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GBST: There’s no room for start-ups in platform tech game

Established tech firms with deep pockets will win the race to support new platform business as challengers enter the market, crowding out fintech start-ups. That is the view of GBST, whose software sits behind adviser platforms Novia, AJ Bell, Aegon and Alliance Trust Savings, as well as the newly launched Vitality Invest platform. As two […]

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MP tables motion to thank British Steel financial advisers

Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Lloyd has tabled an Early Day Motion in parliament to thank advisers who assisted Port Talbot-based steelworkers disadvantaged in the British Steel pension saga. Lloyd, the Liberal Democrat MP for Eastbourne tabled the motion this week as the party’s frontbench spokesman for work and pensions. Henry Tapper: ‘We’ve really made a […]

Platform tech firm boosts European footprint

The technology provider behind the Old Mutual Wealth and Aviva platforms has expanded its presence in Europe by buying a German platform. FNZ, which also sits behind the Standard Life Wrap, Elevate and Zurich platforms, has bought platform Ebase from Comdirect Bank. According to Platforum, Ebase is the fourth largest platform for advisers in Germany. […]

Desert island reading: An investment team’s perspective

As investors head off for their holidays, our team recommends beach reads to help you reframe the uncertain global environment and look at today’s problems in new ways. We hope there’s a title for every taste, covering topics including investment, leadership, technology, economics, the lessons of history and sport. We hope you enjoy our selection.

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The lucky ones

By Denise Wond, Marketing Relationship Manager, Royal London Do you consider yourself lucky? I don’t; I never seem to win a prize in the raffle, if there’s a cancelled train it’s usually the one I’m meant to be on and don’t start me on last year’s holiday. On the other hand, when I think about […]

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