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How boutiques can steal a march on their rivals in an increasingly digitalised world

How boutiques can steal a march on their rivals in an increasingly digitalised world

23 September 2016

Tony Collins In a world where people are comfortable using their smartphone for everything from online banking to booking a holiday, asset managers – both large and small – can no longer afford to ignore the possibilities of digital technology. Not only does a digital business give a firm scope to reach a wider range of clients,... MORE

The dash for the Pensions Dashboard

The dash for the Pensions Dashboard

20 September 2016

Freddie Findlater The UK Treasury recently announced that a prototype of the ‘Pensions Dashboard’, a platform that lets savers see all their pension pots in one place, will be ready by March 2017. The pilot prototype will be supported by 11 significant pension providers — Aviva, Aon, HSBC, LV=, NEST, Now: Pensions, People’s Pension, Royal London, Standard... MORE

The retirement income solutions pie – how to get your share

The retirement income solutions pie – how to get your share

12 September 2016

John Burke Changing demographics and evolving customer expectations are fuelling demand for a more extensive range of retirement income offerings. As the baby boomers tip over into retirement, will your business have the capacity to capitalise on this burgeoning new market? Bravura Solutions’ Head of Strategic Accounts, John Burke reports. There has been a lot of talk... MORE

The Evolution of the Self-Managed Super Fund

The Evolution of the Self-Managed Super Fund

2 September 2016

Manny Kastellas How technology is enabling financial advisors to achieve true control, diversification and risk mitigation for Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) trustees. Despite the best of intentions, many self-managed super funds (SMSFs) have largely failed to deliver on the original promise of greater choice and control over how their superannuation monies are invested. Traditionally, the typical asset... MORE

The die is cast – why workplace LISA is inevitable

The die is cast – why workplace LISA is inevitable

4 April 2016

Kirsty Worgan The pre-Budget hype around pensions tax relief that turned into pre-Budget warnings not to expect anything radical made for an interesting couple of weeks. I won’t dwell on the already dissected detail; I’m more interested in the direction of travel and what it means for investors. Mr Osborne repeatedly stated that it was a Budget... MORE

Should employers have a role in advice?

Should employers have a role in advice?

15 March 2016

Kirsty Worgan Pension freedom has created a greater need for at retirement advice, but consumers also have pressing advice needs around reducing debt and protecting their families. Employers provide a pension, but can they play a role in advice too? What about other areas of financial planning, can employers be expected to take the load? The Treasury... MORE

Bravura Solutions’ superannuation poll – system modernisation a key enabler to great digital experiences for members

Bravura Solutions’ superannuation poll – system modernisation a key enabler to great digital experiences for members

15 March 2016

Daryl Wright Bravura Solutions recently conducted a poll with superannuation industry participants to gauge the state of play at the intersect of superannuation, innovation and technology. It is fair to say, from the results, that market participants understand the link between an ability to innovate and the technology systems they have available to execute such innovations. Most... MORE

Greater choice as super funds redefine operating models

Greater choice as super funds redefine operating models

2 March 2016

John Burke While rapidly evolving technology and consumer trends are pushing super funds to respond to changing member demands, many are struggling to meet these expectations due to legacy technology limitations. Interestingly, this market pressure is opening up alternative ways for funds to go about their business, delight their customers and compete effectively in a shrinking market.... MORE

Retirement income market changes and why providers must step up

Retirement income market changes and why providers must step up

28 January 2016

Kirsty Worgan Despite all the hype before 6th April 2015 (how can we forget the commentary on pensioners cashing in their pensions and buying Lamborghinis?), we are now starting to see strong themes emerging in the market post pension freedoms. ABI data published in November 2015 reveals that investors have withdrawn £4.7billion since April 2015 and are... MORE

All change please: successful technology migration

All change please: successful technology migration

11 January 2016

Stephen Fice, Head of Operations for Bravura Solutions’ Global Transfer Agency business, examines the commercial drivers for technology migration.  He shares his insight into how to manage the winning formula of achieving a quick and manageable transition. Technology migration projects are sometimes viewed as a major undertaking fraught with risk and uncertainty. However, there comes... MORE