Skandia is poised to shake up the managed portfolio market with its suite of cut-price model funds, as the first look at WealthSelect reveals half the restricted range is priced at less than 60bps.
THE BIG QUESTION
The TwentyFour Select Monthly Income trust has met its minimum fundraising target despite an increasingly difficult market for trust IPOs.
The average investment trust discount is now close to the lowest it has been for over 30 years. Tim Cockerill, investment director at Rowan Dartington, asks if the trend is down to RDR.
With markets having wobbled at the start of 2014, Stephanie Flanders, chief market strategist for UK and Europe at J.P. Morgan AM, analyses the global recovery and tells Investment Week where the next investment opportunities may lie.
THE BIG INTERVIEW
Dan Jones talks to RWC's CEO Dan Mannix about how the group is adapting to the post-RDR shake-up of retail financial services.
ONE TO WATCH
The J.P. Morgan Senior Secured Loans trust has failed to meet its £100m fundraising target after Investec Wealth & Investment opted not to back the launch.
J.P. Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) is to bring a series of bond funds into the UK market as part of an expansion of its fixed income range.
Seven of the UK's largest asset managers are teaming up to gather information on end investors' needs in a move which could trigger changes to their fund ranges.
Strategic bond managers are taking short-term positions in emerging market debt after the summer sell-off brought valuations back down to attractive levels.
Leading investment trusts are racing to scrap performance fees as the move to clean pricing in the open-ended space puts pressure on charges.
THE BIQ QUESTION