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Advisers urged to consider platform financial strength

Understanding the financial strength of platforms is crucial for advisers but is a “minefield” due to the opaqueness of the financial structures and holding companies behind the platforms themselves. That is the view of consultancy the Lang Cat, which has reviewed the financial strength of the advised platform market in its quarterly Platform Market Scorecard. […]

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Trade body calls for suspension of Priips KIDs

An investment trade body has called for the new key information documents to be suspended calling them “systematically flawed” because of their reliance on past performance as a basis for future projections. The Association of Investment Companies also wants the Treasury select committee to launch an enquiry into KIDs because of what it sees as […]

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition

Paul Fidell, Head of Business Development (Investments), writes about one of the primary challenges for those involved in estate planning. He looks at dealing with investment uncertainty in these low growth, low inflation but still volatile investment conditions. Protection of capital, to leave something for beneficiaries, is a fundamental objective of many people’s plans for […]

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