View more on these topics

M-link streams ahead with fund debate online

Misys Interactive Trading says it is “leading the way” by offering IFAs

free access to video-streamed interviews with top fund managers as part of

its online service m-link, which starts on May 19.

Gartmore will be the first fund manager to appear on the screens. There

will be big players on the technical side, likely to include Jupiter,

Fidelity and Perpetual.

M-link users will be able to access a video recording of leading fund

managers discussing sectors and shareholdings. The video clips will be

updated monthly and will tie in with the publication of 50 text reports

each month from top fund managers which will be free to m-link users.

The video service is provided through a link-up with www.ii-q.com, a

Euromoney Institutional Investor company focusing on multimedia investment

coverage.

MIT editor-in-chief Paul Charles says: “This is good news for IFAs and

fund managers. I do not know of anyone else offering this service. IFAs can

show their clients up-to-date information from leading fund managers beamed

directly to their desktops.

“Fund managers will have the opportunity to explain their funds on screen.

It is not direct advertising but surely it will help. It is a free service

to m-link users and there is no catch.”

Recommended

Standard Life policyholders join mutuality debate

Standard Life policyholders have launched an Internet based campaign to aide the fight against demutualisation.The Standard Life Independent Members Organisation hopes to persuade other policyholders that floating on the stock market is not in the best long term interests of investors and Standard Life should remain a mutual.The fight to force conversion is being led […]

IFAs and life offices slam pension sharing deadline

The Pension Schemes Office is under fire from IFAs and life offices overits deadline for the inclusion of pension sharing on divorce provisions fornew schemes.The deadline for the new provisions, which must be included in all newpersonal pensions and occupational schemes, has been set for this week.But providers and IFAs were only made aware of […]

A good crop on the pharm

Picture a world where there are double the number of people between 40 and75 than at present, a world where these people consume five times moremedicines than younger people and where an increasing number of diseasesand medical conditions are curable.The year 2050 or beyond?No, this could happen within the next 20 years.Such is the pace […]

Warning as IFAs push for more commission

IFAs could be shooting themselves in the foot with demands for ever highercommission, claims Andersen Consulting.The claims come as IFA network Countrywide and national IFA Towry Law aredemanding that life offices pay them more commission.Countrywide&#39s owner Misys is also believed to be flexing its collectivemuscle after bringing together four networks to hammer out a futurebusiness […]

Graphic Content – August

Given the release of employment data from the US on 5 August, we wanted to focus on employment data in this month’s Graphic Content. The Graphic Content below shows us that young and middle-aged workers were hit the hardest by the Great Recession and have never caught up. Since the job market started to recover […]

Newsletter

News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up

Comments

    Leave a comment