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Brexit and the investment fund industry
Financial services were almost completely excluded from the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the UK and the EU that was finalised on 24 December 2020. However, there are some specific elements that affect the legal structure and marketing of UK and EU investment funds now.
Eight ways we helped Financial advisers in 2020
With a 55% increase in the use of FE Analytics during the market downturn of February and March, it’s clear that Financial Advisers are relying on and trusting our services. Below are eight ways that we helped Financial Advisers in 2020. FOR ADVISER USE ONLY.
The biggest changes to Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) since their launch in 1999
The first set of voluntary Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) was introduced in 1999 by the CFA Institute. They have previously been updated in 2005 and 2010, while the latest update in 2020 is the most significant to date.
Spotlight on the Spanish fund market
Spain is becoming an increasingly attractive market for both Spanish and non-Spanish investors alike and is a growing area of interest for all aspects of the fund ecosystem, from fund managers, to distributors, to intermediaries and to the end investor.
Choosing the right investment strategy
The debate over whether active is better than passive investing is an old one, with views firmly embedded on both sides. In this article we take a fresh look at the debate and consider whether a ‘hybrid’ strategy could provide a more suitable alternative. FOR ADVISER USE ONLY.
2021 Global Fund Management Regulatory Outlook
Mikkel Bates, Regulatory Manager at FE fundinfo, reflects on the regulations that did and did not go to plan this year in light of the global pandemic, and how the fund management industry is placed to face new regulatory changes in 2021.
Celebrating three-years of the Responsibly Managed Portfolios
This week marked the third anniversary of FE Investments’ Responsibly Managed Portfolios. Launched in 2017 when ESG solutions from discretionary managed portfolio providers were in their infancy, the range is designed to offer a pragmatic balance between managing risk and returns, while investing for good. FOR ADVISER USE ONLY
Reconnecting, remarketing & retargeting - Mergers & Acquisitions in asset management
It’s not a revolutionary move when a business participates in a merger or company acquisition. With the aim of strengthening their distribution reach and growing AUM, we see market movements like this in the fund management industry regularly.
You can’t manage what you can’t measure
Selecting your client’s investments is just the beginning of your work as their adviser. Arguably, the greater and more time-consuming part of the process is in the monitoring and review of their portfolios to ensure they are progressing towards their chosen financial goals.
Spotlight on the Italian Fund Market
Italy is becoming an increasingly attractive market for both Italian and non-Italian investors alike and is a growing area of interest for all aspects of the fund ecosystem, from fund managers, to distributors, to intermediaries and the end investor. Find out more about the current situation and challenges of the Italian fund market.