Video 14 Nov 17
Back office technology seen key to future IFA growth
Financial advisers need a robust back office technology system to boost the confidence of regulators in their client service approach and manage the growing pool of data in their business, said Ben Lester, head of sales for Praemium.
News 13 Nov 17
Paradise Papers: expect regulation despite little wrongdoing
While the Paradise Papers reveal little in the way of wrongdoing, they will likely stoke political appetites for increasing regulatory scrutiny of the wealth management industry, says an analyst from research firm GlobalData.
Six fintech challenges facing financial advisers
How can financial advisers future proof their markets to evolve alongside fintech in preparation for a world where change is constant and digital comes first?
Gallery 9 Nov 17
The quest for the holy grail of financial literacy
Seven Investment Management’s Justin Urquhart-Stewart is on a personal crusade to promote financial literacy.
He sees parallels between financial professionals use of jargon and the perception in schools that maths is hard. He argues they fuel an unjustified mystique around aspects of financial planning, which is driving clients away.
Here are his four bugbears:
News 8 Nov 17
Huge commission gap between Middle East advisers and elsewhere
Nearly two thirds of financial advisers in the Middle East are still heavily reliant on upfront commissions in a much more pronounced way than other regions in the world, according to a poll in International Adviser’s regional digital editions.