Standard Life's mutual fund platform, Sigma, will offer 75 funds, 60 of which have an S&P research rating. The rated funds include nine from Jupiter, seven from Invesco Perpetual and five from Fidelity and DWS. Standard Life Investments has the most with 12 while Newton and Schroders have five and four respectively. The platform opens in April.
Michael Philips proprietor Michael Both does not welcome the introduction of the menu. He believes the depolarisation proposal itself is flawed and will cause consumers more confusion over whether they are speaking to a tied, independent or partially tied adviser. He thinks the new recommendations will only add to the confusion. Both says: “If the […]
Tilney is bringing its American growth fund onshore as part of its strategy to establish itself as a mutual fund provider in the UK retail market. The fund will be available as a sub-fund of Tilney's UK Oeic. It has been run since launch in 1996 by Nicholas Roe-Ely, supported by Jane Drake. Roe-Ely says […]
Consumers will quickly turn into astute financial services “connoisseurs” by 2008, forecasts a report from Mori Market Dynamics. Managing director Jon Francis says more education from sources such as media coverage, the internet, Government and product providers will substantially increase consumer knowledge in the next four years. Francis believes this will change the landscape of […]
London & Capital is listing its property fund to make it eligible for Sipp and Ssas investment. It says this is the first in a series of moves designed to increase London & Capital's UK onshore business significantly through IFAs and other intermediaries. The fund has seen a return of 14.75 per cent since its […]
Peter Saacke, Artemis’ CIO, suggests what may lie ahead and explains how volatility suits stockpickers.
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The property sector has been in the spotlight since Brexit, when redemptions led to gating of funds. Both the FCA and Bank of England have since reviewed the liquidity mismatch between funds and their underlying assets. While weaker sterling encouraged institutional money into the asset class, the UK’s snap general election led to a disappointing […]
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Former Lloyds Banking Group chief executive Eric Daniels is taking the bank to court over failure to pay bonuses amounting to hundreds of thousands of pounds. Daniels is joined by former head of wholesale banking Truett Tate in High Court legal claims filed this month, according to the Times, which understands that the suit relates […]