Category Archives: marketing flimflam

Unbundling and the Big Three

Well now, I was never going to be able to resist this. 2 April 2012 was the day that the first of the Big Three fund supermarkets got their act together and launched into the unbundled space. Fidelity FundsNetwork were […]

Go where the risk is

So I just had a good chat with the entirely excellent Jun at Citywire about the FSA’s concerns on single platform usage, conflicts of interest, nasty letters and all that kind of thing. Also today, I read about FundsNetwork reanimating […]

Don’t take us for idiots

In an earlier post, I had a bit of a go in an open letter at direct-to-customer platform giant Hargreaves Lansdown over their charging structure. Lots of people seemed to agree, and I’m pleased to say that…it’s made not the […]

Don’t take us for idiots

In an earlier post, I had a bit of a go in an open letter at direct-to-customer platform giant Hargreaves Lansdown over their charging structure. Lots of people seemed to agree, and I’m pleased to say that…it’s made not the […]

An open letter to Hargreaves Lansdown

Dear HL Unlike many others in my sector, I’m a big fan of yours. I’m such a big fan that I’m a client – there, I’ve said it. And yes, I hold L&G and HSBC passive funds in my portfolio […]

Cofunds get their transparency on

So I had the pleasure of attending the Cofunds’ relaunch / refresh / briefing today, wherein Martin, Verona and the gang told us about their plans for unbundling and changing the Cofunds proposition over the next year or so. I’ve […]

Cofunds get their transparency on

So I had the pleasure of attending the Cofunds’ relaunch / refresh / briefing today, wherein Martin, Verona and the gang told us about their plans for unbundling and changing the Cofunds proposition over the next year or so. I’ve […]

The irresistible decline of provider extranets?

Just a short post, inspired by a piece I saw recently from a platform user. His thing was that other than trading, he used very little of the reporting or client management functionality that his chosen platform bundled in (he […]

The irresistible decline of provider extranets?

Just a short post, inspired by a piece I saw recently from a platform user. His thing was that other than trading, he used very little of the reporting or client management functionality that his chosen platform bundled in (he […]

He Who Must Not Be Named (For Copyright Reasons) & The Curse Of The IMA Sectors

As the sprawling and increasingly desperate Franchise That Would Not Die limps towards its close, I find myself pondering the power of naming. As any fule or fan of the spotty wizard kno, naming something gives you power over it, […]