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UK retail funds reach record £871bn

Assets in investment funds have reached a record high of £871bn in 2015 despite ongoing market turmoil, according to the latest figures form the Investment Association. Funds under management have increased by £36bn from 2014, although net retail sales dropped £4bn year-on-year to £17.6bn in 2015. Investment Association interim chief executive Guy Sears says: “Despite market uncertainty surrounding China, […]

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L&G savings head becomes Cofunds chair

Legal & General has promoted Jackie Noakes as managing director of its savings business and chairman of platform Cofunds. Noakes, who joined L&G in 2007, was previously managing director of the mature savings division. The insurer split its savings arm into mature and digital as part of a restructure of the life and pensions business […]

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Leader: Commission debate is more nuanced than you think

Cost and value. The two terms may be interchangeable for some, but when applied to advice they can have very different connotations. The prospect of a return to commission, as first reported in these pages earlier this month, has inevitably prompted a heated debate among advisers and the wider industry. It begs the question: can […]

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European value’s revival in 10 charts

By Rob Burnett, head of European Equities, Neptune Value strategies have historically outperformed their growth counterparts, yet have suffered amid adverse market conditions in recent years. While value’s outperformance has returned, few funds are positioned for it. What’s behind value’s recent resurgence and will it last? View charts here Important information Investment risks Neptune funds […]

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