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Investments| 11:43

Openwork’s Omnis sees inflows of £165m in Q2

Inflows make Omnis seventh biggest net retail seller in second quarter.

Aug 22, 2016

Hargreave Hale surpasses £6bn in FUM

Latest milestone comes “at a time when investors remain uncertain about the country’s economic and political prospects”, says joint managing director.

From Your Industry| Aug 19, 2016

Aegon to power Nationwide investment as part of Cofunds deal

Nationwide currently has £8bn of assets managed through the online investment service.

From Your Industry| Aug 18, 2016

Platform rivals amass inflows from Cofunds

One of the larger platforms confirmed that transfers from Cofunds onto its platform had jumped this year

From Your Industry| Aug 17, 2016

Platform rivals see inflows from Cofunds

One of the larger platforms confirmed that transfers from Cofunds onto its platform had jumped this year.

Aug 16, 2016

Platform merger costs could cause adviser exodus

Research suggests advisers’ business on platforms could stall if Cofunds deal triggers a lengthy period of consolidation.

Analysis & Opinion
Keeping secrets

| Aug 19, 2016

Keeping secrets

The Aegon/Cofunds deal could be brilliant news for advisers provided the right investment is made, Charlotte Richards says.

Emma Ann Hughes| Aug 12, 2016

Cofunds deal reinforces need to adapt to survive

Providers are far from dead but perhaps the age of most “traditional financial services providers” trying to be all things to all people is over.

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    Aug 15, 2016

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    Fundscape boss says investors “lost their nerve” in the final weeks before the Brexit vote and cashed out.

  2. Cofunds deal and an angry Waspi: the week in news
    From Your Industry| Aug 12, 2016

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  3. Fund groups will ‘suffer heavily’ over data void
    Aug 11, 2016

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    Platform’s business development director says asset managers are at a “huge structural disadvantage”.

  4. Aegon accused of ‘arrogance’ over Cofunds move
    From Your Industry| Aug 11, 2016

    Aegon accused of ‘arrogance’ over Cofunds move

    Dutch company tells advisers they will be moving from Cofunds to its new “enhanced platform”.

  5. Aegon pledges headache-free move of Cofunds’ billions
    From Your Industry| Aug 11, 2016

    Aegon pledges headache-free move of Cofunds’ billions

    Dutch insurer confirmed all assets will be shuffled over to GBST.

  6. Aegon seals £140m deal to buy Cofunds
    From Your Industry| Aug 11, 2016

    Aegon seals £140m deal to buy Cofunds

    L&G purchased Cofunds for a cash consideration of £131m back in 2013.

  7. Standard Life profit before tax up 18% year-on-year
    From Your Industry| Aug 09, 2016

    Standard Life profit before tax up 18% year-on-year

    The firm’s assets under administration are up 7 per cent to £328bn against 2015’s figure of £307.4bn.

  8. Adviser fears over platform industry ‘regression’ triple
    Aug 08, 2016

    Adviser fears over platform industry ‘regression’ triple

    Platform sector is at a “critical juncture”, according research.

  9. Transact backs planner’s ‘simplified’ cashflow tool
    From Your Industry| Aug 04, 2016

    Transact backs planner’s ‘simplified’ cashflow tool

    Manager says there has been a barrier to entry into cashflow planning over the past 10 years.

  10. Couple’s demand for more cash for fund switch delay rejected
    From Your Industry| Jul 29, 2016

    Couple’s demand for more cash for fund switch delay rejected

    Advisory firm still required to pay out, but not as much as client complained about.

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