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  • Powwow Down South discusses due diligence – where to start?

    27 June 2016

    The recent Powwow Down South took place in London in June. In the Question & Discussion session, a key point raised tackled the issue of due diligence.  The Question and Discussion session at the June Powwow Down South, organised by Dan Atkinson of EQ Investors and Alan Gow of Argonaut Paraplanning (pictured), brought out a...

  • Key areas for paraplanners to challenge when conducting research and due diligence

    31 May 2016

    At the CISI annual Paraplanner conference, Chris Hewitt, lead associate at the FCA, provided pointers arising from the regulator’s recent thematic review paper TR16/1:Assessing suitability: Research and due diligence and how paraplanners could use the results to inform the way that they work. Rob Kingsbury reports. Advisory firms reviewed by the FCA under its...

  • Comment: Cost is just one part of the platforms due diligence picture

    27 May 2016

    Can we be too fixated on price when it comes to platform? You have to factor in clients’ potential future needs too, says Zurich’s Alistair Wilson. We all know the importance of looking at costs in pounds and pence when making comparisons. In the recent Platforms are dead report, the Lang Cat did the hard...

  • Due diligence prompt as Standard Life acquires AXA Elevate

    4 May 2016

    FCA expects market events such as acquisitions to spark reviews of the suitability of the products and services used, Rory Percival recently told paraplanners. News that Standard Life has acquired the AXA Elevate platform will see adviser firms using the platforms begin to initiate ad hoc review processes to take into account the changes brought about...

  • Platforms Due Diligence

    13 April 2016

    Annalise Toberman, head of Insight, Research in Finance, garnered the advice of seven heads of platform on what paraplanners should look out for when conducting platforms due diligence “Due diligence” is a term often bandied about in our industry. It can apply to in-house fund selection, outsourced services and solutions and of course, choice...

  • WBS launches new service to power next generation of platforms

    11 April 2016

    Winter flood Business Services (WBS) – anoutsourced dealing, custody and settlement services provider – has announced the launch of a new offering on its EOS platform. The firm says it expects the new live ‘segregated institutional’ service to power the next generation of investment platforms. The new offering provides a dealing, settlement and custody solution...

  • Technical Insight seminars return – Register now

    26 February 2016

    They’re back! Professional Paraplanner is delighted to announce that our Technical Insight seminars return this summer, following a resounding thumbs up from paraplanners to last year’s event. The seminars will give paraplanners the opportunity to hear from expert presenters, who will tackle a range of topics relevant to paraplanners’ day-to-day roles. The first event...