Valentina Romeo

Valentina Romeo is Money Marketing and Fund Strategy’s investment reporter. She covers issues in the asset management industry and market trends. She was previously private and retail banking reporter at Private Banker International. She can be reached on or 0207 943 8042.


M&G to transfer four funds to Luxembourg over Brexit uncertainties

M&G is to transfer four UK-domiciled funds to equivalent Sicavs on its Luxembourg platform in a “prudent” move amid uncertainties around the Brexit negotiations. The £275bn fund group, which has already outlined plans to launch Sicav funds in Luxembourg, will move £6bn in assets to the continent by November of 2017. Subject to shareholder approval, […]


Fund groups: We’re ready for Mifid II research rules

The majority of fund management groups have said they will be compliant on Mifid II rules on time, but research providers are still failing to engage with groups on pricing setting, a survey shows. Fintech firm RSRCHXchange reveals asset managers are fully aware of the changes MifidII will bring on the way investment research is […]


Standard Life challenged over potential Scottish Widows deal

Analysts have questioned the motivation behind Standard Life’s potential acquisition of Scottish Widows. They argue time might be wrong for Standard Life to engage in another deal, as reports suggest talks with Scottish Widows will kick off this week just as Standard Life and Aberdeen shareholders have officially approved their £11bn tie-up. Lloyds Banking Group, […]

Inside the making of a top rated fund

The major firms behind fund ratings have set out their criteria for earmarking the funds that are outperforming their peers. Earlier this month Morningstar awarded Vanguard’s LifeStrategy range a ‘gold’ rating, prompting Vanguard to claim it was the only gold-rated multi-asset range in the UK. Hargreaves Lansdown head of investment research Mark Dampier recently questioned […]

Coutts plans simplified advice service

Coutts, the 325-year old private bank, has confirmed it is eyeing the launch of an automated advice service aimed at the pension and retirement market. Camilla Stowell, the head of Coutts International and Coutts Private Office tells Money Marketing the Queen’s bank, which has recently launched an online investment hub for its clients, is working […]

BlackRock veteran Dennis Stattman to retire in August

BlackRock veteran fund manager Dennis Stattman is to retire from the asset management giant in August after 28 years at the firm. Stattman is the lead co-manager of the £14bn BlackRock Global Allocation fund. The multi-asset fund will continue to be run by the four other co-managers Dan Chamby, David Clayton, Kent Hogshire, and Russ […]