This is one of several posts of the topic of security of websites. Inspired by my initial post on the security of UK banks.
The reason for splitting this data into multiple posts is to make it more manageable. So that data on one institution is not mixed with
data on another type of institution.
The following key is used for the secure status:
|Yes||The site is secure, loaded via https|
|Invalid||The site loads via https, but the security certificate is invalid and thus the site is
|Partial||The site loads via https, but loads some parts of the page without https. The site is
|No||The site is loaded via http, not via https.|
|Fixed||The site is loaded via https, but at the time of first writing it was loaded via
|??||We could not find a website to evaluate.|
We tested 52 wealth Management companies. We found 16 wealth management companies that did not have a secure home page (not https or did have https with an invalid security certificate). That is 31% of UK wealth management companies have security vulnerabilities
|Wealth Management Company||Secure||Home Page|
|Aberdeen Asset Management||No||http://www.aberdeen-asset.co.uk/|
|Aberdeen Asset Management Trust Centre||No||http://www.invtrusts.co.uk/investmenttrusts/|
|Artemis Investment Management LLP||Yes||https://www.artemisfunds.com/|
|Cantab Asset Management||Yes||https://www.cantabam.com/|
|CBRE Global Investors||No||http://www.cbreglobalinvestors.com/Pages/default.aspx|
|City Asset Management Plc||No||http://www.city-asset.co.uk/|
|Clifton asset management||Yes||https://www.clifton-asset.co.uk/|
|Close Brothers Asset Management||Yes||https://www.closebrothersam.com/|
|Equester Capital Management||Yes||https://www.neptunefunds.com|
|Hawksmoor investment management||No||http://www.hawksmoorim.co.uk/|
|Heartwood investment management||No||http://www.heartwoodgroup.co.uk/|
|Hermes Investment Management||Yes||https://www.hermes-investment.com/ukw/|
|London and Capital||Yes||https://www.londonandcapital.com/|
|Old Mutual Wealth||Yes||https://www.oldmutualwealth.co.uk/|
|Prospect Wealth Management||Yes||https://prospectwealth.co.uk/|
|Psigma investment maangement||No||http://www.psigma.com/pages/psigma-investment-management-landing.aspx|
|Sanlam Life and Pensions UK Limited||Yes||https://www.sanlam.co.uk/home.aspx|
|SVM Asset Management||No||http://www.svmonline.co.uk/|
|Troy Asset Management||No||http://www.taml.co.uk/|
|Unicorn Asset Management||Yes||https://www.unicornam.com/|
|Vanguard Asset Management||Yes||https://www.vanguardinvestor.co.uk/|
It is interesting that you cannot trust a name or a brand to be secure. For example, Aberdeen Asset Management is probably the one name that is most known in the UK. They are regularly featured on the early morning BBC Radio 4 Today Programme to provide their expert opinion. Unfortunately, their website is not secure.
A number of these companies have names that sound old and established, or strong and reliable. They are names, just that. The reliability is in their behaviour. A key part in that is “are they secure”?
I shouldn’t need to point this out, but i will, all the same, just to be clear.
The data provided on this page should taken at face value. If you’re not sure about something, please verify it yourself. Nothing reported here should be regarded as a criticism or an endorsement or recommendation of an organisations security effectiveness. I am simply passing comment on whether the home page (whatever that may be) is provided as https on not. Other security concerns are a separate matter.
If your organisation is listed here and is not marked as secure, your best course of action is to fix that, not to complain that someone is reporting a fact anyone with a web browser can discover. The security status of your home page is public information, albeit information that many people don’t understand.
This post first appeared on Perfect Imprecision, Thoughts On Memory Leaks, Per, please read the originial post: here