Barclays' plans to launch a low-cost investment platform - Barclays Direct Investing - unveiled last week are likely to herald the launch of similar services from rival providers in the near future, with widespread repercussions for the investment industry....
Rewarding younger talent
Difficult environment in 2016
SEC concerned about ETFs contributing to volatility
Next key debate postponed until 9 November
Many firms reaffirmed their commitment to London and the UK in the wake of the Brexit vote, and like the majority of economic data that has surfaced following June's EU referendum, recruitment activity in the City surprised on the upside.
The moment the FTSE 100 broke through the psychological barrier of 7,000 once again last week, up 25% from its 2016 low when it closed at 5,537 on 11 February, should have been cause for celebration.
Three months on from the Brexit vote that sent shockwaves through the City, asset and wealth managers have had time to reflect on the result, which is now being seen more as another headwind for the sector, rather than a game-changer.
Working to close the gender gap has become a priority for many corporates, and in particular asset management firms in recent years.
As open-ended property funds start to reopen after suspensions following the Brexit vote, there is a danger the debate around these vehicles gets kicked into the long grass until the next crisis erupts.
Value investors have been forced to endure a prolonged period of underperformance, as extreme market dislocations caused by central bank policies have boosted the appeal of growth counterparts.
Investment Week is launching a new series this week building on the significant interest in last year's Top Managers Under 35 list, which highlighted exciting new talent in the fund management industry as chosen by selectors and wealth managers.
During Investment Week magazine's short summer break, the impact of the Brexit referendum on asset management businesses in the first half of the year was revealed in all its gory detail.
Now the immediate fallout from the Brexit vote is behind us, the investment industry is beginning to think about the longer-term impact of the UK's decision to leave the EU.
Providers could adopt 'loss leader' approach
Recent calls for tighter remuneration rules
Few lessons have been learned
There are some long-standing practices in the asset management industry which are clearly ripe for review. However, removing past performance data from key funds documents appears a dangerous step and one likely to create worse outcomes for consumers....
MSCI decided not to include A-shares in EM index
Many column inches have been written about the dangers of key man risk for asset managers, but what about the other side of the coin: the perils of not having well-known individuals attached to a fund?
Neptune to launch a wealth arm
M&G latest to launch new service
Election threat to global markets
New partnership focuses on adviser education