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FCA to reveal final rules for asset managers

The FCA is to publish its final verdict on the UK asset management market next week. In its final report on the asset management market, published in June, the regulator proposed a series of reforms, including an “all-in fee” for funds, greater clarity on charges and easier switching into better-value share classes for retail investors. Along with the report, […]

European fund managers report record inflows

Investors poured a record €566bn (£504bn) into active funds sold across Europe in 2017, despite mounting pressures from lower cost passive funds, new figures show. Data provider Broadridge says the stimulative bond buying program from the European Central Bank and strong growth in corporate sales helped fund sales increase 80 per cent compared to the […]

M&G merges funds after manager departs

M&G is merging its Global Leaders fund into the Global Themes fund in the wake of a review resulting from fund manager Aled Smith’s decision to step down. The proposed merger has been approved by the regulator but is still subject to approval from shareholders. The Global Themes fund will continue to be managed by […]

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Is the hype around electric vehicles justified?

In order to muscle conventional vehicles off the road and become the dominant technology, electric vehicles need to be able to hold their own in three important ways: performance, practicality and affordability. Gail Counihan, Responsible Investment Analyst at Royal London Asset Management, takes a closer look at these three areas. Read the article here Past […]

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