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Hargreaves chief urges regulators to act on fund fees

Hargreaves Lansdown chief executive Ian Gorham has urged regulators to force asset managers to pass on fewer costs to investors and be more transparent on fund charges. Gorham, who is to depart from Hargreaves next year, says asset managers should not overcharge investors and exclude other costs from the current single fee, such the price […]

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Transact cuts annual charges and threshold

Transact has further cut its charges and reduced the threshold for the level of assets that incur a 0.5 per cent charge. By April, the investment platform will lower its charging threshold for clients being charged 0.5 per cent to £120,000 from £150,000. This was already reduced from £180,000 to £150,000 at the end of 2015. […]

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Nic Cicutti: Tragedy of Govt’s new advice definition

What is regulated financial advice? If you believe the Treasury, the definition of advice should be restricted “so that consumers only receive ‘regulated advice’ when they are offered a personal recommendation for a specific product.” Last week it issued a consultation document proposing to amend the wording of what constitutes regulated advice to align it […]

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Mark Mobius: The booming prospects for emerging markets

While prospects at the start of the year seemed rather dour for emerging markets, resilience has been the story for the sector ever since. Global stockmarkets continued to rise during Q3 amid generally positive macro data and accommodative monetary policy across many regions. Broadly, both emerging and developed equity markets advanced, with the former generally […]

Paying for the long-term – Alternative models of pay

Sophie Johnson, Corporate Governance Analyst at Royal London Asset Management discusses growing concern regarding the alignment of pay in the UK with long-term, sustainable investment performance. She explains why our specialists are open-minded about considering alternative models when it comes to pay and shares an insight into our views and expectations on the matter. Read […]

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