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Gender equality at senior levels in finance is only likely to be achieved through positive discrimination and quotas, according to a leading adviser firm. Sesame Bankhall Group executive chairman John Cowan believes that while there will be women who will not want to feel they are making up numbers, quotas will be necessary to achieve […]

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Abraham Okusanya: Advisers must go nowhere near platform costs

An awful lot of time is being dedicated to asking platforms to justify their existence, particularly in light of various botched re-platforming projects. But the point gets convoluted. Alongside those who question why certain platforms exist in the first place, there is debate around who they serve and how they should be paid for more […]

2016 Global Survey of Individual Investors: How is investor behaviour rewriting the job description for financial professionals?

Trapped between expectations for near double-digit returns and strong apprehensions about investing in persistently volatile markets, investors worldwide are of the opinion that professional financial advice is worth the fee. But even though they believe individuals who work with a financial professional are more likely to achieve their goals, investors have a clear vision of […]

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