Phil Bray: How to improve your adviser blogs

We regularly see headlines pronouncing the death of blogging and promoting video, podcasts or other forms of content as an alternative. The irony, of course, is that those making the predictions are doing so in a blog. Nevertheless, the question remains valid: is blogging dead? I am confident it is not but its effectiveness will […]

Robo-adviser tries to poach UBS clients with fee deal

A new robo-adviser is looking to win over customers of  former competitor UBS SmartWealth with a discounted fee deal. UBS announced last week that its SmartWealth digital investment service would close to new clients and the technology sold to US robo-advisor SigFig. Tiller, a fresh entrant to the UK robo-advice market, is now trying to […]

Banks explore ways to signal staff misconduct early

Banks are looking into setting up an “early warning system” to spot serious misconduct by staff. According to The Telegraph, an independent review into behaviour at banks is exploring an industry-wide data system that could identify systemic misconduct before it causes too much damage. Former Institute of Directors director general Simon Walker is leading the […]

The investment clock

While Trump blazes blond in the political foreground, it’s easy to overlook the economic background to the new political dimension of 2017. Political risk will be a feature of the year: the unpredictable and untested Trump administration has already created uncertainty, which is unlikely to diminish, especially if protectionist rhetoric starts to outweigh promises of […]


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