Author Archives: Mark Polson

THE TOP CLASS WEDNESDAY UPDATE COULD TAKE SUNAK IN A SQUARE GO, EASY

Yeah, OK so he’s got our entire economic future held in his Coke-addicted (as opposed to coke-addicted, let’s make that clear) hands, but has he got 500 words on MiFID II negative target market definition and disconnects in MI between […]

THE TOP CLASS WEDNESDAY UPDATE SAYS IT’S ALL IN THE MIND

Hello, hello, me again. Sorry for breaching your inboxes yesterday in an unexpected fashion and thanks to all who dropped a note to say you’d voted for Steve for Professional Adviser’s Personality of the Year. Double thanks to those of […]

THE TOP CLASS WEDNESDAY UPDATE IS SORRY YOU FEEL THAT WAY

Non-apologies are great, aren’t they? As a rhetorical device they’re hard to beat. At one stroke you can say you’ve apologised, and your interlocutor is left sputtering about how that wasn’t a proper apology, which in turn lets you come […]

THE TOP CLASS WEDNESDAY UPDATE IS NOTHING IF NOT PREDICTABLE

Some people just don’t want to go messing about with irony. After the excitement of James Hay’s announcement that it plans to assimilate Nucleus, I popped onto the Twitter and hilariously asked if anyone had any thoughts on what I […]

TEN THINGS WE LEARNED FROM STATE OF THE ADVISER NATION 2018. NUMBER 7 WILL DRIVE YOU WILD!

So, it’s my second to last working day before paternity leave starts and I’m ticking off items on the to-do list faster than an [insert witty metaphor here that I’m too busy to think of]. Our second annual State of […]

THE TOP CLASS WEDNESDAY UPDATE ASKS FOR HELP WHEN IT NEEDS IT

Well hello there. Mr Barrett has kindly passed on the metaphorical baton to cover for the gaffer, who is currently enjoying his well-earned-I’m-sure summer hols. Big shoes to fill. Mind you, a few months back I spoke at a thing and some unnamed […]

10 things we’ve just learned about the platform market

The best thing about articles like this is that it frees the writer from the shackles of attempting to write a coherent, well-thought through narrative. Research has shown that 98.4% of readers will just skip right to the list, meaning […]

ALL ABOARD THE HEATMAPS. EMBARK COMES TO MARKET.

Righto, two things. (1) Iâ’ve given myself half an hour to race through this and (2) I’m very sorry about the pun. Terry’s idea. With both of these in mind, let’s move swiftly on. Embark finally announced its long-awaited charging […]