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How will investors look back on Q1 2016? They will probably remember global markets suffered their worst start to a year in two decades, with indices including the FTSE 100 dropping into bear territory as heightened concerns about a China slowdown and...
Investor confidence at lowest level
'Low consumer awareness'
FCA review focused on platforms
Keep apace with ever-changing technology
What is indisputable is the issue of 'closet trackers' has long been a serious blight on the reputation of the whole active management fund industry.
ETFs enjoy record year in 2015
The number of multi-asset fund launches has accelerated this year, following the introduction of pension freedoms, begging the question: how many vehicles in the burgeoning sector can thrive or even survive in the longer term?
The retail industry appears to find endless fascination from monitoring inflows and outflows from particular funds and asset management houses.
Concentration risk in factor indices
War on 'rip-off' fees
Fitch Ratings looks at capacity
The news the government and the FCA are to launch a major review into consumer access to financial advice has been widely welcomed.
Could the passives tide turn?
Does the renewed focus on ‘active share’ (AS) represent a step forward for fund disclosure or simply a PR victory? The jury is still out.
The employment tribunal that had the whole of the fund management industry fascinated ended with a whimper last week.
Back in May, I wrote a comment piece on why the IMA’s original plans for its multi-asset Managed sectors posed a risk to advisers and their clients.
This year’s Thanksgiving will have provided a welcome time out for politicians and markets across the Pond. It is also a time to reflect on the state of the nation as everything closes down for the day and people retreat to spend time with their families.
Fidelity China Special Situations manager Anthony Bolton said the next 12 months should be a defining period for the country. In his view, investors will start to realise China is “not a house of cards that is going to collapse” and they will hopefully...
This quarter has been a tough one for the fund management industry as continuing uncertainty over the eurozone debt crisis hit sales and dragged down assets under management.
Two recent fund manager handovers have refocused our attention on firms’ succession plans.
Another week another damaging story for the structured products industry. The headline ‘FSA fines Credit Suisse UK £5.95m for structured product failings’ undoubtedly sent terror into the hearts of investors.