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We lost a legend in St. Jack Bogle!

The news of the passing of legendary investor Jack Bogle nearly brought a tear to my eye. I’ve personally never even met St. Jack (as he's endearingly referred to) yet the man still had an immense impact on my life and career and I know many advisers will feel the...

2018: An Uneventful Year for Asset Class Returns

Contrary to what you might have read in the papers, 2018 was a pretty uneventful year for the UK stock market - and indeed, the global market as a whole. While the financial media appears to be up in arms about the negative return experienced by most major stock...

Robo-advice and the art of growing customers for the competition

‘We have been growing customers for General Motors’ observed Lewis Crusoe, a vice-president of the Ford Motor Company in the 1950s. Mr Crusoe was talking about a well-known problem at the company; low-income Ford owners were trading up to a medium-priced...

Will the FCA’s inducement rules kill off on-platform tools?

Should advisers use free – but often inferior – tools offered by platforms and product providers, or should they pay for best-of-breed, independent tools available in the marketplace? This debate has raged among advisers for a long time. The FCA might have...

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