Some 34% of client portfolios are being outsourced to discretionary fund managers (DFMs), up from 28% in 2011, according to research released today.
FE Research has launched a range of 15 risk-targeted portfolios to aid advisers in the run up to the Retail Distribution Review (RDR).
Asset management firms outsourcing parts of their investment process may be abdicating their responsibility to the consumer, according to the Financial Services Authority (FSA).
J. P. Morgan Asset Management is to develop an investment outsourcing proposition for financial advisers.
Aegon UK is in exclusive talks with third-party specialists Serco regarding outsourcing the administration of its protection business.
Novia has expanded its discretionary fund manager range with the addition of stockbroker EFG Harris Allday to the platform.
Friends Life has announced completion of the outsourcing on IT and Customer Service functions of its UK Heritage business.
Gary Potter, co-head of Thames River Capital, explains how outsourcing to a multi-manager can boost your business' profitability
There are five investment processes your firm can offer in a post-RDR world
How to vet DFMs before outsourcing your investment function...
Graham Coxell, chief executive of Rowan Dartington, explains why offering clients direct positions in combination with multi-manager solutions adds another layer of diversification...
Fraser Donaldson, insight analyst for funds at Defaqto, says discretionary fund managers (DFMs) are actively targeting the IFA market and providing another choice for advisers.
Multi-manager outsourcing solutions have suffered a decline in popularity as advisers turn to discretionary managers who have seized the opportunity presented by regulatory change to grab market share.
Business consultant Steve Billingham weighs up the pros (mainly) and cons of outsourcing
The question of outsourcing investment decisions is a hot topic for advisers with RDR looming.
Jason Britton, chief investment officer at T. Bailey, explains why outsourcing to a multi-manager is RDR-friendly.
Outsourcing investment decisions has become a popular trend in the run up to RDR. Yet plenty of advisers are eager to keep control of this part of their business.
MetLife has signed a ten year service contract with outsourcing provider Capita Group as part of its expansion drive.
Fraser Donaldson, Defaqto's insight analyst for funds, looks at the key outsourcing considerations for IFAs.