Opinion

22 October 2017

Run your software like a company

Long lived product teams or transient project teams – which will you choose?

  • Opinion
  • Corporate & investment banking
  • Learning & organisation development
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28 June 2017

Commercial opportunities in MiFID II: A glib sign-off, or unexplored value for wealth firms?

MiFID II commentaries generally focus on the legislation itself, rather than the specific impacts to firms and solutions to address them.  These are our views on the benefits of a successful and thoughtful implementation approach. 

  • Opinion
  • Wealth management
  • Regulatory change, compliance & control
  • Wealth management & private banking
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21 March 2017

Should traditional asset managers look at Hedge Fund systems for use as an investment book of records?

For the past twenty years, there have been two very distinct markets for asset management systems: those designed to support traditional asset managers and those for hedge fund managers.

  • Opinion
  • Asset management
  • Asset management
  • Technology
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25 February 2017

GDPR : What should asset and wealth managers be doing to prepare?

On 25th May 2018 the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect in the UK and asset and wealth managers should be taking steps now to ensure they’re ready.

  • Opinion
  • Asset management
  • Wealth management
  • Asset management
  • Regulatory change, compliance & control
  • Wealth management & private banking
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29 November 2016

Compliant suitability: Still elusive, still urgent

The predominant responsibility of a wealth manager is to deliver suitable and appropriate advice to their clients.  Why then is the FCA, five years after making it a central aspect for review and guidelines, still finding fault with suitability? 

  • Opinion
  • Wealth management
  • Wealth management & private banking
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8 September 2016

Are we seeing fundamental change in how investment firms consider outsourcing?

Nearly three years on from the FCA’s Thematic Review of Outsourcing in the Asset Management Industry (TR 13/10, November 2013) are we seeing fundamental change in how investment firms consider outsourcing?

  • Opinion
  • Asset management
  • Asset management
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17 November 2015

Re-empowering the disenfranchised: at what cost?

It comes as no surprise and, indeed, has been recognised by many, including the FCA, that the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) has left a group of consumers bereft of access to financial advisers and therefore financial advice.

  • Opinion
  • Wealth management
  • Wealth management & private banking
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17 May 2015

Where next for the hard-pressed pension investor?

The latest budget sees another attack on the pension savers of middle England by dint of yet a further reduction in the lifetime allowance. On top of this, pension tax relief is also very much in the firing line. Different and radical proposals are emerging from each of the major political parties in the run-up to the election.

  • Opinion
  • Wealth management
  • Wealth management & private banking
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