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Point of sale wealth management software launch

Technology provider 1st Software is launching poitn of sale wealth management software iTrak for intermediaries.

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Feeling the punch

Increasingly, I find myself wondering how on earth we ever get any business done.If it isn&#39t regulatory hurdles that disrupt the previously smooth flow of business, then it is product providers tying themselves up in knots as they strive to demonstrate super-compliance with the afore-mentioned hurdle-makers. Do you need an answer to a quick question […]

&#39£8bn in underperforming funds&#39

Hargreaves Lansdown has highlighted underperform-ance of Scottish Equitable pension funds in a wide-ranging review of the sector. The report, Income-reducing Pension Funds, covers managed and UK equity funds. It reveals that two Scottish Equitable funds – the UK equities pension fund and the mixed pension fund – measured over one, three, five and 10 years […]

In Partnership sets target of 1,000 advisers

IFA In Partnership is looking to raise cash to help it double adviser numbers to 1,000 by the end of next year. The network has 500 advisers but wants to have 750 by the middle of next year and 1,000 by the end of next year, In Partnership plans to float the company in the […]

State of the markets: UK equity income

Artemis Income Fund manager Nick Shenton discusses the state of the UK equity income market with journalist Alexis Xydias. With the first three months of 2015 showing strong returns for both the Artemis Income Fund and UK markets generally, Nick Shenton discusses the fund’s top contributors – including overseas holdings Novartis and Bayer – and […]

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