Scottish Widows sticks with Standard Life Aberdeen for retirement funds launch

Scottish Widows will continue to temporarily employ Aberdeen Standard Investments for its fund management business as it launches a new range of retirement funds. The company has built a variant of its existing pension portfolio fund range and is targeting investors in drawdown. It will keep Aberdeen Standard’s expertise to manage the passive bond part […]


Editor’s note: Brexit views boil down to business for advisers

In the public’s imagination, the stereotypical adviser is, lamentably, a middle-aged, middle-class white man running a traditional business. That traditional business, Joe Public would assert, probably comes with a traditional world-view when it comes to issues like immigration, sovereignty and European “bureaucracy”. The results of a Money Marketing research project canvassing adviser views on Brexit […]

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Fidelity reverses plans to charge clients for research

Fidelity International has reversed plans to charge for research under Mifid II after feedback from clients. The £239bn asset manager revealed it planned to implement a Research Payment Account approach as part of its overhaul of fees, announced in October, when it revealed it was adopting a ‘variable management fee’ model. The RPA approach involves paying for […]


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