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.
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.