By Mark Corby, Product Manager at intelliflo – With the continued economic uncertainty brought about by the pandemic, there’s never been a more important time for financial advice. I look at how we can widen access to financial advice and encourage greater engagement with financial planning.
Two-time world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is looking to deliver a knockout blow in the NFT space with the launch of a premium collection of items including playing cards and memorabilia.
Adoption of new technology supports strong valuations for financial advisory firms, but poses significant future risk too
By Sean Page, Partner at Locke Lord – Technology was already an essential tool for the UK’s financial advisory community, but the pandemic has forced advisers to further embrace such innovation as a central way to interact with clients. This in turn has meant firms’ compliance functions have had to get up to speed quickly in order to support the front office.
By Alasdair McKinnon, Manager, The Scottish Investment Trust – Spring is a time of renewal and recovery. With vaccination programmes well underway and the outlook for the economy improving, we at The Scottish have been paying particular attention to ‘reopening’ stocks – those poised to benefit from a return to economic normality. A spring clean of our portfolio included many such investments.
By Iain Mason (pictured) – Managing Director, VG – Brexit was reported as an unpleasant shock for the Channel Islands’ trust industry, with concerns jurisdictions may find themselves caught between a transparency rock and a privacy hard place.
By William Rudebeck (pictured), Co-Founder and CEO of BITE Investments — Despite our unprecedented times and market volatility, the private equity market is experiencing steady growth. According to GlobalData’s proprietary forecast, global private equity assets under management (AUM) reached USD4.5 trillion in 2019. As of December 2020, they were estimated to be USD4.7 trillion.
Investors searching for stronger returns are turning to Far East Asia, according to the latest Investment Forces research from Charles Schwab UK.
A year on since the UK was first placed in full national lockdown, advisers report an increase in clients, acceleration of technology adoption, greater efficiencies, and more confidence in growth for 2021, according to new research from intelliflo’s second annual Advisory Business Impact Poll.
With the popularity of pension funds dwindling, many Europeans, especially younger ones, have taken up investing during the pandemic as a way to secure their retirement and accumulate additional funds.
Jordan Waldrep (pictured), Principal and CIO of TrueMark writes that last year, the Environmental, Social, and Governance investing space, or ESG, saw some of the fastest inflows of any area in the ETF universe.
Tax allowances ‘only going to get worse’ as thresholds decrease by 11 per cent in last decade, says Quilter
Research by Quilter has found that over the past decade, the main tax allowances and thresholds have decreased by an average of 11 per cent.
James McManus, Chief Investment Officer at Nutmeg, comments on the FCA’s research paper on younger investors taking on big financial risks.