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.
Consumers are allowed post-purchase remorse, why not democracy?
Following last week's successful Brexit vote, investors should be under no illusion that globalisation is now under attack.
Fears over Chinese currency
Wealth managers and their clients waking up to the EU referendum result this morning are facing their worst case scenario in terms of the investment landscape. Sterling has hit its lowest level since 1985 and global markets are in freefall after the UK...
David Stevenson asks whether investors should be embracing more stock market risk.
MSCI decided not to include A-shares in EM index
My guess is that the 'bored-o-meter' is currently flashing at extreme levels for the average UK equity investor.
Never have so many people been looking for so few facts and found none. This could just about sum up the debate about the EU referendum, which is thankfully nearly over – bar the voting.
Revolution in stock analysis
The airline industry is one of the safest in the world, which always seems a fairly ironic statement given some of the air disasters that have made the news in recent years.
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?
Who is afraid of Donald Trump? Or, for that matter, Hillary Clinton? Not the US stockmarket, it seems.
Neptune to launch a wealth arm
David F. Lafferty, Natixis Global Asset Management's Boston-based chief market strategist, explores how the controversial Trump versus White House veteran Clinton battle could play out in the coming months.
In an attempt to revive the fortunes of Marks & Spencer, the new boss has identified Mrs M&S as his target customer. We know she already likes the grub on offer but she doesn't seem too fussed about the clothes and apparently isn't too keen on the in-store...
High valuations and low earnings
Chancellor fires warning shots over Brexit
M&G latest to launch new service
Passive fees under pressure
Election threat to global markets
Who, or what, will disrupt financial advice and asset management? Will it be technology? Robo-advice? A new entrant we have not thought of? All of the above? Or none of them?
For much of 2015, and the early part of 2016, I only had to check the direction of the oil price and the Shanghai Composite to work out how good – or bad – the day ahead would be.