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Platforum head of intermediary research Miranda Seath

Powering the platforms: Bravura’s global ambition

This week we are changing tack slightly to look under the bonnet at the technology providers that power the major adviser platforms, starting with Bravura. While many adviser platforms are opting to move from proprietary to outsourced technology, we are agnostic on whether they should keep technology in-house or outsource. While this series will see […]

How the industry can build on the foundations of Seven Families

The ground-breaking Seven Families initiative winds down at the end of this month. Since launch in 2014 the campaign has illustrated the reasons people need income protection through real life stories of families who did not have sufficient cover when they lost an income through illness or accident. The families received a year’s worth of […]

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L&G eases Brexit discount on UK property fund

LGIM has increased its fair value pricing adjustment on its £2.3bn UK property fund 5 per cent as conditions in the sector show signs of stabilising after the Brexit vote. The L&G UK Property fund now has fair value pricing of negative 10 per cent, compared to the negative 15 per cent it introduced in […]

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Economic forecasts slashed in wake of Leave vote

Economists have cut their UK GDP growth forecasts and predict interest rates will halve in the wake of the UK vote to leave the European Union. Yesterday’s referendum resulted in 52 per cent of voters favouring a Brexit that will end the UK’s 43-year membership of the EU. IHS has cut its GDP growth forecasts to […]

UK Equity Income

Martin Cholwill considers how Brexit is weighing on the UK market. He explores how recent political developments could impact longer-term economic trends and ultimately UK equity investors, outlining the approach he is taking in this uncertain environment. Read more here Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The value of investments and the […]

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