Financial Express has launched a new Crown Ratings service for funds offering a quantitative system to use alongside other qualitative services and manager ratings.Crown Ratings cover UK authorised unit trusts and Oeics, offshore funds and life and pension funds. It is based on quantitative historical performance measures with funds rated by returns against benchmark, volatility […]
Financial Express has set up its own fund rating service, Crown Ratings. It uses a blend of quantitative and qualitative analytical screens, including measuring a portfolio’s volatility, consistency and returns against its benchmark.
If 2005 was the year of regulation, then 2006 will surely be the year of enforcement. Let us hope so. Initially opposed to mortgage regulation, I still maintain that the MCCB was doing a perfectly good job. The endowment misselling phenomenon wrought regulatory overkill, wherein the then regulator’s own culpability on unrealistic illustrative growth rates went unaccounted for.
Holly Cassell, Assistant Manager of the Neptune UK Opportunities Fund The decision of the Federal Reserve not to raise US interest rates at its September meeting was met with surprise by many, and has been blamed by some as the chief catalyst for the global market volatility that followed. How does this affect the timing […]
A majority of the public do not trust banks and think they were not held accountable for their role in the crash a decade ago according to a survey. A poll of 2,250 adults by YouGov on behalf of campaign group Positive Money shows how badly the legacy of misbehaviour has damaged the reputation of […]
Pension providers will soon have to begin submitting two new sections in their regulatory return to help the FCA monitor evolving risks in the retirement income market. Last year, the regulator set out plans to tighten up its data monitoring in the pensions space to stay on top of potential areas of consumer harm in […]
The FCA has revealed it is pursuing two unregulated introducers involved in the transfer of at least £86m in pension assets from over 2,000 customers. In the watchdog’s monthly round-up, FCA executive director for enforcement and market oversight Mark Steward discusses how the FCA is approaching fraudsters as a new advertising campaign launched earlier in […]