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.

Nov 16, 2017

TradingETFs have multiple uses. Nick Fitzpatrick looks at some of these and finds out how ETF usage is developing as the market matures.

Nov 16, 2017

…that’s the ratio of traded passive to active equities. The statistic is significant given the ‘bull market’ in ETFs and the supposed risk around this, our panel hears. Plus, smart beta and the rise of active ETFs.