Net retail sales of UK domiciled funds reached £2.1bn in April, the highest level since April last year and well above levels seen over the last nine months.
Fund providers are preparing for the RDR deadline at the end of the year by launching share classes without commission and platform fees.
Franklin Templeton is to close two of its UK OEICs and merge away two others following a review of its UK domiciled fund range.
Allianz Global Investors is to launch a range of risk-rated multi-asset funds in response to growing demand for "outcome-orientated" solutions.
F&C Asset Management has reported £7.2bn of net outflows for 2011, during a tough year for the group as activist investor Edward Bramson seeks to turnaround the firm's fortunes.
Simon Ellis, managing director of Legal & General Investments, explains why index funds should not be viewed as the poorer relation of their active cousins and why investors are no longer using them to just tap into developed market growth.
Investment trusts have substantially outperformed unit trusts and OEICs over the past decade, according to research.
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M&G Investments' Alex Odd has entered Bestinvest's infamous list of "dog funds", alongside offerings from Standard Life and SWIP, after his £1.2bn M&G Dividend fund underperformed its benchmark substanitally.
M&G tops both retail sales lists as investors seek out bond funds, while BlackRock's active and passive vehicles also prove popular.
Guinness Asset Management has launched a new share class across its fund range, becoming the latest firm to gear up for RDR with the launch of a ‘clean fee' structure.
Frank Potaczek of Close Brothers Asset Management looks at how passive investing has evolved and asks whether active index tracking is the future.
Net retail sales slumped nearly 40% last year to their lowest level in three years, according the IMA's annual figures.
Here's a New Year puzzle for you. Funds A and B have an AMC 1.5%, but fund A's trading costs are lower. So which is better value for money? Which is better value?
First State's Martin Lau has beaten stars including Invesco Perpetual's Neil Woodford and Neptune's Robin Geffen to see his Greater China Growth fund ranked the most consistent performer over the three years to the end of 2011.
Equity funds experienced their highest ever outflows of retail money in November as investors pulled out their cash in droves amid the ongoing eurozone crisis.
Fund launches reached a decade low last year as groups held back new products in the face of market volatility.
Ian Henderson is to step down as manager of the £2bn JPM Natural Resources fund in January 2012, to be replaced by Neil Gregson.
An asset manager best known for winning a Sunday Times fantasy fund manager competition before establishing his own investment business has outperformed every one of his peers over the last three months, as markets suffered.
Investors can expect substantial returns if market movements in the second half of the year resemble the first, says Philip Saunders, manager, Investec Global Strategic Managed fund.
Maria Merricks investigates the introduction of low-cost actively managed funds.