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Seeing through the risks of Investment Administration

By Frank Carr, Chief Marketing Officer at Financial Risk Solutions 
 
Maybe 15 years ago the decision may have been more difficult to make as the technology was not as advanced as it is today and the risk of the procedure going wrong would have been much higher. It is amazing to see how, over time, technology advancements can change the perceived levels of risk associated with something as radical as using a laser on your eyes. The huge reduction in risk from enhanced medical technology has resulted in a massive increase in the demand for laser eye surgery and a growth in the number of providers - so much so that this surgery can now be purchased from a provider on most main high streets.
 
You may be asking, “What has this got to do with investment administration…?” Let me explain.
 
There has always been a view that there are major risks attached to the calculation of unit prices for collective investment vehicles. These risks emanate from the manual nature of the processes utilised to administer assets through their trading lifecycle and also due to the ‘tick and bash’ approach surrounding the calculation and verification of unit prices. Traditional investment a...Read More

Stock market rout highlights challenge to drawdown investors

  1. Growth of flexi-access drawdown means many retirees are now shouldering investment risk themselves
  2. To mitigate this risk this retiree would have to reduce their income by 9% for the rest of their retirement.
  3. At retirement investors don’t have to choose between the risk of drawdown and the inflexibility of annuity as guaranteed drawdown offers an alternative
Duncan Jarrett, Managing Director, Retail at Aegon comments on the challenges and options for at retirement investors:
The pensions freedoms introduced by the government on April 6th mean that an increasing number...Read More

OMW create investment division under Martin Baines

Old Mutual Wealth, has created an investment division under the leadership of Martin Baines, who steps up from being CEO of Quilter Cheviot to become Chief Investment Director of Old Mutual Wealth. The CEOs of Quilter Cheviot and Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI) will report to Martin.
 
In Quilter Cheviot, David Loudon, a company and industry veteran with 25 years’ experience, is stepping up to be CEO.
Richard Buxton, one of the UK’s most respected investors, becomes CEO of OMGI alongside the management of his portfolio.
 
Reporting to Richard, Warren Tonkinson bec...Read More

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