Asset managers pay out £34m compensation after FCA action on 'closet trackers'; Provider faces enforcement action

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Katrina Lloyd
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Financial Conduct Authority action on 'closet trackers'
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Financial Conduct Authority action on 'closet trackers'

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said a number of asset managers have taken the step of paying £34m in compensation to investors who overpaid for 'closet tracker' funds following an investigation by the regulator, while another fund group faces enforcement action for "very misleading" marketing material, according to The Telegraph.

The groups involved will reimburse investors for the higher active charges they paid on what were in reality index tracker funds, although the move is not part of an official redress scheme from the regulator, according to The Telegraph.  Managers involved will also have to change their marketing material, and in the more serious cases of misleading investors they will have to notify existing investors. Writing in an article for The Telegraph, Megan Butler, FCA director of supervision - investment, wholesale and specialist, said that of the 84 potential closet tracker funds the regula...

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