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Guest Spot: The Consolidator View

7 June 2021

Independent Wealth Planners give the consolidator perspective in NoviaIQ’s latest guest spot. Craig Rickman IWP highlights Financial adviser succession planning and tips for selling and buying IFA business practices.

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AnaCap completes Novia acquisition

14 May 2021

Novia Financial (“Novia”) today announces the completion of its acquisition by AnaCap Financial Partners (“AnaCap”), a leading financial services specialist mid-market private equity investor,  following the initial transaction subject to…

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Cryptocurrency: Get Rich Quick – or the biggest quasi-Ponzi scheme ever?

23 March 2021

I will put my cards on the table. Bitcoin (I include all cryptocurrencies actually) is the biggest quasi-Ponzi scheme ever and an awful lot of people are going to lose…

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Guest Spot: The Restoration Economy

11 March 2021

“While 2020 was one of the most challenging twelve months we may ever face – as investors and as human beings – it is wonderful to be ending the year…

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Novia’s Helen Austin chooses to challenge in support of International Women’s Day 2021

8 March 2021

Today, I am celebrating International Women’s Day in recognition of the brave women who have gone before me and paved the way, sometimes with their lives, to enable me to…

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Recent Copia ESG Webinar with Guy Opperman MP, Andrew Walsh of UBS and Knut Bitustøyl of MSCI

5 March 2021

In March 2020 Copia Capital Management launched a range of ESG risk rated portfolios. Markets were in freefall on the back of the outbreak of Covid-19, there was great uncertainty…

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Predicting a Train with Scaled Agile Frameworks (SAFe)

27 January 2021

The British Train network is reliable at getting everyone to talk about how unreliable it is. Trains are delayed, they have the wrong number of carriages, that seat you booked…

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Brexit Impact

10 November 2020

Although the UK’s departure from the EU is set, political discussions are continuing to secure some form of deal. With the date getting closer amidst the pandemic, the uncertain outcome has lead the Government to warn businesses to be ready for either a ’new deal’, meaning a potential agreement on trade and future relations, or no deal.

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Path to Remote Engagement: Could this be the time for pulling out of the holding pattern?

5 November 2020

COVID-19 has turned our lives upside down, changing everything from the way we socialise and work through to how we shop, with a common thread being the increased use of technology. In times of stress or change, having a real connection with the people you do business with – both clients and colleagues – is more important than ever.

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To tax or not to tax

22 September 2020

The last six months have seen an unprecedented but much-needed increase to the levels of government spending in the UK, to rise to the challenges of Covid-19. The image of Rishi Sunak taking to the stand to announce monumental measures to try to support the economy, businesses and workers is almost as memorable as Boris addressing the nation to tell us we were locking down…

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Helping your clients get a slice of the ETF cake

21 September 2020

ETFs celebrate their 30th birthday in this year with the first successful ETF having been launched in Canada in March 1990. The global ETF market is growing fast, reaching $6.35 trillion at the end of December 2019 – a very significant rise from $4.3 trillion in 2017…

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Three ways Novia can help you drive better long term client outcomes

2 September 2020

With the unprecedented events of 2020 ongoing and the environment for acquiring new clients still challenging due to the COVID 19 restrictions, we’ve been working with some of our advisory…

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Coronavirus shock: market impact, outlook and strategy

18 March 2020

Markets In the midst of surging fears of coronavirus, there have been extreme moves in the markets for several weeks: Volume: Trading volumes in all asset classes spiked when the…

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