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Saxo Bank partners with Lufax

Saxo Bank partners with Lufax

Tue, 24/05/2016 - 16:19

Saxo Bank has agreed a new white label partnership with Cina-based internet finance company Lufax. The partnership, expected to launch within the next three months, will see Lufax leverage the trading technology that underpins SaxoTraderGO, providing Lufax's client base with a seamless experience across mobile and desktop platforms, including complete functionality across the trade cycle - from pre-trade, execution and post-trade services for ETFs and cash stocks initially. »

Robo-advisors target HNWIs through innovative business models

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 09:35

The wealth management industry is showing signs of opening up to digitisation with the advent of robo-advisors. Ken Research’s latest publication – “Robo-Advisors: Mapping the Competitive Landscape” – aims at clarifying the differences between various automated investment platforms.  »

Keeney Financial Group transitions to Triad Advisors Broker-Dealer and Hybrid RIA Platform

Wed, 18/05/2016 - 09:00

Keeney Financial Group has moved onto the Triad Advisors broker-dealer and hybrid RIA multi-custodial platform, bringing USD350 million in client assets, as of March 2016, which is evenly split between fee-based advisory and brokerage accounts.  »

UBS and SigFig form strategic alliance for wealth management technology development

Tue, 17/05/2016 - 09:01

UBS Wealth Management Americas (WMA), and SigFig, an independent San-Francisco-based wealth management technology company, have agreed to form a strategic alliance to develop financial technology for UBS WMA, its financial advisors and their clients. »

Online brokerage Questrade adopts Broadridge FXL to streamline post-trade operations

Fri, 13/05/2016 - 00:24

Questrade, an online retail brokerage based in Canada, has adopted Broadridge’s end-to-end foreign exchange and liquidity solution, Broadridge FX and Liquidity (FXL). »

Censeo to use RiskFirst’s PFaroe

Censeo to use RiskFirst’s PFaroe

Wed, 04/05/2016 - 15:13

UK-based Censeo Actuaries & Consultants has adopted RiskFirst’s PFaroe to enhance its defined benefit (DB) pension clients’ understanding and implementation of integrated risk management.  »

Lowes welcomes North East Independent Financial Services clients and director

Lowes welcomes North East Independent Financial Services clients and director

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 10:10

North East Independent Financial Services, founded by Jennifer Morris almost 19  years ago, is joining Newcastle-based Lowes Financial Management.  »

Julius Baer makes changes to Front Office management in UK and Ireland

Julius Baer makes changes to Front Office management in UK and Ireland

Thu, 28/04/2016 - 09:58

Julius Baer Front Office in the UK and Ireland will now be headed by Massimo Hilber (pictured) who has been Head of Relationship since 2014. Prior to this he held senior executive roles in Asia and Switzerland.   »

Emaar showcases Dubai properties at Harrods

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 16:10

Dubai-based property developer Emaar Properties, developer and builder of the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, is showcasing its development projects at Harrods in London. »

Hargreaves Lansdown goes live with Calastone Settlement Service

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 09:52

Hargreaves Lansdown has gone live with Calastone Settlements, the only commercial settlement system designed specifically for the funds industry, automating the reconciliation and settlement process of investment funds.   »

Docupace now independent from RCS Capital

Docupace now independent from RCS Capital

Thu, 21/04/2016 - 09:10

Docupace Technologies, a financial services sector digital compliance and cyber security company, is now independent from RCS Capital Corporation. »

BlackRock closes transfer of USD80bn of client assets from BofA Global Capital Management

BlackRock closes transfer of USD80bn of client assets from BofA Global Capital Management

Tue, 19/04/2016 - 16:14

BlackRock and Bank of America’s asset management business, BofA Global Capital Management, have completed a transaction transferring investment management responsibilities of approximately USD80 billion of AUM currently managed by BofA Global Capital Management to BlackRock.  »

CONCERT Global expands alternative investments offering via alliance with iCapital Network

CONCERT Global expands alternative investments offering via alliance with iCapital Network

Fri, 15/04/2016 - 16:24

CONCERT Global, a Silicon Valley-based advisory technology firm, has formed an alliance with iCapital Network to deliver a complete alternative investments solution to CONCERT’s growing network of independent advisors and broker/dealers. »

New tax reliefs for P2P lending could give individual investors a boost

New tax reliefs for P2P lending could give individual investors a boost

Thu, 14/04/2016 - 09:46

Measures introduced in the latest Finance Bill 2016 to offer tax relief on Peer To Peer (P2P) loans are a welcome move that could give individual investors higher returns on their savings, according to  London Chartered Accountants Blick Rothenberg. »

PMI welcomes Government’s ambition to improve financial guidance

PMI welcomes Government’s ambition to improve financial guidance

Thu, 14/04/2016 - 09:40

The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has welcomed the UK Government’s initiative to rationalise and improve the channels through which financial guidance is to be given to the general public. »

Emerald Asset Management and Lend Academy Investments for strategic partnership

Emerald Asset Management and Lend Academy Investments for strategic partnership

Tue, 12/04/2016 - 09:31

Emerald Asset Management and Lend Academy Investments have announced a strategic partnership to develop an investment management business to be focused on opportunities in the marketplace lending industry.  »

Succession Group formally opens flagship client servicing hub in Salisbury

Succession Group formally opens flagship client servicing hub in Salisbury

Fri, 08/04/2016 - 10:01

Fifteen new jobs have been created in Salisbury as wealth planning specialist Succession Group formally opens its fifth flagship client servicing hub.   »

Bedell Trust announces MBO

Bedell Trust announces MBO

Thu, 07/04/2016 - 09:51

Bedell Trust has announced a management buyout (MBO) of its business for an undisclosed sum.  The MBO is backed by Inflexion, a leading independent private equity firm, which has over 15 years' experience of partnering with major businesses. »

St James's Place Academy sponsors prizes for academic excellence in Accounting at the LSE

St James's Place Academy sponsors prizes for academic excellence in Accounting at the LSE

Wed, 06/04/2016 - 10:24

In a move to extend the activities and reach of its acclaimed and industry-leading training programme, the St. James's Place Academy has joined forces with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) to launch the St James's Place Prize in Accounting. »

Japanese online broker Monex adopts Broadridge processing solution

Japanese online broker Monex adopts Broadridge processing solution

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 16:29

Monex, one of Japan’s largest online trading brokers, has chosen Broadridge Financial Solutions to support its Japanese equity and investment trust processing business.  »

Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management and Credit Suisse Asset Management form strategic partnership

Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management and Credit Suisse Asset Management form strategic partnership

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 09:57

Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management in Canada and Credit Suisse Asset Management (CSAM) have entered into a strategic partnership where Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management will provide high net worth investors with unique investment tools and exclusive access to the CSAM Capital Discipline Strategies in Canada.  »

Intelliflo announces details of its PFP Simplified Advice service

Intelliflo announces details of its PFP Simplified Advice service

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 09:45

Adviser management software provider, Intelliflo, has announced details of the Simplified Investment Advice service targeted to launch this summer to clients of advisers using the Intelligent Office (iO) Personal Finance Portal (PFP).   »

BMO Global Asset Management joins Responsible Investment Association

BMO Global Asset Management joins Responsible Investment Association

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 09:20

BMO Global Asset Management has joined the Responsible Investment Association, which focuses on the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into the selection and management of investments.  »

Saxon Securities to offer FDIC-insured brokered CD portfolios on Envestnet platform

Saxon Securities to offer FDIC-insured brokered CD portfolios on Envestnet platform

Fri, 01/04/2016 - 10:02

Saxon Securities, a platform provider of separately managed account FDIC-Insured brokered certificates of deposit (CDs) investment management services for Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs), is to offer its product on the Envestnet platform.  »

Bordier & Cie signs five-year contract extension with SEI Wealth Platform

Bordier & Cie signs five-year contract extension with SEI Wealth Platform

Thu, 31/03/2016 - 10:26

SEI UK Private Banking has announced that it has extended its contract for a further five years with the UK Wealth Management firm Bordier & Cie (UK) PLC. The new agreement will extend the successful relationship between the two companies until at least 2022. »

Advisors Asset Management forms strategic partnership with Rothschild Asset Management

Advisors Asset Management forms strategic partnership with Rothschild Asset Management

Thu, 31/03/2016 - 10:24

Advisors Asset Management (AAM) has formed a strategic partnership with Rothschild Asset Management, the US asset management business of Rothschild&Co (Rothschild).  »

Principal Global Investors selects Eagle solution to support global IBOR

Principal Global Investors selects Eagle solution to support global IBOR

Thu, 31/03/2016 - 09:27

Principal Global Investors (PGI), the asset management arm of the Principal Financial Group, has selected Eagle Investment Systems to provide a portfolio accounting solution hosted on Eagle ACCESS, to implement an investment book of record (IBOR). »

Non-UK domiciles with overseas assets left in limbo following the Budget

Non-UK domiciles with overseas assets left in limbo following the Budget

Wed, 30/03/2016 - 17:00

Changes potentially due to come in on 6 April 2017 could mean some non-UK domiciles may no longer need to rush to sell their overseas assets before they become deemed UK domiciled, and others may be thousands of pounds better off if they hold onto overseas assets until after they become deemed UK domiciled.  »

Albion Ventures announces early GBP36 million fundraising close after soaring demand

Albion Ventures announces early GBP36 million fundraising close after soaring demand

Wed, 30/03/2016 - 16:53

UK venture capital investor Albion Ventures has held the early close of the Albion VCTs Prospectus Top Up Offers after raising GBP36 million across its six venture capital trusts.  »

Stamp duty increase reinforces case for charity investors to invest in stamp-exempt funds

Stamp duty increase reinforces case for charity investors to invest in stamp-exempt funds

Mon, 28/03/2016 - 12:44

The announcement in last week’s Budget that the top rate of stamp duty on commercial property would increase from 4 per cent to 5 per cent was not unwelcome for all investors.  »

features

Awards

Wealth Adviser Awards 2016

Wealth Adviser Awards 2016

Tue, 24/05/2016 - 09:14

Profile

Simon Ruthers

Tax motivated investments gain traction

Wed, 18/05/2016 - 09:14

Interview

Special Reports

Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2016

Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2016

Thu, 24/03/2016 - 10:12

In Focus

Howie Li

ETFs under the microscope

Wed, 10/02/2016 - 13:01

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