Valentina Romeo

Valentina Romeo is the head of investment news at Money Marketing. She was previously investment reporter for both Money Marketing and Fund Strategy. She covers a wide range of issues in the asset management industry and financial market trends. She was previously senior reporter at Private Banker International. She can be reached on or 0207 943 8042.

Investment Uncovered: Miton’s multi-asset stars on finding balance across their range

Miton multi-asset star managers David Jane and Anthony Rayner were keen to emphasise pragmatism when launching their new fund earlier this year. The Balanced Multi-Asset fund completes a four-strong range for the team, sitting alongside its Cautious and Defensive Multi-Asset and Cautious Monthly Income vehicles. The fund launched with a 10 per cent cash position. […]


EIS manager sends Mifid II 10% drop alert

An investment manager offering enterprise investment schemes has alerted investors of a 10 per cent drop in value for one of its portfolios, just over two months after the introduction of Mifid II. Downing, a London-based investment manager, has notified clients and advisers about the drop in value of its Downing Renewables EIS portfolio, which […]


Aberdeen Standard Investments to launch €1bn private equity fund in joint venture

Aberdeen Standard Investments has established a joint venture with Italian investment manager 21Partners to launch a direct €1bn private equity fund. The joint venture, called 21 Aberdeen Standard Investments Limited and made up of six people, will manage a fund targeting “active non-controlling interests” and support growing companies in Europe. The fund, which will launch […]

The future of Standard Life Aberdeen

Distribution head Campbell Fleming is confident the firm can keep huge mandates while ouflows persist Standard Life Aberdeen is optimistic that it can hold on to the £109bn mandate it runs for Scottish Widows as the giant asset manager looks to stem a stream of outflows and build its future. In a wide-ranging interview with […]

European watchdog: No evidence of systemic issue with transaction costs reporting

The European Securities and Markets Authority has not yet seen evidence of systemic disruptions created by new reporting rules on fund costs despite mounting industry pressure for a review. Since 3 January under Mifid II, asset managers have had to reveal and openly state how much they are charging investors when they buy and sell investments […]

Spring Statement: UK GDP revised up for 2018

In today’s Spring Statement Chancellor Philip Hammond announced the forecast for UK GDP in 2018 revising it upwards compared to previous data. Estimates from the Office for Budget Responsibility say the UK economy has grown 1.7 per cent in 2017, compared to the previous forecast of 1.5 per cent announced in the Autumn Budget in November. […]

FCA disclosure panel forms new group with pensions focus

The FCA panel in charge of creating a template to better disclose fund charges and costs has created an additional group to work on the complex data collection in the defined benefit and defined contribution pension space. The institutional disclosure working group, chaired by transparency champion Chris Sier, has published an update on its work saying more needs […]


Warped reflection: FCA sharpens focus on marketing of closet trackers

The FCA has been criticised for not releasing the names of the fund managers involved in its investigation into closet trackers, as investment experts demand more transparency. The FCA revealed on Monday that asset managers have paid back £34m in compensation to investors who were overcharged while using closet tracker funds. The regulator has ordered […]


Fund figures show decline in platforms’ dominance

Platforms’ retail distribution dominance has declined in the past year, according to the latest Investment Association figures. In January, intermediaries including IFAs and wealth managers made gross retail fund sales of £8.1bn, representing an increase in market share of nearly 10 percentage points year-on-year, to 35.7 per cent from 27.4 per cent in January 2017. […]