Asset managers expect to bear millions in Mifid II research costs

Asset managers could see the cost of analyst research averaging $10m for every $10bn of equity assets under management when the new Mifid II rules take effect in January. Under the new regulation, asset managers will be required to separate the cost of research from portfolio transaction costs. According to a survey by the CFA […]


Your top 5 queries about chargeable events

So far this year, members of Canada Life’s ican technical team have answered over 3,000 queries from advisers on a wide variety of subjects. One of the main topics of conversation has been chargeable events, and below are the top 5 most common queries. No. 1. Entitlement to personal allowances The growth in the value […]


Aviva platform ditches Woodford for Threadneedle

Aviva has ditched Woodford Equity Income for a Threadneedle alternative in its investment range for pension customers following recent disappointing performance from the star fund manager. The move impacts approximately £30m of assets held by customers who chose alternatives to Aviva’s default funds. Customers with advisers will still be able to invest in the fund […]


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