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Blackrock brand holds top spot across European asset managers

Blackrock has been named most attractive brand among European asset manager firms, according to the annual report Fund Brand 50. The study, by corporate services company Broadridge Financial Services, monitors the influence of brand on third-party fund selection. Fund Brand 50 is based on intensive interviews with nearly 900 of Europe’s most significant fund selectors, […]

Boosting the appeal of income protection among the under-35s

Research shows advisers believe consumers are not addressing their protection needs early enough Many advisers acknowledge that income protection is a hard sell, but research from Royal London has found the under-35s are a particularly difficult market to crack. The firm found 74 per cent of advisers felt younger people were addressing their protection needs […]

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TPR: Your role in making auto-enrolment contribution increase a success

With more than 10 million people now newly saving or saving more into a pension, auto-enrolment has fundamentally changed the way people are planning for retirement. But this far-reaching social policy is not standing still. Next month, we will see the last scheduled increase to minimum contributions, which will mean staff saving at least 5 […]

The Wells Street Journal: The name game and the price of quality

A weekly account of the curious goings-on in the world of financial services What’s in a name?WSJ often wonders what sort of weird and wonderful Freedom of Information Act requests the FCA must receive. A request on the regulator’s website asks: “I would like to know how and by whom a name for an investigation […]

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Miton inflows double in 2018

Miton has seen its net inflows double in 2018, while assets under management increased 14 per cent year-on-year. As at 31 December 2018, Miton saw more than £1bn net inflows, up from £494m in 2017, an increase of 106 per cent. Its AUM currently stands at £4.4bn, up from £3.8bn at the start of 2018. […]