Managed solutions

        LGIM launches drawdown product to plug post-Budget gap

        Professional Adviser | 22 Sep 2014 | 13:49

        Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM) has launched a multi-asset flexible drawdown product in a bid to help fill the void created by the Budget freedoms.


        Self-sufficient? Why adviser DFMs still need a helping hand

        News that Westbury Asset Management is planning to become a discretionary fund manager (DFM) reignited the debate about the pros and cons of using such a service and the growing pressures on advisers, writes Lawrence Cook.

        Professional Adviser | 18 Sep 2014 | 15:13

        Architas cuts fees on passive multi-asset range

        Architas is the latest group to slash pricing on its range of passive multi-asset funds as the price war in the tracker space continues to rage.

        Professional Adviser | 16 Sep 2014 | 11:53

    Other Managed solutions articles


      Baring Multi-Asset sees AUM halve in a month after managers exit

      The Baring Multi-Asset fund has lost more than half of its assets in a month after Andrew Cole, Percival Stanion and Shaniel Ramjee left the group.

      Professional Adviser | 12 Sep 2014 | 15:50

      Fund Focus: City Financial's Mark Harris on why he is positioned against the consensus

      Mark Harris, manager of the City Financial Multi Asset Balanced fund, tells Maria Merricks about the important role alternatives play within the portfolio...

      Professional Adviser | 12 Sep 2014 | 12:03

      Risk-profiled funds: The perils of the peer group

      James Bateman explains why pitting risk-profiled funds against their sector peers is like comparing apples to oranges...

      Professional Adviser | 12 Sep 2014 | 11:34

      Aviva Investors promotes head of equities Lis to CIO

      Aviva Investors has promoted David Lis to chief investment officer for equities and multi-asset as new chief executive Euan Munro continues to make changes at the group.

      Professional Adviser | 02 Sep 2014 | 16:17

      Novia takes stake in wealth business to boost DFM service

      Wrap platform Novia has formed a strategic partnership with Tavistock by teaming up with Cocoon Investments to acquire a £250,000 stake in the business.

      Professional Adviser | 01 Sep 2014 | 08:48

      IMA: Tracker funds net retail sales highest on record at £532m

      Tracker funds saw net retail sales of £532m in July, the highest level since Investment Management Association (IMA) records began twenty two years ago.

      Professional Adviser | 27 Aug 2014 | 10:18

      IMA considers risk-targeted sectors as number of unclassified funds soars

      The Investment Management Association (IMA) is understood to be looking at a range of sectors for the increasing number of risk-targeted funds which are choosing to remain unclassified.

      Professional Adviser | 26 Aug 2014 | 12:48

      DFM Thomas Miller losses deepen to £574k

      Discretionary fund manager Thomas Miller Investment extended its losses by almost £200,000 last year after investing in the business.

      Professional Adviser | 22 Aug 2014 | 12:43
      Piggy Bank

      Where did the smart money go in July?

      Investors have been withdrawing from higher risk assets but appear stumped over what to do next with the cash. Cherry Reynard reports...

      Professional Adviser | 14 Aug 2014 | 08:00

      Barings multi-asset managers Stanion and Cole quit

      Barings has hired two former Schroders managers to strengthen its investment team after multi-asset managers Andrew Cole, Percival Stanion and Shaniel Ramjee quit the group.

      Professional Adviser | 13 Aug 2014 | 12:35

      Investment Committee Insider: Good (and bad) adviser benchmarks for client portfolios

      Abraham Okusanya examines the adviser conundrum of benchmarking client portfolios...

      Professional Adviser | 12 Aug 2014 | 10:40

      Asset Allocators' Soapbox: Don’t underestimate the threat of inflation

      It may be lingering below the Bank of England’s target but inflation remains a real risk to investors. T.Bailey’s Peter Askew explains how to protect portfolios from its corrosive effects

      Professional Adviser | 08 Aug 2014 | 13:56

      Infrastructure: How sustainable are yields?

      Rising interest rates present a significant risk to this otherwise compelling asset class, writes Robert Salter, investment management director at Brooks Macdonald Asset Management

      Professional Adviser | 08 Aug 2014 | 13:46

      Threadneedle launches multi-asset income fund after pension reforms

      Threadneedle has launched a Global Multi Asset Income fund, to be managed by Toby Nangle, as it seeks to provide an alternative vehicle for retirement assets.

      Professional Adviser | 31 Jul 2014 | 11:51

      Fund Focus: Old Mutual's Stewart Cowley on how to prepare for rising interest rates

      Stewart Cowley, manager of the Old Mutual Managed fund, tells Maria Merricks how he is preparing for a rise in interest rates and bond yields...

      Professional Adviser | 31 Jul 2014 | 08:00

      Risk factor investing: The path to true diversification

      Diversification strategies need to go further than simply picking asset classes perceived uncorrelated. Portfolio risks must be deconstructed on a factor basis instead, explains Franklin Templeton’s Toby Hayes.

      Professional Adviser | 31 Jul 2014 | 07:55

      JOHCM plans multi-asset launch after pension reforms

      JO Hambro Capital Management is considering rolling out a multi-asset range as it looks to benefit from pension reforms, its chief executive has said.

      Professional Adviser | 29 Jul 2014 | 12:07



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