The switch to digital solutions in the pensions sector will accelerate in 2021 putting pressure on firms relying on outdated legacy systems, SIPP provider iPensions Group believes.
Nearly six years on from the introduction of Pension Freedoms, new research has shown that older savers are sleepwalking into retirement and risk running out of all their Defined Contribution pension savings with a third of their retirement still ahead, meaning they could spend their final years reliant on the state pension.
Luma Financial Technologies (Luma), an US-based, independent, multi-issuer structured products platform, is launching into the European market with the opening of an office in Switzerland.
Digitally savvy Brits are the biggest users of tech in Europe, yet they crave more digital means of managing their money, a major new report from investment platform eToro and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) has revealed.
The inaugural BlackRock Global Family Office Survey of 185 Family Offices globally, has revealed that despite recent market turbulence and a challenging economic outlook, only 23 per cent of Family Offices intend to make material changes to their asset allocation, largely due to their long-term investment horizon.
By Paul Fairbairn, partner at Cripps Pemberton Greenish – Many commentators and market participants are, in large part due to the Covid-19 pandemic, eagerly trying to predict the government’s next move to hike taxes that would recoup the money lost through necessary initiatives like the furlough support scheme.
RiskMutation: How ACA Compliance Group is spearheading the operational response to evolving business risks following Covid-19
Business disruption, cybersecurity challenges and greater compliance burdens have long been acknowledged as being among the foremost operational challenges facing the hedge fund, private equity and investment management industries.
Mirror, mirror on the wall: Asset managers must look within themselves to find operational dividends
By David Higgins, Managing Director of Citisoft's UK Practice – It was only two years ago that the news agenda was dominated by 2008 financial crisis anniversary stories, dissecting the lessons that were learned and discussing how far the financial services industry has changed in the intervening years. And yet, in the asset management sector, some of the key learnings were laid to one side more recently. This has been particularly acute from a business strategy perspective.
ESG funds have outperformed their peers across major equity markets in 2020, delivering near double the returns of non-ESG mandates in the IA Global sector, Willis Owen’s inaugural annual ESG review reveals.
Jersey Finance latest white paper and survey of wealth management professionals and experts, reveal that Asia’s wealth management community is not yet ready to adapt its products, solutions and services to cater to the needs and expectations of the younger ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) generation.
UK savers prioritised diversification in October, as Global (equity) and Global Bonds became the top two best-selling IA sectors respectively, according to the latest figures published by the Investment Association (IA).
Wealth manager Quilter has approved five additional digital signature software providers for use by UK financial advisers.