James Hay has added four equity tracker funds from State Street global advisers to its wrap platform – Japan, North America, Europe ex UK and Asia Pacific ex Japan. The wrap now has a total of 1,133 funds available.
Bramdean Asset Management’s chief executive has been on the road around the UK giving advisers details of her new venture into alternative investment and its aim to open up private equity and hedge funds to the mass affluent. She also has plans to set up a wealth management service for women in the Middle East. Interview by Gregor Watt.
Market abuse and conflicts of interest continue to be the most significant risks involved with private equity, says the FSA.In the FSA’s feedback to its recent Private Equity discussion paper, the regulator says these two issues will remain the key areas of regulatory focus and its alternative investments supervision team will be conducting further work […]
BNP Paribas and Winterflood Securities have launched two new closed-ended investment funds in conjunction with Harewood Structured Investment PCC Limited.The EURO high income fund aims to deliver high income and capital stability to investors with an annual yield of 7.5 per cent from an equally-weighted portfolio of 20 European shares. It pays income to investors […]
As we hurtle towards the new year, it is worth remembering much of the so-called client-centricity discussed is, in fact, little more than process that will not determine whether you win, lose or draw. Sure, a process needs to be reliable, cost-efficient and to point the right service at the right people. But it is […]
The Association of Member Nominated Trustees and the UK Sustainable Investment Association have urged pension funds to keep an eye on whether their investment consultants’ sustainable investment advice lives up to the minimum service requirements under regulation. The AMNT and UKSIF says consultants should meet minimum requirements as soon as possible so as not to […]