Investment distribution research
Trusted by asset managers, life companies, technology providers and platforms. Our insights inform propositions, products and strategy.
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:
The advice market has suffered from capacity constraints in recent years, with an apparent excess of demand over supply. Adviser numbers have been growing steadily, but the pandemic has stalled progress and recruitment continues to be a challenge for advice firms of...
The European fund industry looks as if it’s emerged unscathed from the havoc created by the COVID-19 – just looking at its buoyant figures for assets under management. But the reality is that the pandemic has accelerated several pre-existing trends that will cause...
Platform M&A activity doesn’t have the greatest impact on adviser behaviour – not immediately at least. Advisers will of course take notice, but there isn’t a red flag instantly halting all business to a platform just because it is being sold or merged. Such news...