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Andy Bell: Three big platform themes for 2018

Following a period of platform consolidation in 2017, advisers will need to keep an eye on three key areas in the market next year. 1. Replatforming disruption According to the latest report from Finalytiq, there is £220bn in platform assets that will be subject to a replatforming project next year, at a combined cost of […]

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FCA probes four top fund firms over competition breaches

The FCA is investigating four asset management firms over allegations they have broken competition law in the first case of its kind. Artemis Investment Management, Hargreave Hale, Newton Investment Management and River & Mercantile Asset Management are said to have shared information relating to one or two IPOs and one placing, shortly before the share […]

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DB pension deficits rise £40bn

The combined deficit of defined benefit pension schemes reached £450bn at the end of November, according to research from PwC. The accountancy giant’s Skyval Index reveals the deficit of these funds climbed £40bn from the previous month. The Skyval Index provides an outlook of around 5,800 DB pension funds across the UK. It estimates that […]

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Generation Rent

We’ve heard a great deal about Generation Rent in recent years but what does it actually mean for consumers and advisers and has the face of the typical renter changed? The picture is certainly more diverse than it used to be

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