found in the...

They are used to double-digit revenue growth and boast some of the most well-known brands in the world, but do the likes of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google (FANG) still offer opportunities this year?

Published : 15, Feb 2017
Disclosure is a benefit, 'not an enemy'

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Having avoided the high commission trap, Isle of Man-headquartered IOMA Group is well placed to thrive in the new world of fee disclosure and transparency, says managing director Chris Kenning.

Published : 9, Feb 2017
First robo-advice comparison site launched in UK

First robo-advice comparison site launched in...

A digital wealth comparison site providing a rundown of the UK and international automated financial services market, believed to a be a first, has been launched by a specialist consultancy firm.

Published : 1, Feb 2017
Rise of platforms in int’l markets inevitable, says Novia CEO

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

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
Lombard International unveils platform for IFAs

Lombard International unveils platform for IFAs...

Lombard International Assurance has launched a new platform called Connect.

Published : 17, Jan 2017
Praemium sees 29% rise in managed funds amid record inflows

Praemium sees 29% rise in managed funds amid record...Lock icon

Australian-headquartered platform provider Praemium has reported a 29% rise in funds under administration (FUA) for the year to 31 December 2016, driven by record inflows from its international units.

Published : 13, Jan 2017
Asset managers must ‘innovate and industrialise’

Asset managers must ‘innovate and industrialise’...Lock icon

The asset management industry is facing an innovation dilemma as it struggles to free itself from encumbered business models and embrace industrialisation, says Matthew Lamb, chief executive of Pacific Asset Management.

Published : 13, Jan 2017
Almost half of millennials would buy advice from Google

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More than a third of investors around the world are prepared to use robo-advisers, with an increasing number millennials, those aged 18-35, admitting they would buy insurance from an online provider such as Google or Amazon, a new report by consultancy firm Accenture has revealed.

Published : 11, Jan 2017

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