Author Archives: effortless

THE TOP CLASS WEDNESDAY UPDATE ALWAYS STATES ITS VALUE

It is a truth universally acknowledged that I know absolutely hee-haw about football. Not only don’t I know anything about it, such is my fear of hypermasculine conversations about it that I’ve been known to offer to go to the […]

THE TOP CLASS WEDNESDAY UPDATE SAYS IT’S A DEAL, IT’S A STEAL

You know that bit in Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels where Dog’s crew are ripping off Snow White and the Three Little Chemists, and they’re defending themselves with an air rifle and as the second guy in the crew […]

SECCL TAKES UP RESIDENCE IN OCTOPUS’S GARDEN; SHADE STATUS UNCLEAR

A few quick thoughts on the announcement from Octopus today that it will acquire Seccl for £10m subject to regulatory approval. Normally I’d do these in the Wednesday Update, but it’s Thursday today and it’s only just been announced. Why […]

Assess THIS: our thoughts on the FCA’s Asset Management Market Study paper PS18/08

Today is a significant day for asset management in the UK. The Asset Management Market Study has taken a big step towards its conclusion with the publication of the first set of final rules, addressing most of the main issues […]

STAT ATTACK! The lang cat’s Q4 2017 advised platform market scorecard is out now.

Terry Huddart summarises the lang cat’s findings from the new edition of its advised Platform Market Scorecard A massive period of disruption is underway in the UK advised platform sector, affecting, by our estimate, £464bn (89%) of AUA. By disruption […]