Platforms’ role to grow as client data becomes increasingly crucial
The visibility of data to which platforms have access is going to become increasingly valuable says Barry Neilson, business development director at Nucleus.
Record low gov’t bonds see rising interest in spread trading
With global growth slowing and developed-market government bonds at a record low, fixed income managers are focusing on opportunities in spread sectors.
Axa Insurance Ireland fined for adviser competency breaches
The Central Bank of Ireland has fined Axa Insurance €675,000 (£567,263, $747,860) for failing to ensure that staff members advising on retail products were appropriately supervised.
Advisers, platforms to drive global ETF assets to over $7trn
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.