Analysis 6 Dec 17
Will sterling sink or swim?
Following the recent news of progress on the Brexit “divorce bill”, sterling hit a two-month high this week, and was up against both dollar and euro. Despite the uptick, the main question still remains, will sterling continue to strengthen or is it in danger of collapsing in the face of political turbulence?
Analysis 4 Dec 17
Three key areas for advisers primed for the future
Attitude to innovation, the shape of the workforce tomorrow and the evolution of work culture are three areas spotlighted by PwC’s Rob Churcher in the final of a three-part series looking at technology trends.
Analysis 1 Dec 17
Five probing questions advisers should ask providers
Regulators are encouraging financial advisers to go deeper with due diligence exercises when selecting products and services for their customers, and to piece together an audit trail, says AKG’s Matt Ward.
Analysis 29 Nov 17
UK equity income – the most unloved asset class?
According to Morningstar fund flow data the UK equity income sector was the most unloved sector in October, haemorrhaging more money than other out of vogue sectors like property, UK gilts and absolute return. So, why has the asset class become so passé?
Analysis 24 Nov 17
Analysis: Political uncertainty keeps South African advisers in limbo
As South African financial advisers await the election of president Jacob Zuma’s successor with bated breath, where this political uncertainty leaves the implementation of the Twin Peaks reforms and the next phases of RDR is anyone’s guess.