Magazine Issues»June 2020

The first round of the FCA’s ‘Assessment of Value’ regime is over and some firms have reduced fees on certain funds after deciding that value was not always given to the end customer.

Fiona_RintoulThese are crazy times. Faced with a blizzard of challenges, investment managers are seeking new solutions and new ways to dice up the market for clients. One such is the Pictet-Family fund, launched at the beginning of June.

BoxersThe first round of ‘Assessment of Value’ reports in the UK fund management industry reveals wide variation in quality, finds Bob Currie.

It seemed like a great idea at the time, but three years after the merger that created Standard Life Aberdeen, and as a global depression looms, what are the chief executive’s thoughts now? By Mark Latham.

data outsourcingAsset management firms have been slow to adopt data management outsourcing and cloud technology. Although outsourcing is very much in fashion, reservations remain and cyber security is key. Alex Rolandi reports.

Front-office outsourcingThe funds industry recognises that outsourcing front-to-back office operations has proved incredibly resilient to Covid-19, says Leonard Ollier, Head of Business Development for Asset Managers at Societe Generale Securities Services.

PresentGerman investors, including retail, have been cognisant of long-termism and shown little sign of panic in their investment behaviour, finds Fiona Rintoul.

ONE Group looks at Core vs. Non-Core Business Models Post COVID-19.

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