Our regular round-up of the latest insights on investment distribution

COVID-19 drags on platform flows in Q3 2020

Adviser platforms delivered their second consecutive quarter of growth, rebounding from their losses in the tumultuous first quarter of 2020. Platform assets grew by 2.5% in the quarter to £554bn, despite falls in stock markets in the same period when the FTSE...

ESG is a journey, not just a destination

The rise of ESG is prompting some bold headlines: “Almost 60% of mutual fund assets will be ESG by 2025.” “ESG funds forecast to outnumber conventional funds by 2025.” “ESG as it is today won’t exist in 10 years – it will be the norm” and so on... But viewing the...

What makes good investor experience

We’ve seen notable improvements across the D2C market in our annual UK D2C: Investor Experience report, published this week. The largest players have closed out gaps in their propositions and most offer a full set of tax wrappers and investment types. The content...

Adviser platform assets rebound in Q2 2020

The first half of 2020 has had a great impact on everyone’s lives, and financial advisers and platforms have not been immune to much of the disruption. We can shed some light as to the state of the market, now that we have adviser platform data for the second...