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Hello Fundment!

During the 2010s, several commentators were fond of sayings things like ‘within five years, there will only be four or five adviser platforms’. Their fantasy was that the behemoths would hoover up the smaller, generally start-up-based, platforms, thus preserving the […]

THE TOP CLASS WEDNESDAY UPDATE JUST WANTS ITS MONEY BACK

Over the last year, the TCWU has become as much a public service as a fascinating, erudite, entertaining and above all indispensable companion to your hoisin duck wrap or whatever on a Wednesday lunchtime. This is objectively true; inasmuch as […]

THE TOP CLASS WEDNESDAY UPDATE ISN’T WINDING DOWN

So here we are, siblings. Crunch time. In 48 hours we will know what our immediate futures hold. Will it be shame, and regret for what we’ve just done and the dishonour we have brought on ourselves and our forebears? […]

THE TOP CLASS WEDNESDAY UPDATE JUST WANTS EVERYONE TO PLAY NICELY

So I was at the Schroders Platform of the Year Awards last night, in which this sector of the industry proves each year that there really is no such thing as austerity. Good times. Anyway, it was a fun night, […]

THE TOP CLASS WEDNESDAY UPDATE RESUMES NORMAL SERVICE WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT

Hello again, it’s me back from a month away, and I’m disturbed to see that you all kept reading and engaging with the Top Class Wednesday Update at normal levels while I was away. How am I meant to promote […]

THE TOP CLASS WEDNESDAY UPDATE WILL FAN THE MOONBEAMS FROM YOUR SLEEPING EYES

Ah, siblings, it isn’t long until the summer solstice, when all right-thinking financial planners free themselves from the shackles of capacity for loss, centralised investment propositions, RMAR returns, PI excesses and primary platform relationships, strip down and go for a […]

THE TOP CLASS WEDNESDAY UPDATE SAYS ENOUGH TYPING ALREADY

Hello, have we all calmed down a bit now? I do hope so. It’s all been quite exhausting. It’s come to my attention (hi Tom) that I have broken a promise. More specifically, a promise about the Updates, and there’s […]