Tag Archives: wrap

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 […]

WHAT NO LISA?

The lang cat’s Platform Market Scorecard was released to subscribers last week. You can read more about it here, but we want to take you through a couple of findings from this quarter’s smorgasbord. In each quarter, we take a […]

WHAT NO LISA?

The lang cat’s Platform Market Scorecard was released to subscribers last week. You can read more about it here, but we want to take you through a couple of findings from this quarter’s smorgasbord. In each quarter, we take a […]

3 into 1 does go – Raymond James mixes it up

Hello, hello, hot, isn’t it? Well, it is today; where today is the day I’m writing this, which is not necessarily the day you’re reading it. Such is the nature of producing stuff on the online internet superhighway; you can […]

Race to the midriff – Transact cuts its charges

Here we go, been a while since someone monkeyed around with their charges. The lang cat patented Recursive Pricing Engine (with integrated Turing Guessing Module) was getting a bit dusty, so this is just the thing. Now, Transact. The grandaddy […]

Caught in a ZIP – first look & pricing analysis at Zurich Wrap

So at the Scottish IFP conference yesterday (which was excellent) I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at Zurich’s new retail platform (the Zurich Intermediary Platform or ZIP – I’m not kidding, you can imagine the forthcoming ad […]

the lang cat Guide To Platform Pricing – now live

So today the lang cat launches its very first commercially available market analysis report. Its title is ‘You want how much?’ and the subject, predictably, is platform pricing. We’re pretty excited about it. You can get a sneakypeeky here (just […]

Fashionably late – Skandia joins the transparency gang

There was SIMPLY NO WAY that I’d be able to let this go by. What a day for Skandia, and what a triumph of news management. With UK inflows on SIS dropping 40% and a reminder in the analyst statements […]

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 […]