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Artemis to stay with Cofunds

A week after saying it would turn its back on all fund supermarkets, Artemis has made a U-turn and restated its allegiance to Cofunds. The boutique fund manager says its concerns with supermarkets applied only to Fidelity&#39s FundsNetwork and that it will remain on the Cofunds platform.

Fidelity says its dispute with Artemis centred on charges for the platform.



In recent times there has been a great deal of change in the financial advice market, with companies which have not been able to adapt and utilise more forward strategic planning becoming vulnerable to merger or acquisition. As a result of these changes, we have seen a formation of two distinct groups of clients. First, […]

IFAs face liability threat on DBS-Cofunds&#39 deal

DBS and Cofunds have hit a stumbling block over theirproposed link-up after the network discovered IFAs will be liable for any damage to the supermarket caused by computer viruses. DBS-owned portal Assureweb announced its intention to link up with Cofunds in February but before signing adeal it found a clause in the contract which made […]

FAR from the madding life crowd

Leading independent analyst Ned Cazalet of Cazalet Financial Consulting has launched a scathing attack on life offices&#39 free-asset ratios, claiming they are useless and misleading. Cazalet&#39s attack in his IFA Guide to With-profits comes as Chancellor Gordon Brown announces a Myners-style investigation into retail investing which also calls free-asset ratios into question. His analysis of […]

Killik & Co chooses interactive TV for ad drive

Killik & Co is to be the first UK stockbroker to advertise on digital interactive television with ads running until the end of March. The 30-second commercials will be shown on The Money Channel. Sky Digital viewers will be able to click on a button on their remote control at any time during the ad […]


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