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From Pensions| 08:55

Aviva’s Friends Life takeover on track as profits leap

The two insurers, set to merge, have reported profits were up in 2014.

From Your Industry| Mar 03, 2015

Transact in full investment-linked protection launch

Platform has retrained 150 staff to cope with questions from clients on new drawdown rules from April.

Mar 03, 2015

Zurich launches retirement planning tool for advisers

Pension Freedom Planner designed in preparation for the pension reforms.

From Your Industry| Mar 03, 2015

Adviser investment models evolve - but fund picking not dead

Exclusive surveys show only a minority consider themselves to have outsourced their investment function.

Investments| Mar 02, 2015

Research firm rolls out revamped fund factsheet

Pure Group aiming to improve investor engagement with its version of a fund factsheet which it says includes better and more digestible data.

From Your Industry| Feb 27, 2015

Tenet shareholder group touts sale to providers

Ex-director group’s 6 per cent stake could give enlarged Aviva a controlling stake in adviser network.

Analysis & Opinion

Mar 02, 2015

Integration of IT is key for platforms

Integration of technology with investments is key for platforms.

Provider defence role must not stray into advice

Interview| Feb 27, 2015

Provider defence role must not stray into advice

“The challenge always is trying to find ways of giving information in ways that consumers engage with”.

FTAdviser Blog| Jan 20, 2015

Advisers benefit from platform use, not clients

FCA wants advisers to carry out due diligence on the suitability of a platform on behalf of their clients.

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Special Reports

Future of Platforms - November 2014

Experts are questioning whether proliferation in the platform sector can continue.

FTAdviser Blog

Post-RDR future is not platform consolidation

Only 25 per cent of the platform charge an investor pays is actually funding the asset and wrapper servicing that investor needs.

Special Reports

Platforms - October 2014

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

Recent Articles
  1. OM Wealth puts profits down to restricted advice push
    From Your Industry| Feb 27, 2015

    OM Wealth puts profits down to restricted advice push

    Acquisitions of Intrinsic and Quilter Cheviot come as part of drive to sell products through adviser network.

  2. OMGI profit more than doubles in 2014
    UK| Feb 27, 2015

    OMGI profit more than doubles in 2014

    Funds under management at the investment business also increased to £21bn following strong fund performance.

  3. OM Wealth completes Quilter Cheviot acquisition
    From Your Industry| Feb 25, 2015

    OM Wealth completes Quilter Cheviot acquisition

    Deal forms part of the group’s move towards being an integrated wealth management business for advisers.

  4. Typical platform cost is 0.35%: Platforum
    Feb 25, 2015

    Typical platform cost is 0.35%: Platforum

    Few platforms are making real money, so movement is likely to be tweaking for competitive advantage, consultancy boss says.

  5. Xafinity updates Sipp for drawdown demand
    From Pensions| Feb 25, 2015

    Xafinity updates Sipp for drawdown demand

    Provider says advisers were asking for two investment accounts to accommodate a dual drawdown strategy.

  6. SJP advice arm sees losses accelerate in 2014
    From Your Industry| Feb 25, 2015

    SJP advice arm sees losses accelerate in 2014

    Wealth group to introduce a new banking service in April.

  7. Axa’s platform inflows driven by pension sales
    Feb 25, 2015

    Axa’s platform inflows driven by pension sales

    Elevate saw funds under management up 24 per cent from £7.5bn to £9.2bn.

  8. Strawberry rolls out new ‘all in one’ D2C offering
    Feb 25, 2015

    Strawberry rolls out new ‘all in one’ D2C offering

    Customers can select from a list of the Architas Birthstar target date funds.

  9. Pru leads the way in Fos pensions complaints
    From Insurance| Feb 24, 2015

    Pru leads the way in Fos pensions complaints

    Sesame and Openwork received the most advice complaints in the second half of the year.

  10. Standard Life reveals adviser growth plans
    From Your Industry| Feb 20, 2015

    Standard Life reveals adviser growth plans

    Provider setting up adviser academy to train graduates, along with helping customer service staff with qualifications.

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