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FCA’s Bailey: More work to be done on fees

Andrew Bailey, chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has said despite “big changes” already taking place in the area of fund fees, more work is required from the industry and the regulator.

Opinion: Industry ‘greenwashing’ threatens credibility of responsible investing

The response from asset managers to a critical new report on ethical investing reaffirms some uncomfortable truths for the investment industry, writes David Osfield, portfolio manager of the EdenTree Amity International fund.

Man GLG’s Dixon: Why I welcome the man vs machine debate

Man GLG UK equities manager Henry Dixon talks to Mike Sheen about the impact of Brexit, quantifying pessimism and complacency, and his concerns about the “mounting debt” levels of some UK firms.

Vanguard CEO McNabb warns of ‘decent-sized’ market correction

Vanguard chairman and CEO Bill McNabb has warned markets could see a “decent-sized correction” following recent record highs.

Industry Voice: Deutsche Asset Management – Passive no Marxist threat

With Stuart Kirk, Head of Deutsche Asset Management’s new Global Research Institute: The rise of passive is a phenomenon. Even better, its success is widely considered a good thing, with index vehicles such as exchange traded funds giving...

Charteris launches first bond product for CEO Williams

Charteris Treasury Portfolio Managers has launched its first fixed income vehicle, the HC Charteris Strategic Bond fund.

Industry Voice: Why are VCTs becoming a popular choice for investors?

It’s an exciting time for Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs), set up by the government in 1995 to provide long-term finance to some of the UK’s brightest smaller companies. For people comfortable with the risks of investing in UK smaller...

Merlin shares dive 20% as terrorism threat drives visitors away

Shares in theme park giant Merlin Entertainments are down more than 20% this morning after the firm announced the threat of terrorism was impacting its business with the London attacks earlier this year marking an “inflection point”...

BlackRock launches global equity ESG ETF

BlackRock has launched its eleventh environmental, social and governance (ESG) ETF in Europe, the iShares MSCI World SRI UCITS ETF.

Unicorn to take on research costs ahead of MiFID II changes

Unicorn AM is the latest asset management house to confirm it will be absorbing research costs rather than passing them on to clients when the MiFID II deadline passes at the start of next year.