Category Archives: Investments

CONSUMERS HAVE THEIR SAY ABOUT PLATFORMS

Weighing in at 91 pages and backed by a study of more than 3,000 platform users, the consumer research element of the FCA’s Investment Platforms Market Study (IPMS[1]) is a heavyweight. And while it doesn’t land many blows or produce […]

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 […]

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 […]

Our thoughts on the Standard Life / Phoenix announcement

Well, now. This has been a tricky one. Standard Life Aberdeen’s disposal of its life business to Phoenix, king of the zombie insurers, took me by surprise and to be honest I’m still working out what I think about it […]