Nearly one in three (29 per cent) advisers will advise and transact defined benefit to defined contribution transfers for insistent clients, FCA data has revealed. In addition, nearly half (47 per cent) will advise and transact safeguarded benefits work even against their recommendation. An FCA survey of around 200 advisers conducted to inform the financial […]
Five large fund management groups are among those challenging boardroom pay as the battle between blue-chip companies and their investors heats up. Research compiled by data analysis firm Proxy Insight for The Telegraph, shows “rebel investor” Fidelity Worldwide is the most aggressive on pay and has voted against 32.9 per cent of policies, followed by Aviva […]
The strong dollar is hurting exporters, but the domestic economy is growing, the banks are strong and consumers are paying off their debts, says Cormac Weldon, head of Artemis’ US team.
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Experts have questioned whether passive investing could eventually dominate over active, as reports warn of big fund houses quickly expanding their foothold in global indices. Bank of America Merrill Lynch recently flagged that active managers could be faced with a potential “ETF-ization” of the S&P 500 as US giant Vanguard doubled its stake in the index since […]
An ETF has doubled the returns of the average active US equity fund, becoming the top fund in the sector over a 10-year period, analysis from BMO Global Asset Management shows. The £1bn Powershares EQQQ Nasdaq-100 UCITS ETF has delivered 364.6 per cent over the last 10 years compared to 160.7 per cent for the average […]
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