Which are the best and worst-performing emerging market funds?

The Global Emerging Markets sector houses funds that invest 80 per cent or more of their assets in equities from emerging market countries as defined by the relevant FTSE or MSCI Emerging Markets and Frontier indices. The maximum frontier equity exposure is restricted to 20 per cent of the total fund.

There is £21.6bn of assets under management in the Global Emerging Markets sector. Over one year, 28 funds in the sector saw inflows while 23 suffered outflows, with one remaining static. In May, the sector saw £130.2m in net retail sales, the highest level in seven months.


AV rancour poses threat to financial services legislation

The Government’s radical reform of financial services regulation would be left in limbo if the coalition splits following the alternative vote referendum. In the run-up to the AV referendum this week, the LibDem and Conservative camps have become increasingly acrimonious in campaigning. LibDem deputy prime minister Nick Clegg said the no campaign is based on […]


FSA rules out Aifa call for fairer fees

The FSA has ruled out carrying out further research into how adviser fees are calculated, despite comprehensive feedback from Aifa which says the current system is not proportionate. In a consultation paper on regulatory fees and levies, published today, the FSA says it cannot justify carrying out a further review of fees and costs for […]


Standard Life appoints new platform chief

Standard Life has appointed Chris Divito as head of platform distribution. Divito (pictured) replaces Steven Sands who has taken up the role of business development director. Divito has been with the firm for 14 years and has held a number of roles within the distribution division. Standard Life managing director, retail take to market Ronnie […]


How much are advisers charging for pension transfers?

Defined benefit pension transfer charges are being put under the microscope again as the regulator turns over more potential conflicts of interest. With the British Steel Pension Scheme the latest to dominate headlines and the FCA ready to interrogate further as it extends its review to include all firms authorised to give pension transfer advice, […]


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