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New analysis reveals swing pricing dampens outflows in underperforming funds as Vanguard and Jupiter become the latest asset managers to introduce the pricing model. In addition, swing pricing has a limited effect during stress episodes despite liquidity mismatch being one of the issues the model aims to address, the Bank of International Settlements research says. Swing pricing […]

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Performance fees will test active managers’ faith

Advisers, and clients, don’t mind paying more for active funds. Provided they perform, that is. Active evangelists will pitch it as a simple dichotomy: you pay us more because we make you more. But what happens when they don’t? What is the mechanism that actually holds managers accountable? They get paid regardless. The fundamental philosophy […]

Have advisers got it wrong on customer experience?

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Consolidator AFH acquires Cornwall adviser in 13th deal of the year

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