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.
Gary Shaughnessy, head of Fidelity's retail business, is leaving the firm to become chief executive of Zurich's UK life business.
The FSA is to look into charges levied by UK fund management groups after its head of investments policy queried why they had been rising in recent years.
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.
M&G tops both retail sales lists as investors seek out bond funds, while BlackRock's active and passive vehicles also prove popular.
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.
AXA Investment Managers' Richard Marwood says understanding how asset classes react differently to various market conditions is the key to real portfolio diversification.
Strategic bond sales soared in December as equity funds suffered a poor end to the year, according to the latest figures from platform Cofunds.
PSigma Investment Management is relaunching its discretionary management service as the firm looks to capitalise on the adviser community's preference for outsourcing solutions ahead of the retail distribution review (RDR).
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.
The Investment Management Association (IMA) consulted just four IFAs about the overhaul of its Managed sector model.
HSBC Global Asset Management (GAM) is to launch three low-cost portfolios, offering access to global equity and bond markets as well as alternative investments.
Net retail fund sales for July fell to their lowest level since October 2008 while equity funds saw net outflows for the first time in over two years.
OBSR's Marianne Weller and Diane Earnshaw examine three funds in the diverse Cautious Managed sector.
Juan Nevado & Tony Finding, co managers of the M&G Cautious Multi Asset fund, say investors should look beyond the headlines for buying opportunities.
Premier Asset Management has renamed its Absolute Growth fund and switched its IMA sector classification to more adequately reflect the fund's new investment remit.