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Royal London has posted a 56 per cent increase in new business to £2.1bn in the first quarter of 2016 as gross sales through platform Ascentric dropped 9 per cent. Overall funds under management rose 4 per cent from £84.5bn at 31 December 2015 to £87.9bn at 31 March 2016. Group pensions sales increased by […]
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 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, […]
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 […]
Matt Shafer, head of international distribution at Natixis Global Asset Management, tells Ignites Europe how he sees distribution changing in different European markets. Read the full article here:
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