Conviction when headlines are negative

Daniel Nicholas, Product Manager of the Harris Associates Global Concentrated Equity Fund, discusses the main challenges and issues facing global equity investors in 2016.



Too big to fail: Is platform tech about to crumble?

The limited number of technology providers dominating the platform market have raised difficult questions over whether the firms powering platforms are becoming “too big to fail”. Figures from Platforum show 84 per cent of platform assets are expected to be held on platforms backed by just four technology firms by the end of 2018. Last […]


Aegon: Lifetime Isa could reverse pensions progress

Aegon has warned the Lifetime Isa risks “muddying the waters” on retirement savings and could wipe out earlier gains made on encouraging consumers to pay into a pension. UK chief executive Adrian Grace says over the last couple of years the pensions industry has been driven by coping with regulatory and policy change like auto-enrolment, […]

David Tiller: Why we bought Elevate

We thought long and hard before bidding for Elevate, so it was surprising when I was told by a well-known industry figure “they knew” Standard Life would buy Elevate. This made me reflect, “was it really that obvious?” At the helicopter level, perhaps so. After all, Standard Life is a well-capitalised business with the cash […]


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