There has been a matching extraordinary price increase in one of the most volatile investment asset classes: cryptocurrencies, and especially bitcoin. Here we consider four important questions for cryptocurrency investors and some of the fundamental legal and regulatory crypto issues.
By David Amaryan (pictured), Founder of Balchug Capital – The global Covid-19 pandemic cast a long shadow over 2020. But now 2021 promises to be a year of opportunities. Mass vaccinations, unprecedented fiscal and monetary stimuli, and record low interest rates – these and other factors all create an exceptionally hospitable environment for markets to thrive and will create significant investment opportunities for wealth advisers and their clients to exploit.
PIMFA, the trade association for wealth management, investment services and the investment and financial advice industry, is calling on the Government to take the opportunity offered by the completion of Brexit to reshape the regulatory environment for financial services in the UK.
Polling conducted by cryptocurrency platform TotemFi reveals that the confidence of the majority of retail investors (54 per cent) has been unaffected by recent market volatility.
Family offices in Europe are continuing to review their portfolios in response to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the latest issue of The Cerulli Edge – Global Edition.
Londoners are huge cryptocurrency fans, having bought more of the digital asset than any other region in the UK, according to a new national survey, while cautious Scots have bought the least.
Digital payments provider Skrill, part of the integrated payments platform Paysafe, has announced a new feature for its digital wallet that enables users to withdraw funds directly to a cryptocurrency address of their choice.
By Russell Andrews (pictured), Head of Solutions UK, Europe & Asia, Asset Management Distribution at SEI – Companies across the globe, both large and small, regularly go through strategic reviews to re-assess internal and external forces that influence core components of the business. Such components, including value proposition, operating model, market segmentation and revenue models, are reviewed in order to construct a strategy for success. Success could include new market entry, new products or services, M&A activity, rebranding, organic growth or as of late, the greater inclusion of technology in the proposition.
New analysis from Quilter has found that a person saving for a comfortable retirement could save over GBP140,000 by consolidating multiple pension pots into just one, representing enough for over four years of income for a comfortable retirement.
By Nick Eatock (pictured), CEO of Intelliflo – The start of a new year always feels like a good time to think about the future and where we’re headed. With that in mind, here are my thoughts on the technology themes that will impact financial advice in the next few years.
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.