Investment distribution research
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What we do
Platforum delivers research on a subscription and customised basis to asset managers and other organisations about retail investment services, in these key markets for fund distribution:
- UK wealth managers
- UK financial advisers
- Platforms and the other businesses that support the UK financial adviser and wealth manager markets
- Direct to consumer platforms
- Mainland European fund distribution ‘
How we do it
Platforum gains its valuable insights into the markets it studies through the use of in–depth interviews with the key players, carefully designed focus groups and frequent surveys of target professional and consumer markets.
You can access our findings in the ways that best suit your needs: regular reports, direct conversations with researchers and group briefings. You can buy reports on a subscription or one-off basis.
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Who would benefit from our research?
The types of companies that will benefit from our insights include:
- Direct platforms
- Asset managers
- Pensions providers
- Insurance providers
- Technology providers
Some of our recent newsletters:
Adviser platform flows rebounded strongly in the first quarter of 2021, following the turbulent year that was 2020. Flows suffered through the two middle quarters of last year, picking up in Q4 2020 and continuing that trajectory into Q1 2021. A powerful driver was...
The last 12 months have been transformational for providers across the retail investing spectrum. Adviser platform flows have picked up over the last two quarters but it’s online investing services that have seen a huge increase in demand. Where are these new DIY...
The nature of post-retirement advice continues to evolve following the shock of 2015’s pension freedoms. Systems can take a while to adjust to a new steady state after any big jolt – financial planning is no different. The long-term trend in the advice market has been...