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
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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?