Is the DFM cost war in danger of leaving suitability behind?

'Vanilla products with little differentiation'

To thrive in this flourishing market, DFMs need to be run cost effectively

To thrive in this flourishing market, DFMs need to be run cost effectively

As cost competition intensifies in the discretionary fund manager (DFM) market, Jon Yarker explores whether there is a risk of client service being negatively impacted as a result.

Over the past few years DFMs have capitalised on a growing demand for outsourcing investment functions from advisers. The advantages for those using this route are clear: for a fee they can offload...

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