When implemented well, a centralised investment proposition (CIP) can deliver consistency of advice, a more efficient business operating model and, most importantly, superior client outcomes.
Intelliflo research finds that managing the wellbeing of staff while working from home has been a major challenge for advice firms since the coronavirus outbreak. As homeworking continues for many normally office-based staff, how can we provide support to employees and maintain motivation remotely?
Open architecture is a philosophy that we have always subscribed to. In the financial advice profession it is usually attributed to platforms who work with the entire fund management industry. With technology playing an increasingly prevalent role in our industry, however, the phrase ‘open architecture’ has a much wider connotation and is now itself playing a more prominent role in the discussions we have with clients, colleagues and advice firms.
What would you do with more time? It is a very personal question, but something everyone will have an opinion on. More time on the golf course, more time with the family, more time spent on your business; more time is something we could all use.
We’ve long championed the role that technology can play in the financial advice profession here at Intelliflo. And why wouldn’t we? Our business management software, Intelligent Office, is used by over a third of the UK financial advice profession, with our technology sitting at the heart of those firms’ operations.
I saw some interesting statistics in a recent communication from Platforum, relating to how robo advice is evolving to increase its commercial viability. The statistics, taken from Platforum’s European Consumer Insights report, reveal that just 18% of European investors are open to using pure robo advice yet almost three times as many would use it if some sort of human advice is also available.
I was absolutely thrilled that Intelliflo was named Best Technology Provider at the 2018 Professional Adviser Awards for a staggering, market leading sixth time – I’d have questioned your sanity had you told me we’d be in this position when we started out in the 2004!
It’s not every day that you get the opportunity to give everyone in the firm a pat on the back for a job well done, so it’s important to take the opportunities when they come along.
I think it’s fair to say that adopting new technology is regarded as a necessary evil for some advisers, particularly now when many find themselves swamped with work.