John Ions, chief executive of Liontrust, has warned asset managers they face a threat from the growing power of distributors as Retail Distribution Review implementation approaches.
SEI has appointed Kevin Addison as managing director, head of UK asset management distribution.
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has expressed concerns about the use of distribution deals to circumvent rules banning the payment of commission.
IFAs have welcomed Scottish Widows' plan to re-enter the IFA annuity market as a move they said will boost competition in the sector.
Adrian Gaspar, senior consultant at Defaqto, on how to run due diligence across risk rated and multi-manager funds
Pointon York has signed distribution deals with platforms, networks and intermediaries after reporting a loss for 2011.
An oft-cited reason for selecting a distributor influenced fund (DIF) over an independent vehicle - that it can mitigate clients' capital gains tax (CGT) liabilities - is not a strong enough standalone reason for recommending it, the FSA has said.
- What client segment or segments will you serve? HNWIs, mass affluent or the mass market?
Steve Lewis, founder of Retirement Partnership, has been hired by LV= as head of distribution for retirement products.
While protection is a healthy business, advisers can expect an "exponential" growth in competion from internet aggregator sites an industry consultant has said.
In the first of a series examining worldwide developments in products, distribution and initiatives, Greg Becker begins by looking at India
Not dead and buried: distributor-influenced funds
Distribution capabilities will become increasingly important for ETF issuers seeking to attract investors as the market grows, according to industry experts.
Peter Lawrence spent 30 years in IT but last year launched his own IFA. At a time of an apparent exodus of advisers this man is going against the grain. This month: Setting up
This week, AT8's Mark Loosmore looks at how this major healthcare provider is using electronic media to deliver its services
Paul Burgin examines the changing world of structured product design, marketing and distribution legislation.
Ed Dymott, head of UK fund partners at Fidelity International, says the fund distribution industry needs to remember disclosure and transparency are not the same thing.
Openwork CEO Martin Davis looks at how networks are positioning themselves in the run up to the RDR.
Legal and General (L&G) has announced a protection distribution agreement with Skipton Building Society.
Double-digit growth is expected for non-advised distribution channels during 2010 as providers try to boost new business, according to Ernst & Young (E&Y).
ETFs must be kept simple in structure for implementing investment strategies, according to industry players.
Source has appointed three salespeople to its pan-European marketing team.