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The 10 most popular Wealth Manager videos in H1

Citywire Wealth Manager reveals which interviews and insights got readers clicking over the first six months of 2017

10. Video special: what Scottish DFMs think of SNP election flop

Kicking off our countdown of the most watched videos from the past six months is this report from our annual Citywire Scotland event.

Wealth managers north of the border were reacting to the prospect of a hung parliament, a Conservative/DUP deal and the surprisingly poor result for Nicola Sturgeon's SNP less than a week after the snap general election.

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10. Video special: what Scottish DFMs think of SNP election flop

Kicking off our countdown of the most watched videos from the past six months is this report from our annual Citywire Scotland event.

Wealth managers north of the border were reacting to the prospect of a hung parliament, a Conservative/DUP deal and the surprisingly poor result for Nicola Sturgeon's SNP less than a week after the snap general election.

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9. The wealth files: how to attract and retain young talent

Next in our list is this roundtable from May. Following the publication of our Top 30 under 30, we asked Neil Shillito from SG Wealth Management and Charles Stanley's Gary Teper how their firms attract and retain young managers.

They also discussed why some clients might want to go with a bit of 'grey hair' and experience, and why wealth management is finally being considered a 'good career'.

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8. Get out of low vol, warns 'godfather' of smart beta Rob Arnott

Rob Arnott, founder and chairman of Research Affiliates, told clients that now is not the time to be in the firm’s low volatility smart beta funds.

‘If you like the idea of low volatility, put a Post-it note on the calendar for 2019 and take another look then,' he said.

Arnott explains his thinking here, and criticises those in the smart beta community who are selling their strategies on the basis of past performance alone.

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7. Trump protests: Psigma's Becket reports from the US

After reporting from the back of rickety tuk tuk in India, Psigma's chief investment officer Tom Becket continued on his intrepid series – this time with an anti-Trump protest as backdrop in Philadelphia.

He explores whether there's still life in the US rally, and reveals whether he's buying or selling.

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6. Robo reports: How many can the market take?

Adam French, CEO of Scalable Capital, and Charlotte Ransom, CEO of Netwealth, joined us in our studio to discuss some of the biggest issues in the robo-advice market.

They discuss what makes their propositions stand out, and highlight where there's still room for innovative companies to launch in this increasingly competitive sector.

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5. CEO Tapes 2: the right way to pay fund managers

One of our most popular series this year was the 'CEO Tapes'. In this instalment, seven CEOs from leading asset managers reveal how they assess and reward their fund managers.

While some judge performance over one and three years, others prefer to look over three and five. One even pays his fund managers half their bonus for being nice to colleagues!

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4. Video exclusive: Martin Gilbert grilled on Standard Life deal

It's perhaps no surprise that the £11bn mega-merger of Standard Life and Aberdeen appears on this countdown.

In this revealing interview, Aberdeen boss Martin Gilbert explains how the deal came about and describes the challenges he faced in orchestrating the merger.

He also describes his love for the industry, and says that at 61, he has no intention of calling time on his career just yet.

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3. Keith Skeoch: ‘I have all my Sipp in Gars and it’s staying there’

Meanwhile in this video exclusive, Standard Life Investments CEO Keith Skeoch defends the long-term track record of the firm's flagship Gars fund and reveals that he is backing the strategy with his own money.

He said that the fund had shown it could 'endure' despite posting underwhelming returns over the course of a 'strange' 2016.

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2. Criticism does hurt me, says Neil Woodford

Neil Woodford is no stranger to controversy. He attracted criticism in the press in 2001 when he refused to buy tech stocks during the dot com boom, and is now under fire again, with some of his large cap bets – such as Provident Financial, Next and Capita – suffering share price falls.

In this interview with Citywire, Woodford explains that the criticism has hurt him, but insists that he won't be pushed off course.

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1. The CEO Tapes: the 'laddish' fund manager culture

At the top of our list is this roundtable from April. Four top asset management CEOs considered why, almost two decades into the 21st century, women are still so poorly represented in the fund management industry.

Martin Gilbert, Richard Buxton, Anne Richards and Hendrik du Toit debated the issue, on the back of a Citywire study showing that our database stored just 1,562 female fund managers versus 13,488 male.

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