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Best Investment Fund Group: Vanguard

As a company that majors on its low-cost proposition, it is no surprise that cost was a major driver behind advisers picking Vanguard as the winner of the Best Investment Fund Group award. However advisers also like the fact Vanguard is delivering “solid performance” and its diversified multi-asset range. One adviser said: “Vanguard is cost-effective and has a good range and great adviser support. Just a really nice company.”

The Money Marketing advisory backed Vanguard as the winner, saying: “Vanguard is on a roll when it comes to sustained, incremental improvements to their business, both in terms of service proposition and value.”



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Alliance Trust in £5bn merger talks with Rothschild fund

Alliance Trust has confirmed that it is in talks over a £5bn merger with RIT Capital Partners. The investment group says it has had an informal approach from RIT, an investment trust chaired by Lord Rothschild, but added no further details. The combined firms would be worth around £5bn, as Alliance is valued at £2.6bn […]


Vertical integration: It’s about fund flows, stupid

Who wants to become the new St James’s Place? According to industry analyst Ned Cazalet, Old Mutual Wealth does, as does Standard Life, as do all the other traditional life companies making a bid to reinvent themselves. Cazalet’s insightful reports (or “provocations” as I have alternatively heard them called) have form in making providers and […]

Auto enrolment – so far so good?

Jamie Clark – Business Development Manager The recent report from the Pensions Policy Institute demonstrates the sheer scale of auto-enrolment so far and what we can expect in the future. We’ve pulled out the key information to save you reading the full report. Auto enrolment in numbers Sources: Pensions Policy Institute, The Future Book: Unravelling […]


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