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.

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By Jo Gilbey • 06-Dec-2016 14:33:43 • Tech/ Robo advice/ Financial adviser software

Nick Eatock, executive chairman at Intelliflo, was recently interviewed by Asset TV on the subject of automated, or robo, advice. The full version of the video is worth 36 CPD minutes and we have a highlight reel of the interview below:

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By Wenda Field • 30-Sep-2016 10:45:15 • Tech/ Robo advice/ Financial Advice

The internet, e-mail, social media, mobile sites, cloud storage, 24/7 access from seemingly anywhere; the march of technology into our lives has been as irrepressible as it has been impressive. It has shaken up the established order and opened up limitless opportunities to individuals and firms to start up, maintain and improve their personal and professional lives.

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You’ve done the exams, you’ve set up a practice, you’re starting to attract clients; how can you fulfil your potential as a financial adviser?

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Having the right business management system in place to support your business is imperative. With everything moving online, advisers have the opportunity to run their business and advise their clients through cloud technology. The cost and time savings enable them to spend more time on their clients, reducing the burden of administration.

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E-advice, robo advice, automated advice; the pervasion of financial advice delivered through technology continues apace, although many financial advisers feel we are a way off the tipping point where the old practices of existing clients must be balanced with the new practices of potential clients.

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It’s been a few weeks since our ‘Change the game’ Conferences and after speaking to and receiving feedback from clients, there seems to be a hunger for technology and how it can help financial advisory firms now and in the future. It seems the recurring buzzwords of robo-advice (or robo advisors) and eAdvisors are here to stay and with that in mind I thought it would be an opportune moment to recap on how we see technology supporting advisory firms now and in the future.

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