An academic research paper has found evidence that mutual fund managers misclassify their holdings, resulting in "pervasive misclassifications across the universe of US fixed income mutual funds by Morningstar, who relies on these reported holdings".
The paper, Don't take their word for it: The Misclassification of Bond Mutual Funds, by professors Huaizhi Chen, Lauren Cohen and Umit Gurun, claims to be the first systematic study comparing fund reported...
Consultation on future of sector launched
Latest figures from IA
$17trn of debt is now ‘paying’ a negative yield
Third highest monthly figure since 1993
'Cannot normalise this level of loss'
There is no shortage of IFA firms looking to sell up, writes Daniel Baade. However, the big question is how to finance the acquisition of IFA or wealth management firms...
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