Smith & Williamson latest to embrace AI trend with new fund

Smith & Williamson latest to embrace AI trend...

Smith & Williamson is the latest fund manager to try its hand at the artificial intelligence game, with the launch of a thematic global equity fund.

Published : 23, May 2017
Pension funds’ focus on premium investments has driven up fees 50%

Pension funds’ focus on premium investments has...

The average fee paid by pension fund clients has risen sharply in the last decade as the funds have focused on more expensive investments, according to a report.

Published : 22, May 2017
Watchdog scrutinises Standard Life/Aberdeen deal

Watchdog scrutinises Standard Life/Aberdeen deal...

A government watchdog has announced an investigation into the merger of Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management, to ensure it does not damage competition in the industry.

Published : 22, May 2017
Kames moves to breathe back life into UK Opportunities Fund

Kames moves to breathe back life into UK Opportunities...

Kames Capital has launched a series of measures to reinvigorate its UK Opportunities Fund, including appointing a new co-manager.

Published : 22, May 2017
Warning of ‘volatile summer for markets’ due to Trump and China

Warning of ‘volatile summer for markets’ due to...

Markets could turn volatile this summer as one of the biggest multi-asset investing teams in the City warned its forecasting models were indicating possible trouble ahead.

Published : 22, May 2017
Currency markets wake up to possible Trump impact

Currency markets wake up to possible Trump impact...

For the past several days the dollar has hovered at less than £0.77 to the pound, signalling that markets have “woken up to Trump” risks, according to Architas investment director Adrian Lowcock.

Published : 22, May 2017
Chelsea to offer "something for everyone" with fund range launch

Chelsea to offer "something for everyone" with...

Chelsea Financial Services has launched a new range of four managed funds designed by Darius McDermott and the research team.

Published : 22, May 2017
Old Mutual moves to protect UK Dynamic Equity from excess growth

Old Mutual moves to protect UK Dynamic Equity...

Old Mutual Global Investors has announced measures to reduce inflows of client money into its £540m UK Dynamic Equity fund run by Luke Kerr.

Published : 22, May 2017
AJ Bell grows revenues amid record new client sign-ups

AJ Bell grows revenues amid record new client...

Online savings firm AJ Bell has reported rapid growth in its revenues after it added almost 12,000 customers in the space of six months.

Published : 22, May 2017
Three Julius Baer men take up senior posts at Investec

Three Julius Baer men take up senior posts at...

Three former Julius Baer executives have joined the London office of Investec Wealth & Investment as senior investment directors.

Published : 22, May 2017
Vanguard direct-consumer platform a ‘step change in customer experience’

Vanguard direct-consumer platform a ‘step change...

Vanguard’s new direct-to-consumer platform has been hailed as a potential threat to established investment-distribution giants, in research by Platforum.

Published : 19, May 2017
Aberdeen UK distribution head exits as group prepares for merger

Aberdeen UK distribution head exits as group prepares...

One of Aberdeen Asset Management's most senior salesmen has announced plans to move to Franklin Templeton.

Published : 19, May 2017
Daniel Godfrey to unveil manager line up for People’s Trust next week

Daniel Godfrey to unveil manager line up for People’s...

Former Investment Association chief Daniel Godfrey is set to unveil the full line-up of managers who will run his new investment trust, The People’s Trust, next week.

Published : 19, May 2017
Wisdom Tree offers short-duration SHAG to investors

Wisdom Tree offers short-duration SHAG to investors...

Wisdom Tree has united with Bloomberg Barclays to launch SHAG, an exchange-traded fund (ETF) targeting short-duration US fixed income.

Published : 19, May 2017
Brazilian shares nosedive and market suspended amid bribery scandal

Brazilian shares nosedive and market suspended...

The Brazilian share index has fallen by 9% in a day after the nation’s president became embroiled in a bribery scandal, in its worst fall since 2008.

Published : 19, May 2017
Business lobby in chilly reaction to Tory manifesto

Business lobby in chilly reaction to Tory manifesto...

The UK’s top business lobby group has criticised the focus on reducing net migration in the Conservative Party manifesto.

Published : 19, May 2017
Coombs: Passives are ‘blunt' tools in post-Brexit reality

Coombs: Passives are ‘blunt' tools in post-Brexit...

David Coombs, head of head of multi-asset investments at Rathbones believes passive funds may be inadequate to overcome the challenges arising in the new political climate.

Published : 18, May 2017
FCA finds 40% of advice provides 'unacceptable' disclosure

FCA finds 40% of advice provides 'unacceptable'...

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has found “unacceptable” levels of disclosure in over 40% of the financial advisory sector as it releases the results of its Assessing Suitability Review.

Published : 18, May 2017
Beaufort IM hires ex-Brewin man as investment manager

Beaufort IM hires ex-Brewin man as investment...

Beaufort Investment Management has appointed Peter Cousins to the role of investment manager.

Published : 18, May 2017
Axa launches global short duration fund

Axa launches global short duration fund

Axa Investment Managers (Axa IM) has launched the Global Short Duration Bond fund.

Published : 18, May 2017
Mifid II: What you need to know
Mifid II: What you need...

The new Mifid II regulation casts a wide net in terms...

Three alternative calculations that will make your eyes water
Three alternative calculations...

In this industry, we are spoon-fed statistics every...

Lloyds, L&G and Aviva get Woodford seal of approval
Lloyds, L&G and Aviva...

Legal and General, Lloyds Banking Group and Aviva are...

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