Europe

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Baillie Gifford cuts management fees on 20 funds

Baillie Gifford has slashed annual management charges by up to 10 basis points across its UK Oeics and Irish Ucits funds. Key changes include the Baillie Gifford European fund, reduced from 0.65 per cent to 0.55 per cent, and the Baillie Gifford Japanese fund down from 0.65 per cent to 0.60 per cent. The asset […]

Robo firms struggle to enter auto-enrolment market

Online wealth managers have struggled to enter the UK auto-enrolment market because of high costs and legislation and are now looking elsewhere for opportunities. Moneyfarm chief financial officer Paolo Savini Nicci tells Money Marketing the firm has no plans to get involved in auto-enrolment, because of a “crowded” marketplace, relatively low account values and high costs. […]

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John Chatfeild-Roberts: Balancing investment risk as the Brexit clock ticks

Investors should capture performance in the good times, but also manage risks in our challenging global economic and political environment When a letter signed by Prime Minister Theresa May was delivered to President of the European Council Donald Tusk at the end of March, it formally triggered the now-famous Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and started the […]

Sector focus: Why European banks are exciting investors again

European markets have recently seen a rotation into value areas, away from growth or high quality stocks. This is evident just by looking at the MSCI Europe Growth index versus the MSCI Europe Value index, with the former having risen only 13.3 per cent in 2016 compared to the latter’s 24.4 per cent. There are […]

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Which big names have dropped out of top 10 fund group list?

Franklin Templeton, M&G and Pimco are no longer among the top 10 largest asset managers in Europe following a period of underperformance and continued outflows. Emerging markets group Franklin Templeton was the third largest fund house in Europe by assets under management in 2013, but has now dropped to 15th position, the Financial Times reports. […]