Just 3 per cent of advisers offer full robo-advice

IFAs point to financial and operational barriers to setting up robo-advice Just 3 per cent of advisers currently offer an automated advice service at their firm, but 14 per cent plan to in the next two years, according to research from JP Morgan Asset Management and Platforum. A survey of 162 advisers, conducted by Platforum […]


Advisers lack clarity on fund groups’ external research

Many financial advisers are unaware of fund managers’ use of external research in making investment decisions, experts claim. Recent news about how asset managers have decided to pay for research under the upcoming Mifid II regulation has brought more clarity around how much people are paying for different parts of the investment chain. Under Mifid […]


Reaction: German election result ‘could play into hands of UK Brexit negotiators’

Political uncertainty following the surge in popularity in the nationalist party in the German election could prove beneficial to the UK as the fourth round of Brexit negotiations begins. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term following the federal elections on Sunday, but her conservative CDU/CSU parties saw their worst result […]


Labour to press Government on Waspi state pension reforms

Labour also outlined its support for Waspi in its manifesto for the June election Labour is to call on the Government to lower the retirement age for women born in the 1950’s, allowing them to retire aged 64 on a reduced state pension, rather than aged 66. According to the Independent, in a speech at […]

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Asset managers brace for fee template as FCA unveils plans

A new FCA committee has set the timeline for its fee template for asset managers as it publishes details of how it will go about its analysis. Money Marketing earlier this week the disclosure working group set up by the FCA following its final report into the asset management industry was about to set out the objectives […]