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Global wealth manager survey from bfinance finds significant changes

Global wealth manager survey from bfinance finds significant changes

A new survey from independent investment consultancy, bfinance, has identified significant changes in wealth managers’ investment capabilities and practices. Firms are innovating too as they fight to maintain market share and profitability in an era of fee compression and new tech-based competition, the firm says.

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Are Covid economics here to stay?

Are Covid economics here to stay?

For a fleeting moment normality seems to have returned to our everyday lives, even if it will be some time until we can really consider the Covid-19 pandemic to be over. Nicky Maan, CEO of Spectrum Markets explores the medium and long-term trends against the background of the potentially fragile recovery.

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How COVID-19 accelerated the convergence of health and wealth

How COVID-19 accelerated the convergence of health and wealth

Nigel Brook-Walters, European head of wealth & advisory for SEI’s Asset Management Distribution team writes that as advisers consider a post-pandemic paradigm, they have begun to place a greater emphasis on the inherent connection between health and wealth. This focus parallels a tectonic shift in which individuals have progressively become more responsible for funding their own retirements. 

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The rise of the crypto-asset: practical advice for trustees

The rise of the crypto-asset: practical advice for trustees

By David Cooney (pictured), Group Partner, Collas Crill – There are thousands of crypto-assets (or cryptocurrencies, as they are also known) in existence, the most established being bitcoin. There is no single definition of  crypto-assets, but it can be broadly defined as a digital ticket which exists on a virtual ledger with decentralised control. Most forms of cryptocurrency use a private-public key. The public key is used to send cryptocurrency and the private key is used to access those funds.