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?

Advisers and networks are charging wildly different prices for advising on defined benefit to defined contribution pension transfers, Money Marketing research suggests. As well as a split between charging on a time cost or percentage basis, some firms appear to be charging as much as two times more than others. Firms that offer pension transfer […]

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Investment ideas to power returns

We believe the most exciting stockmarket opportunities today are in those places where a new generation of leaders are successfully transforming economies and companies in favour of investors. In a new investment guide and website, which is suitable for use with your clients, we set out our views on these reformers. Click here to find […]


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