Dec 11, 2017

Richard_GarlandInvestec’s Richard Garland talks to Tim Steele about an industry adjusting to fee pressure and which is now at a Napster-style inflection point.

Dec 11, 2017

Ucits has brought a great deal of fund harmonisation but distribution is still hampered by product differences at a country level – crucially in the retirement market.

Dec 07, 2017

RegulationsThe clock is ticking for the January 3, 2018, introduction of MiFID II – the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive – and the UK’s trade body for pension schemes has issued a guide for members.

Dec 06, 2017

Contract_handshakeDutch pension scheme Ahold Pensioenfonds has appointed BNP Paribas Securities Services as global custodian.

Dec 04, 2017

BitcoinThe blockchain revolution within the funds sector began in earnest this week after Calastone, which operates a transaction network for mutual funds, said it would start migrating its core technology to the new digital infrastructure about a year from now.

Dec 04, 2017

Fees_risingFund transaction fees can be much higher than their quoted ongoing charge figures (OCFs) suggest, research has found.

Dec 01, 2017

Financial regulationUK consultants may have to restructure the way they sell their fiduciary offerings thanks to “unprecedented levels of regulation”, a report said.

Nov 29, 2017

Under_reviewFour UK asset managers who stand accused of colluding on prices for flotations and a share placement have said they will co-operate with an investigation into the allegations by UK’s financial regulator.

Nov 28, 2017

Active vs passive investingAlmost three quarters (72%) of European market traders believe that the trend towards passive investment at the expense of active management will continue next year, according to a survey.

Nov 20, 2017

broker researchAsset management firms that continue to charge clients for third-party securities research may find themselves in a minority of 15%, a survey indicated.