Groups renew push for sub-sectors after IMA Absolute Return revamp


Fund groups have renewed their calls for sub-divisions within the Absolute Return peer group, after the Investment Management Association (IMA) revealed its long-awaited review of the sector last week.

The trade body is to rename the sector ‘Targeted Absolute Return' as part of a package of measures including a new sector definition and the potential to kick out underperforming funds (see box below)....

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