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Allianz Global Investors to launch RDR-ready multi-asset funds

Allianz Global Investors is to launch a series of risk-rated, multi-asset funds.

The funds will be actively managed and offer RDR-ready share classes.

Allianz Global Investor managing director Nick Smith says: “There are two strong trends playing out in the UK retail market at the moment. Firstly, investors are increasingly looking for greater predictability in terms of risk, with growing demand for outcome-orientated solutions which match an investor’s risk profile.  

“Secondly, as RDR approaches, we continue to work very closely with advisers to try and make their job easier for them. In response to these trends, AllianzGI will be launching a range of risk-rated fund solutions. As one of Europe’s largest risk managers and advisers, we are delighted to offer this expertise to the UK for the first time.”


MPs call on Govt to look into effect of QE on savers

The Treasury select committee is calling on the Government to examine whether it should offer help to pensioners and other savers who may have been penalised by the Bank of England’s £325bn quantitative easing programme. According to The Daily Mail, a report published by the TSC today will call on the Government to look at […]


SFO chief quits

Serious Fraud Office chief executive Phillippa Williamson has stepped down from her role. Williamson announced yesterday that she would be leaving, the news comes days before SFO director Richard Alderman is due to leave on April 20. Williamson says: “It has been a privilege to lead the SFO through a period of exceptional change during […]

Two Keydata cases upheld but only one has to pay out

The Financial Ombudsman Service has provisionally upheld two complaints against IFAs who recommended clients to invest in Keydata products but has only awarded compensation in one case. Both cases centre on the suitability of the unnamed advisers’ recommendations to invest in Keydata SLS products in 2005. In the first case, the clients, referred to in […]

Johnson Fleming is a finalist at UK Pensions Awards 2016

The UK Pensions Awards shine the light on excellence and recognise the advisers, providers and investment managers that offer the highest level of innovation, performance and service to occupational pension schemes and their members. This year’s awards looked at advisers and providers across 31 different categories and were rigorously judged by a panel of senior […]


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