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11:32

Advisers say platform cost more important than ease of use

Survey from The Platforum finds more advisers choose a platform based on low charges than on ‘usability’.

From Your Industry| 09:54

SJP new business sales buoyed by Isa interest

Funds under management have reached £49.1bn, up 17 per cent over 12 months.

Oct 29, 2014

Platforms band together to form new trade body

The UK Platform Group will provide a voice for the platform industry on regulation, tax, savings policy and consumer issues.

From Your Industry| Oct 29, 2014

Standard Life platform assets under administration up 15%

Standard Life sees annuity sales plummet 55 per cent.

Oct 27, 2014

Ascentric delays replatforming to Q4 2015

The platform originally said it was going to replatform in Q3 2015 but this date has now been pushed back.

Oct 27, 2014

Standard Life drops M&G from fund sales alliance

M&G refuses to launch ‘super-clean’ share classes on its funds for Edinburgh-based firm.

Analysis & Opinion
Aviva reveals details on white label wrap

Interview| Oct 24, 2014

Aviva reveals details on white label wrap

Biggest area of interest among advisers is non-advised platform services, says Aviva.

From Special Report: Platforms - October 2014| Oct 20, 2014

Funds surge for platform providers

Platforms are flourishing after the RDR.

From Special Report: Platforms - October 2014| Oct 20, 2014

More clarity over charges is needed

The journey to new share classes isn’t a clean one.

From Special Report: Platforms - October 2014| Oct 20, 2014

Platform market may begin to diverge

Platforms are changing strategic direction.

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Special Reports

Platforms - October 2014

Why platform tools are proving their worth and the results of Investment Adviser’s annual platform survey.

FTAdviser Blog

Platforms to gain from RDR direct price disparity

News Review: Managers take a larger slice of direct fees, showing it does not pay to cut out the middle-man.

Special Reports

Investment Trusts - August 2014

Has the RDR levelled the playing field for investment trusts?

Special Reports

Platforms - July 2014

RDR has forced platforms to move to unbundled charging, so cosy behind-closed-doors deals will no longer exist.

Recent Articles
  1. Axa Wealth sees funds under management jump 10%
    From Your Industry| Oct 24, 2014

    Axa Wealth sees funds under management jump 10%

    Firm re-states commitment to engagement with advisers.

  2. Tide turning as another platform mulls structured products
    Oct 22, 2014

    Tide turning as another platform mulls structured products

    Alliance Trust Savings reveals structured products are “something we are investigating at the moment”.

  3. James Hay adds 10 new managers to fund lists
    Oct 22, 2014

    James Hay adds 10 new managers to fund lists

    Platform estimates a further 100 to 200 funds will be added by the end of the year.

  4. Platforms will have to offer ‘bewildering array’ of options
    Investments| Oct 21, 2014

    Platforms will have to offer ‘bewildering array’ of options

    Ascentric’s chief executive Hugo Thorman looks at the role platforms may be able to play given the pensions changes.

  5. Appetite for investment trusts on platforms jump 30%: AIC
    Oct 20, 2014

    Appetite for investment trusts on platforms jump 30%: AIC

    Purchases of investment companies reached a record high of £120.9m in the second quarter this year.

  6. Platforms - October 2014
    From Our Publications| Oct 20, 2014

    Platforms - October 2014

    Why platform tools are proving their worth and the results of Investment Adviser’s annual platform survey.

  7. Advisers demand share class consistency: Zurich
    Oct 16, 2014

    Advisers demand share class consistency: Zurich

    Majority of advisers would accept one price across all investment platforms, even if it was not the cheapest option.

  8. Ratesetter launches adviser portal
    Oct 13, 2014

    Ratesetter launches adviser portal

    The organisation has 23 IFAs on the portal and another 20 waiting for approval.

  9. Psigma IM adds portfolios to platforms
    Investments| Oct 13, 2014

    Psigma IM adds portfolios to platforms

    Discretionary manager says move is “committment” to advisers.

  10. Fund selectors pile into passive following Budget
    Structured Products| Oct 10, 2014

    Fund selectors pile into passive following Budget

    Low volatility fund receiving interest from managers looking for retirement income options.

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