AIC: Shunning of investment trusts a ‘market failure’

AIC: Shunning of investment trusts a ‘market failure’...

The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has urged the FCA to improve competition and tackle a ‘market failure’ in the asset management industry.

Published : 24, Feb 2017
Fresh EM inflows as funds continue winning streak

Fresh EM inflows as funds continue winning streak...

Rising commodity prices and assurance of continued low interest rates saw emerging market equity funds welcome fresh inflows for the seventh week running, their longest winning streak since last September.

Published : 24, Feb 2017
BNP Paribas poaches Barclays man for multi-asset role

BNP Paribas poaches Barclays man for multi-asset...

Guillermo Felices has joined the Colin Graham-led BNP Paribas Investment Partners’ Multi Asset Solutions team as a senior market strategist.

Published : 24, Feb 2017
Canaccord appointment bolsters south-east Asia expansion plans

Canaccord appointment bolsters south-east Asia...

Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management (CGWM) has announced the appointment of David Scammell to its UK international sales team.

Published : 24, Feb 2017
Woodford says there are ‘bigger challenges than Brexit’

Woodford says there are ‘bigger challenges than...

Neil Woodford is gearing up to launch his third fund at a time when he sees “more opportunities than he has in a long time” for UK equities, but there are “bigger challenges than Brexit” to contend with.

Published : 23, Feb 2017
Quarter of UK income funds depend on single stock for tenth of yield – Geffen

Quarter of UK income funds depend on single stock...

A quarter of all UK equity income funds depend on just one stock to deliver more than 10% of their yield, according to “staggering” research outlined by Neptune Investment Management chief executive Robin Geffen.

Published : 22, Feb 2017
Trusts switching in droves to quarterly dividends

Trusts switching in droves to quarterly dividends...

Yield-hungry investors have had their demands met by an increasing number of investment companies paying out quarterly dividends, new research from the Association of Investment Companies has shown.

Published : 22, Feb 2017
Chelsea FS names and shames global funds in ‘RedZone’

Chelsea FS names and shames global funds in ‘RedZone’...

Global equity and bond funds were the worst performing category over the last three years, with 39 funds listed in Chelsea Financial Service’s latest RedZone table.

Published : 22, Feb 2017
Julius Baer expands UK footprint

Julius Baer expands UK footprint

Swiss private bank Julius Baer has made three new appointments to its London team as part of ambitious plans to grow its UK operation.

Published : 22, Feb 2017
US private sector slows after election bounce

US private sector slows after election bounce

Private sector growth slipped back from the highs of January as the post-election bounce seen across the US economy was reined in.

Published : 21, Feb 2017
Boards’ ‘lack of conviction’ does not sit well with investors - Canaccord

Boards’ ‘lack of conviction’ does not sit well...

Action is still needed to improve the “apparent lack of conviction” of some boards who do not hold shares in the investment company they oversee, according to Canaccord Genuity’s latest ‘Skin in the Game’ report.

Published : 21, Feb 2017
IBOSS slashes active holdings; brings down OCFs

IBOSS slashes active holdings; brings down OCFs...

Boutique multi-manager IBOSS AM has dramatically cut its portfolios’ exposure to active managers, reducing its OCFs in the process.

Published : 21, Feb 2017
Rowan Dartington makes double wealth manager hire

Rowan Dartington makes double wealth manager hire...

Rowan Dartington has hired investment managers to its teams in London and Manchester.

Published : 21, Feb 2017
Brooks Macdonald signs up to Panacea DFM service

Brooks Macdonald signs up to Panacea DFM service...

Brooks Macdonald has become the first discretionary fund manager to sign up to Panacea Adviser, an online resource for financial advisers and paraplanners.

Published : 20, Feb 2017
Half of CEOs plotting new alliances in profit push

Half of CEOs plotting new alliances in profit...

More than half of chief executives are planning new alliances or joint ventures in 2017 to help bolster profits according to a new survey of the asset and wealth management industry.

Published : 20, Feb 2017
River and Mercantile tops FundCalibre index

River and Mercantile tops FundCalibre index

River and Mercantile Asset Management has topped FundCalibre’s Fund Management Equity Index 2017 with a five-year average outperformance of 51.33% as their value style returns to favour.

Published : 20, Feb 2017
Waverton plucks fund selection head from John Duffield’s Brompton AM

Waverton plucks fund selection head from John...

Waverton Investment Management has confirmed former Brompton Asset Management man Luke Hyde-Smith will take the reins of its third party fund selection operation effective immediately.

Published : 20, Feb 2017
Industry demands health warnings and fee clarity in FCA responses

Industry demands health warnings and fee clarity...

Early reactions to the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) Asset Management Market Study are calling for ‘health warnings’ over fees, simpler communications and enhanced governance of fund manager boards.

Published : 20, Feb 2017
Woodford “well-positioned” despite continued slump

Woodford “well-positioned” despite continued slump...

Neil Woodford’s Equity Income Fund is still “well-positioned” to deliver attractive long-term returns, despite trailing the UK market in January, his firm said in an update for investors.

Published : 17, Feb 2017
Retail sales slip to muddy economic waters

Retail sales slip to muddy economic waters

Retail sales in the United Kingdom slipped in January to undershoot forecasts, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Published : 17, Feb 2017

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