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John Chatfeild-Roberts: EU faces significant political choices

Italy could end up being a bigger problem for the union than Greece If investors didn’t experience enough of a frisson of danger from emerging markets, when the economies of Venezuela, Argentina and Turkey all suffered extreme strain, now Italy is setting everyone on edge in its own inimitable style. Italy’s coalition government, comprising those […]

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The true cost of leaving a DFM

Exit fees can mean advisers are hit with high and unpredictable costs, but are they justified?   Many advisers have been caught out with the unexpected burdens that come with trying to leave a platform, and an increasing number of them are looking into the potential pitfalls that exiting discretionary fund manager services could bring as […]

Equilibrium on why in-house trumps DFMs for investments

Equilibrium Asset Management partner and investment manager Mike Deverell explains why the company’s in-house approach to investing compares favourably against the use of DFMs What does your investment management approach look like? We run our investment management in-house. We focus on asset allocation and buy collective investments including open-ended investment companies, unit trusts, some exchange-traded […]

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Architas UK net inflows drop 70%

Architas UK has seen inflows drop by just over 70 per cent in the first half of the year. The Axa-owned asset manager reported £152m net inflows for the first six months of 2018, compared with £546m in the first half of 2017. Globally, Architas’s net inflows dropped to €797m (£710.6m) in the first half […]

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Old Mutual global equities head: ‘We are looking for quality, not cheap stocks’

Old Mutual global equities head Ian Heslop has cautioned against managers pinning their hopes to interest rate predictions, as he suggests that the value investing style could still play second fiddle to growth for some time to come. In an interview with the Telegraph, Heslop says that investors trying to forecast metrics like interest rates, […]

Fund pickers cut Aberdeen Standard Investments from portfolios

Fund selectors are reassessing or excluding Aberdeen Standard Investments funds in their portfolios, as questions remain around how the investment teams will pan out post-merger. Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management completed their £11bn mega-merger in August. At that time there were around 168 funds from the groups in the Investment Association sectors to be […]