Old Broad Street Research (OBSR) has launched an international fund ratings service providing advisers, wealth managers, international life companies and platforms will access to independent mutual fund research.
The independent funds research firm's service supports clients seeking internationally available, regulated mutual funds from around the world.
It focuses on identifying, researching and rating mutual funds across a range of asset classes managed by the top fund managers irrespective of their location.
The launch of OBSR's international business follows its acquisition of the offshore research business, Crosby Forsyth Research, in later 2008.
Richard Romer-Lee, research director, OSBR, says the firm's mark of quality will carried through to internationally-based funds.
"We maintain our rigorous independence by not charging fund managers to research their funds."
"Our research team is unrivalled in terms of knowledge and expertise which enables us to seek out the best fund managers globally then filter the market with our investment criteria to create the meaningful qualitative research for which OBSR is renowned," he says.
OBSR conducts over 2,000 one-to-one meetings with fund mangers each year and undertakes quarterly assessment of rated funds to ensure they are delivering their objectives.IFAonline
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