Transact has scooped the UK Platform of the Year 2023 Award in the Schroders UK Platform Awards held in London last night. More than 500 guests attended the black tie awards evening hosted by broadcaster and writer Kate Silverton for the 14th time. The annual awards were held at the Hilton Park Lane in London’s […]
Financial advisor Frank Legan discusses his debut book and what industry peers can learn from his two decades of working closely with clients.
The Private Member’s Bill to extend auto-enrolment (AE) has cleared Parliament and been granted Royal Assent. The Bill creates powers to scrap the lower earnings limit and reduce the age for automatic enrolment. It was introduced in the House of Commons by Jonathan Gullis MP and taken through the House of Lords by Baroness Altmann. […]
In terms of cost of living and quality of life, researchers say these are the five best places to spend one’s golden years — and none of them are in Florida.
Ludlow Wealth Management, a subsidiary of wealth manager and SIPP provider Mattioli Woods, has acquired Blackpool-based Opus Wealth Management Limited in a deal potentially worth more than £1.4m. Southport-based Ludlow will pay £0.71m initially and a further £0.71m if performance targets are reached a year after completion of the acquisition. The total deal is worth £1.42m if targets […]
After the ink dries on the contracts and the press releases are out, wealth management firms still need to put in the work to make a deal succeed. Here’s how.
There is mounting evidence that vulnerable clients have been left even worse off by the Coronavirus pandemic and the soaring cost of living. A new study of advisers and consumers has found growing concerns about the financial decision making of vulnerable clients, and some evidence numbers are increasing. The study, carried out by actuarial […]
The appointment comes as the storied Wall Street dealmaker seeks to build its ultrahigh net worth business while providing support services to independent advisors.
The Financial Conduct Authority has demanded improvements in the later life mortgage / equity release sector after finding evidence of poor advice and misleading promotions. The watchdog has told some of the largest firms in the sector to raise their games after finding almost 400 misleading promotions. An FCA audit of the sector – one of […]
Swapping spreadsheets for sunblock, thousands in wealth management descended on SoCal for big ideas and for big fun — but mostly for business. Plus, what you need to know about the smaller Future Proof event coming next March.