Miranda Seath

The Big Interview: Morningstar boss on unleashing tech’s potential

Morningstar chief executive Mark Roomans on bringing algorithmic investing to the mainstream Morningstar UK chief executive Mark Roomans is a senior industry leader whose career has been largely devoted to helping the investment world harness the power of data to create better solutions. Good data has always given fund managers their edge, driving better decision-making […]

David Moffat
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The Big Interview: Platform tech boss: ‘Platforms have radically changed the industry but they haven’t made any money’

DST executive director David Moffat on more advisers becoming platform providers and why the industry is heading back to the future As a wave of platforms announce their intention to list publicly, many have speculated about the future shape of the market. The platforms listing have all sought to challenge conventional market models. Initial public […]

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The Big Interview: Ex-Skandia boss Peter Mann on why humans will beat artificial intelligence

Financial services veteran Peter Mann famously reserved a chair at board meetings to represent the client, his view being the only thing that really matters is whether they have been served. Although he winces at being described as client-centric, the ex-Skandia chief executive and Old Mutual Wealth vice chairman’s focus on the customer extends to […]

Tech investment could pay off for Ascentric

In this week’s platform focus, we turn our attention to Royal London’s Ascentric. Of the 23 platforms we track, it is the 11th-largest in the UK by assets under administration, with £9.6bn as at 30 June. The platform’s AUA growth has been slightly behind the market average but this appears to be due to greater […]