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Robo-firm mulls advice expansion

Digital wealth manager Moneyfarm is exploring opportunities to extend its advisory powers in an attempt to boost profitability. Speaking to Money Marketing, Moneyfarm chief investment officer Richard Flax says the firm is discussing ways to deliver more “scalable advice” with a mix of face-to-face advice and technology by getting full advice permissions. Flax says: “We […]

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Advisers are wrong to break away from bonds

They say politics is more determined by negative drivers than positive. Clown-like or otherwise, Donald Trump, Nigel Farage et al are anti-politicians who embody many of the characteristics that people feel are absent from their mainstream rivals. There has been a clear pendulum swing away from mainstream political institutions as wider disillusionment with the establishment […]

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Capita prepares for FCA fine over Connaught role

The regulator has said it “is minded to seek a financial penalty” against Capita Financial Management Capita has set aside £37m after the FCA indicated it could fine the company over its connection to the collapsed Connaught Income Series 1 fund. Capita Financial Managers was the operator of the fund until 2009. The fund went […]

Columbia Threadneedle hints at post-Brexit fund range plans

Columbia Threadneedle Investments has said it will replicate its multi-asset and managed fund ranges in Europe in preparation for Brexit. After the EU referendum last year, the global asset manager said it would look to expand its operations in Europe. The firm already has a presence in Luxembourg and a range of Sicav funds. Newly-appointed […]

#DeleteFacebook? The data-mining fallout

Ali Unwin, Chief Technology Officer Ali Unwin explains the ongoing data-mining fallout that has engulfed Facebook in recent weeks, highlighting the implications for tech companies and the two biggest risks for the social media giant. View the video here Important Information Investment risks  This Fund may have a high volatility rating and past performance is […]

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