Real estate trade body to launch property funds review

The Association of Real Estate Funds has commissioned a report to assess the the cause and impacts from property fund suspensions following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union. The trade body has asked independent consultant John Forbes to release a study looking into the impacts of the property funds suspensions on clients, the market […]


FCA urged to scrutinise platform and IFA charges

Regulators should focus on platforms and other intermediaries, not just asset managers, when they take aim at fee transparency, experts argue. Speaking at a Transparency Task Force debate last week, Newton head of defined contribution Catherine Doyle claimed regulators need to examine the complex layers of fees around investment platforms, and not just point the finger at asset […]


Nutmeg: ‘We are not threatened by Vanguard’

Online investment manager Nutmeg is not threatened but “excited” at Vanguard’s breakthrough into the UK direct-to-consumer market, Nutmeg chief investment officer Shaun Port says. Earlier this month Money Marketing revealed Vanguard will launch its D2C offering within six months. Port told Money Marketing: “We don’t look this as a threat at all. This is a market […]

What can drive the India story forward?

By Kunal Desai, head of Indian equities, Neptune Since the election of Narendra Modi as prime minister in May 2014, Indian equities have gone on to outperform both developed and emerging markets. A busy period of governmental and economic reforms, a lower oil price and falling political risk have been the primary drivers over this […]


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