Boutique firms suffer as RDR sparks 'flight to trust'

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Boutique fund managers suffered a marked slowdown in growth ahead of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) as investors flocked to trusted brand names, according to new research from the IMA.

The trade body’s 11th annual Asset Management Survey revealed its boutique members grew 3.9% in terms of AUM in 2012, below the wider industry growth rate of 7.9% for the first time ever. Growth has...

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