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FundsNetwork adds Hawksmoor to DFMs range

Fidelity FundsNetwork has added Hawksmoor Investment Management’s model portfolios to its discretionary fund management service.

Advisers using FundsNetwork now have access to Hawksmoor’s service which becomes the third DFM available on the platform alongside Ingenious and Vestra Wealth.

Fidelity says it intends to add further DFMs to the platform over the coming year in the lead up to RDR.

Fidelity FundsNetwork head of sales Paul Richards says: “Model portfolios and discretionary management are becoming increasingly popular with advisers and over the course of this year we will continue to extend the range of discretionary mangers available on the platform.”


ASA probes claims in Unison pension ads

The Advertising Standards Authority has launched an investigation into claims about public sector pensions made in a series of Unison adverts. The three ads contained claims from Unison about the impact of proposed changes to public sector pensions on individual workers and ran in the national press on November 30 as hundreds of thousands of […]


Govt has made ‘no savings’ from public sector retirement age hike

The Government has made no savings by increasing the retirement age for public sector workers to 67, independent pensions consultant John Ralfe says. Ralfe’s analysis suggests the savings to the tax payer from aligning the retirement ages of public sector workers with the state pension age will be offset by improved accrual rates and above-inflation […]

Summit and nothing

Alot of hope was invested in the December summit of European Union leaders. Alas, it was a triumph of hope over experience. After almost 18 months of talking shop and tinkering, one might have expected the market to have developed a stronger sense of cynicism. In the end, little of substance emerged from the meeting […]


ABI, unions and charities increase pressure over LTC funding

The leaders of 47 organisations including the Association of British Insurers and various charities and unions are calling on the Government and other party leaders to find a consensus on the funding of long-term care. The letter is signed by ABI chief executive Otto Thoresen (pictured) as well as Trades Union Congress general secretary Brendan […]

State of the markets: UK equity income

Artemis Income Fund manager Nick Shenton discusses the state of the UK equity income market with journalist Alexis Xydias. With the first three months of 2015 showing strong returns for both the Artemis Income Fund and UK markets generally, Nick Shenton discusses the fund’s top contributors – including overseas holdings Novartis and Bayer – and […]


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