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Nike’s digital transformation

Tech disruption is ripping apart industries and creating all sorts of issues for incumbents. Once rent seeking companies now have to deal with well-funded challenger competitors that are intent on dismantling the status quo enabled by new technology. However, across our investment universe some companies are responding by pivoting their business model and making innovation a key focus. Nike is one such company intent on convergence with leading tech companies. Traditionally a wholesale company, Nike is using digital innovation to not only sell direct to the consumer leading to better pricing power, but also using unique insights to redefine the concept of supply chain optimisation.

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Adviser criticism leads to Pru backtracking on drawdown change

Prudential has reversed its decision to stop clients from being able to enter income drawdown through its Flexible Retirement Plan. In July Money Marketing revealed the provider was closing the product to new business and had written to clients and advisers to inform them of the change. At that time, Prudential said it would stop […]


Financial Planning Week: How advisers can get involved

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