Tag Archives: Vanguard

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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Beware the cuckoos in the NEST

The NEST insight conference was held yesterday in the old assembly hall of the City of London School. Nowadays, the hall is an auditorium for JP Morgan who hosted and delivered a keynote on the changing needs of today’s pensioners (Apparantly … Continue reading

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Hargreaves versus the “vanilla solution”.

  I was amused when opening Linked in this morning to find a pension leads salesman offering “clients who had got compensated for fault SIPP investment and were looking to adviser to provide them with a “vanilla solution”. Just what … Continue reading

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In the US, Vanguard sweeps all before it

The latest  Morningstar asset-flow figures are frightening   They show American investors deserting high-cost active fund management for Vanguard, a predominately passive fund manager with a mutual structure that puts the investor first. Vanguard’s gain is at the ruination of more established … Continue reading

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