Tag Archives: St James Place

The problem with platforms (is that everyone loves them).

Platforms are a relatively new but significant and growing distribution channel. The platform service provider market has doubled since 2013 from £250bn to £500bnassets under administration (AUA). This growth in AUA has been driven by rising markets and increasing levels … Continue reading

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“Ease of use” or “value for money”?

Paul Lewis, above all other financial journalists is the master of the 140 character tweet. Here is one of his very best, embedded in a conversation with Louise Cooper. The genius is in the “compete mainly on rhetoric and ease … Continue reading

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Why Martin Bamford is right to stay an independent financial adviser

SJP – we have been here before Martin Bamford has produced an excellent piece explaining why everyone he knows “loves to  hate St James’ Place” . It turns out that quite a few people Martin knows work for St James’ … Continue reading

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Help of the helpless – the destitute world of the GAA

    The words of the song are apt for the Governance Advisory Arrangements I have read. With the exception of that of Mobius they are either elegies for what might have been or a convenient way of getting round … Continue reading

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