Gallery 22 Mar 18
Three insights into unsettling pension freedoms data
The Financial Conduct Authority has released figures on pension freedoms that product providers have described as “concerning” and “do not make for comfortable reading”. International Adviser spoke to industry experts to get their thoughts on the data.
Allfunds debuts tax advantaged ETF transfer platform in Spain
Allfunds Bank, the European headquartered open architecture platform, is to offer a trading facility to enable investors in Spain to transfer between ETFs and mutual funds without incurring any capital gains tax.
News 15 Mar 18
Old Mutual Wealth ready to list as profit soars 40%
Old Mutual Wealth is now ready to list as Quilter, with its annual results showing the company’s pre-tax profits rose by 40% in 2017, driven by “unusually high” performance fees.
Asset managers pay £34m compensation for closet trackers
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has ordered asset managers to pay investors £34m (€38m, $46.9m) in compensation after overcharging for “closet tracker” funds, in a move described as “hugely positive” for investors.
News 27 Feb 18
Aegon backs platforms over life in top-tier shakeup
Aegon has taken a major step away from being a traditional life company towards becoming an intermediated, digital platform business, as it makes a raft of changes to its senior management team and announces a new investment management company.