View more on these topics

Fee fears

The equity markets have tumbled in recent weeks. No one would necessarily blame the way fund managers are remunerated. It is driven by oil prices, fears about inflation and global uncertainty.

But Iimia’s Nick Greenwood says that with such market uncer-tainty, many managers may be taking profits and he is concerned that, in some cases, they may be doing so prematurely because of the way they are paid, particularly those driving the market from hedge funds.

Some fund managers may be getting too much of a good thing and living in performance-related heaven at very generous levels. Of course, performance-related fees look good on paper for aligning fund manager and investor interests but in this case there can be too much of a good thing.

Recommended

Bupa looks to January for full protection launch

Bupa Individual Protection will be looking at an early December launch of its protection proposition with online capabilities to 26 soft partners. A full launch follows in the first week of January. Phase one will concentrate on critical illness and life while phase two will introduce the expert underwriting system with further protection products.

CML questions mortgage regulation on its first anniversary

A year after the introduction of statutory FSA mortgage regulation, the CML argues that the costs of regulation have greatly exceeded original estimates.It also says has doubts as to whether the anticipated benefits of regulation have been achieved yet.With transitional costs estimated to be about double the FSA’s original expectations, this raises a question as […]

Absolutely fabulous?

Rising demand for absolute return funds has raised concerns among some industry commentators that they may not live up to their hype, says Nicola York

Newsletter

News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up

Comments

    Leave a comment

    Close

    Why register with Money Marketing ?

    Providing trusted insight for professional advisers.  Since 1985 Money Marketing has helped promote and analyse the financial adviser community in the UK and continues to be the trusted industry brand for independent insight and advice.

    News & analysis delivered directly to your inbox
    Register today to receive our range of news alerts including daily and weekly briefings

    Money Marketing Events
    Be the first to hear about our industry leading conferences, awards, roundtables and more.

    Research and insight
    Take part in and see the results of Money Marketing's flagship investigations into industry trends.

    Have your say
    Only registered users can post comments. As the voice of the adviser community, our content generates robust debate. Sign up today and make your voice heard.

    Register now

    Having problems?

    Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3712

    Lines are open Monday to Friday 9:00am -5.00pm

    Email: customerservices@moneymarketing.com