Simon Ellis: 'Innovation and technology likely to be far more significant drivers of industry evolution than regulatory changes'
With technology shaping the industry at breakneck speed, regulators must adapt to such changes to provide better oversight and lower costs, writes Simon Ellis, global head - client segments at HSBC Global Asset Management.
Amid rapid growth of passives
Investors will lean to traditionally defensive assets
As a fully paid-up member of the evil metropolitan overlord class - aka the 'liberal-left media elite' - I have always been a tad amused by the absence of a second line of attack, namely we are all unnecessarily cynical.
In a recent discussion with Karen Barrett, the CEO of unbiased.co.uk, she rightly questioned the point of LISAs.
Market rally falters
Trump's victory fuelling small and mid caps
China remains most important issue
The language the investment industry uses is a major barrier to the wider uptake of products and services and it is fundamentally important to the overall financial health, and wealth, of the nation that we do something about it.
'Hiring on the buy-side is very active'
Many 'unknowns' for economy in 2017
It was perhaps obvious that news of the recommended merger between Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life would spark a wave of anxiety about more job losses.
The implications of Aberdeen/Standard Life merger
MiFID II less than a year away
An 'intriguing' subplot to Brexit
The path to success can be 'messy'
Consolidation trend amongst asset managers gathers pace
'Cycle' begins again in September
'Winning cites' in a post Brexit world
European passives attracted €40bn last year
Marine Le Pen could win French election
Support from industry
Investors are getting increasingly jittery about Europe. Political risk is ratcheting up as elections in the Netherlands, France and Germany over the coming months have the potential to threaten the very existence of the European Union and cause ructions...