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Investors can still cash in on a rocky US election

Trying to guess the outcome of a national vote is becoming a fool’s errand. Even many of the people who voted for Brexit did not think it would happen. Now we have all learned to be wary it seems no one is willing to take a punt on the US election. In the lead up […]

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FCA urged to scrutinise platform and IFA charges

Regulators should focus on platforms and other intermediaries, not just asset managers, when they take aim at fee transparency, experts argue. Speaking at a Transparency Task Force debate last week, Newton head of defined contribution Catherine Doyle claimed regulators need to examine the complex layers of fees around investment platforms, and not just point the finger at asset […]

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Jupiter breaks £40bn AUM mark despite investment trust outflows

Net inflows of £789m in the third quarter have helped take the Jupiter’s assets under management to £40.4bn. Absolute return, fixed income and global emerging market strategies saw “significant” inflows, according to interim results. Chief executive Maarten Slendebroek says: “This has been achieved against a backdrop of market uncertainty following the UK referendum. Alongside these flows, we […]

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