Reading the signs all wrong
Written by Rory Gravatt on 14 August 2018
The Work and Pensions Committee is missing the point when it asks whether people understand the cost and value for money of their pension products – a recent FCA paper revealed that one third of those who opted for pensions freedoms don’t even understand where or how their money is invested
Robo-advice threat is a race against time
Written by Jonathan Warren on 7 August 2018
Concerns about robo-advice are lapsing amongst financial advisers, but financial service providers should not entirely dismiss the risks posed by robo.
Giving Your Platform Wings - Altus Latest Whitepaper
Written by Ben Hammond on 13 June 2018
Six years ago we released a white paper, The Platform Machine: Tuning for Efficiency. In it we discussed that, in spite of ever increasing levels of Assets under Administration, all was not well in platform land. Revenues were rising across the board, but costs were outstripping them, in many cases significantly so. Now, five years later, we are releasing Giving your platform wings, a white paper re-evaluating the current platform industry.
Amazon could disrupt the re/insurance industry
Written by Mark Andrews on 12 June 2018
We have already seen Amazon launch Amazon Protect, its first product protection insurance cover, and partner with Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan on employee healthcare.
AI still has a lot of catching up to do
Written by Kevin Okell on 12 June 2018
Robots will no doubt learn at a faster rate than natural selection managed but, writes Kevin Okell, whether they can compress the timescales of human evolution enough to worry today's financial advisers seems doubtful