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Fleming in style wars

The race is on to become the UK&#39s biggest style fund manager following Schroders&#39 high-profile entry last week.

Chase Fleming Asset Management has been emailing IFAs to remind them that it pioneered UK style investment almost nine months ago.

The Fleming email says: “As an endorsement of the validity of style investing, we welcome the announcement that Schroders is following our lead with the launch of their own range of style funds.”

Schroders head of corporate communications Nigel Gibson says: “We are not pretending we are the first to launch style funds in the UK. The big difference is we are producing an entire retail range which, to my knowledge, neither Chase Fleming nor anyone else has done.”

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