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Pru looks at developing its own wrap

Prudential is looking at developing its own wrap but says it will monitor the market before making any decisions. If it goes ahead, it says it will adopt a model that involves third parties sharing costs.

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Baring set to join trend of higher fund charges

Baring Asset Management has been called greedy after saying it is likely to follow Credit Suisse and Threadneedle in raising management charges. Baring marketing director Ian Pascal says his firm is looking at raising the charges on some of its funds, arguing that the increase is needed because the costs of running a fund management […]

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Ninety-two per cent of IFAs say they intend to retain their independent status within the depolarised market. This is one of the main findings of The Exchange’s 2005 technology index, which surveyed 300 IFAs via the Exweb portal. The figure shows that the independent sector is here to stay.

Severn says FSA is a slow-moving glacier

Progress in the relationship between IFAs and the FSA has been a case of one step forward and two steps back, Aifa director general David Severn told Money Marketing roadshow delegates last week.

Goy Harris Cartwright in fixed-weight revamp

Goy Harris Cartwright is relaunching its managed portfolio service as a range of fixed-weight portfolios with a new risk-grading system and a 1.25 per cent annual management charge. The system is intended to make it easier for clients to choose the strategy that is best suited to their investment needs and appetite for risk. Three […]

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