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Property fund giants under pressure as Brexit hits sector

The £4.4bn M&G Property Portfolio fund has become the latest property fund to suspend trading as the Brexit vote is brought to bear on valuations for UK commercial property. M&G follows the halt in trading in the £2.7bn Standard Life Investments UK Real Estate fund and the £1.9bn Aviva Investors Property Trust. The announcements come […]

MoneyFarm boss on getting to robo-advice 2.0

MoneyFarm co-founder and chairman Paolo Galvani is pondering the “emotional implications” of the Brexit vote. That said, despite the surrounding state of uncertainty in the run-up, the Italian robo-advice firm had been prepared for a “leave” vote just four months on from the launch of its UK operations. “We had worked before the referendum on […]

FCA adviser levy falls to £73.7m

The FCA has confirmed its levy for advisers in 2016/17 will be £73.7m, a 1.6 per cent decrease on the prior year. The regulator published its policy statement on fees today, following a consultation in April. It also confirmed today a decrease in the cost of “ongoing regulatory activities” from £479m in 2015/16 to £471.4m […]

Chris Davies: Getting back in step with clients

Any behavioural scientist will tell you that if your body language mirrors a significant other for a period of time a subconscious bonding takes place that creates empathy and rapport. Why, then, does the financial services industry not take this into account, particularly when it comes to customer service proposition design? Our latest research testing the […]

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