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.
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 […]
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.
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 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 […]
Jelf Employee Benefits has given its initial thoughts on the chancellor’s 2014 Autumn Statement. The company is seeking to isolate the sections of the speech (and the supporting document) that are relevant to the employee benefits debate. The first such area is pensions related.
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Royal Bank of Scotland has joined rivals like HSBC in launching an automated investment advice service for more than five million customers. The bank claims to be the first bank in the UK to launch a “fully regulated” robo-advice service, which will be under its NatWest brand. The service, live from Monday, is targeted at […]
There is nearly £8.5bn in “drifted” legacy UK equity income funds that have underperformed against the sector over the past decade, research has found. As the fund management industry awaits Mifid II next year, Morningstar has analysed the competitive UK Equity Income sector on behalf of Money Marketing and found about 10 per cent of the sector’s […]
Old Mutual Global Investors has appointed Freddie Woolfe head of responsible investment and stewardship, reporting into chief executive Richard Buxton. Woolfe joins from Newton Investment Management, where he was a responsible investment analyst primarily covering the healthcare and technology, media and telecommunications sectors. Previously he held roles at Hermes Equity Ownership Services and HSBC. Woolfe will […]