Three financial adviser initiatives: Holborn Assets

Three financial adviser initiatives: Holborn Assets...

In the latest of our series of insights from financial advisers across the world, Keren Bobker, senior partner of Dubai-based Holborn Assets sets out three initiatives she is taking to build the business along best practice lines.

Published : 30, Nov 2016
Diving for pearls: Nine global funds worth considering

Diving for pearls: Nine global funds worth considering...

With 267 funds, the Investment Association (IA) Global sector is second only in variety to its UK All Companies, which comprises 269 funds. It is one of the oldest and most popular sectors and also very diverse, both in terms of type of offering and also in terms of performance.

Published : 25, Nov 2016
Nine key changes from the UK Autumn Statement

Nine key changes from the UK Autumn Statement

Chancellor Philip Hammond took to the despatch box for his first and final Autumn Statement on Wednesday. To the relief on many he resisted further tinkering of the pension system.

Published : 23, Nov 2016
Seven changes advisers should expect from the Autumn Statement

Seven changes advisers should expect from the...

International Adviser rounds up the expert views on what to expect ahead of the UK chancellor Philip Hammond’s debut Autumn Statement on Wednesday.

Published : 22, Nov 2016
Ten weird and wonderful insurance policies

Ten weird and wonderful insurance policies

People often lump insurance into three categories: car, home, and life. While few would think of the world of insurance as an exciting place, Aegon has put together a list of 10 weird and wonderful insurance policies to brighten, what has been for some, a dreary week.

Published : 11, Nov 2016
Financial advisers around the world react to a Trump presidency

Financial advisers around the world react to a...

Following Donald Trump’s historic win in the US elections, International Adviser asked IFAs across the globe to give their views on the next president.

Published : 9, Nov 2016
The case for investing in fine wine and classic cars

The case for investing in fine wine and classic...

With investors facing increasingly poor returns from traditional investments, the case for putting your money in alternative investments such as wine, classic cars, stamps and whisky is getting stronger, says Adam Benskin, executive director at international IFA firm Strabens Hall.

Published : 27, Oct 2016
Top five challenges facing financial advisers around the world

Top five challenges facing financial advisers...

Financial advisers name the challenges facing the future of their businesses, from poor market performance and a challenging regulatory environment, according to a survey by Natixis Global Asset Management, which questioned 2,550 advisers across 15 countries.

Published : 14, Oct 2016
Why wealth managers need to change their business models

Why wealth managers need to change their business...

Faced with an increasing pressure on margins and the cost of regulatory compliance, EY gives five tips on how wealth managers can change their business models to weather the storm of digital disruption.

Published : 28, Sep 2016
Gold alternatives in the post-Brexit world

Gold alternatives in the post-Brexit world

With gold having been one of 2016’s most popular defensive strategies against persisting low returns and the struggle for income, Legal & General Investment Management’s multi-index fund range manager Justin Onuekwusi outlines four alternatives to gold for the post-Brexit world.

Published : 26, Sep 2016
Five challenges and opportunities facing global asset managers

Five challenges and opportunities facing global...

Prominent figures in the asset management industry give their views on the challenges and opportunities facing the sector at International Adviser’s Fund Links Forum 2016.

Published : 16, Sep 2016
International Adviser Life Awards 2016 results

International Adviser Life Awards 2016 results...

The International Adviser International Life Awards 2016 were announced on Wednesday at London’s The Langham Hotel during a dinner held after our flagship life industry conference, the Fund Links Forum.

Published : 14, Sep 2016
Five questions the UK’s autumn statement needs to answer

Five questions the UK’s autumn statement needs...

With a date of 23 November now set for chancellor Philip Hammond’s first autumn statement, AJ Bell senior analyst Tom Selby has outlined five questions Hammond needs to answer when he takes to the despatch box.

Five myths about investing for children

Five myths about investing for children

With the new school year about to start in the UK, Fidelity International’s investment director for personal investing, Tom Stevenson, debunks five myths about investing for children.

Published : 22, Aug 2016
Bubble warning: Five indicators to watch out for

Bubble warning: Five indicators to watch out for...

As the old strategy of “sell in May” has proved a failure thus far in 2016, Russ Mould, investment director at AJ Bell, looks at five indicators investors can use to judge whether there are further gains to be made or whether markets are entering bubble territory.

Published : 11, Aug 2016
Advisers, platforms to drive global ETF assets to over $7trn

Advisers, platforms to drive global ETF assets...

Growth in exchange traded funds (ETFs) is expected to accelerate over the next five years driven by financial advisers and platforms, with global assets under management (AUM) set to exceed $7trn (£5.3trn, €6.3trn) by 2021, according to a PwC report.

Published : 29, Jul 2016
Don't give up on UK dividends

Don't give up on UK dividends

From mid-caps to life insurance companies, wealth managers and oil giants, there are still plenty of opportunities for income earning post-Brexit, argue UK equity income managers.

Published : 8, Jul 2016
How competitive will London be post-Brexit?

How competitive will London be post-Brexit?

Is London's spot as the number one financial hub threatened and which financial centres will benefit the most from the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union? PA gathered views from the Mayor of London and three industry figures.

Published : 5, Jul 2016
AJ Bell lays the odds for UK post-Brexit reforms

AJ Bell lays the odds for UK post-Brexit reforms...

With UK chancellor George Osborne having abandoned his plans to generate a budget surplus by 2020 following Brexit, AJ Bell senior analyst Tom Selby gives his odds on whether HM Treasury will adopt any of the six radical money saving options available to them and if the Pensions Bill will be delayed.

Published : 1, Jul 2016
The best and worst funds of the first half

The best and worst funds of the first half

While gold funds were the out and out winners of the first half of the year, the worst performers were much more of a mixed bag.

Published : 1, Jul 2016

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