Citylogue

Our UK Consulting team is responsible for our new UK & EMEA focused Citylogue – a must-read for those within the wealth industry.  Citylogue takes a deeper look at contemporary issues in wealth management, asset management, and protection across the UK, Europe, and Asia.

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Streamlined insurance distribution: a digital success story with lessons for wealth

The UK has a vigorous and innovative insurance industry which often leads its wealth and asset management peers in delivering customer value. The growth of streamlined insurance specialists using the digital channel to cost effectively distribute products and assistance is a notable success in its own right, and provides lessons for wealth and asset management. […]

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Bottom line vs triple bottom line: making ESG more sustainable

The role of Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors in investment strategy is growing, with the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance sizing the responsible asset management market as $23trn at the start of 2016. This represents a growth in AUM of 25% since 2014. In our institutional asset owner insight programs, we see an increasing number […]

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DC pensions: growth is coming; what about revenues and profit margins?

In our launch edition, we looked at how big increases in minimum contribution rates for DC pensions are likely to produce a DC pensions flow opportunity of >£20bn pa by 2019. Thanks to the structure of auto-enrolment and member inertia, fast growth in DC pension assets is largely assured.  By 2020, we estimate there will […]

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DC pensions: opportunity and challenges as AE turns flows into a flood

The UK is experiencing a pensions revolution at a speed with little precedent globally.  Two of the three main components are playing out already, and the third is about to do so: Closure of defined benefit (DB) pension funds in favour of defined contribution (DC). Pensions freedoms, which have upended annuity markets in favour of […]

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