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

Pension decumulation advice after the budget

Many of financial advisers’ clients in retirement – pretty much all their richest ones – regard their DC pensions as inheritance tax plans and only plan to draw on them as a last resort, according to Platforum’s findings in our recent report on decumulation advice....

Positive underlying trends in the D2C market

The D2C market has been on a rollercoaster ride with the explosion of personal investing in the pandemic, followed by a decline in asset prices and deflated investor confidence. Potential headwinds are reflected by the flak that Hargreaves Lansdown took from city...

2022 was a tough year for UK consumers

We saw a spike in the proportion of UK adults investing through 2020-2021, as household savings soared in the pandemic and fed through to investments. Unfortunately, 2022 painted a different picture, according to our latest UK Consumer Insights report, published...

Is pricing opacity a risky strategy?

There’s a lack of transparency around adviser platform pricing, which could be undermining competition in this crucial market, according to our latest UK Adviser Platforms: Pricing report. Pricing structures can be complex and confusing and are often poorly...

Who are the online investing stars of 2022?

The advice gap is on the mind of the new City Minister, according to his comments at yesterday’s TISA conference. This is welcome news to online investing services that say they can do more to help the over 16m UK adults who have investible assets of £10,000 but...