This week we meet Guy Molcho, the only Octo member who dared to go public with his portfolio (plenty of Octo members are playing in private). Guy works at Global Fund Capital Introduction, a Spanish company specialising in third-party fund distribution in Europe, so he should really know his stuff!
Proponents of the passive, index-tracking approach to equity investing often make their case by underlining the efficiency of stock markets. This is especially true of the US, where research and the speed with which information is translated into price movements can make stock selection a pointless exercise.
In a move that cements its position as a platform for high-net-worth investors and family offices, 7im has cut fees for investors with more than £2m on platform. From 1st April, investors with between £2m and £5m will see their fees fall from 0.15% to 0.08% for assets between £2m and £5m, while those with more than £5m will see fees drop from 0.15% to 0.05% on balances over £5m.
Following the recent release of the FCA’s Investment Platforms Market Study final report, the regulator has launched a consultation on the exit charge issue which will consider either a ban or cap on platform exit fees. The potential ban on the charging of exit fees by platforms will, the regulator believes, improve competition and make it easier for investors to switch platforms. Here we drill down into who charges and who doesn’t in the platform world.
We launched our Fundscape Fantasy Fund League mid-January and this week we kick off our weekly series of meet the manager blog posts. This week it's the Choo Choo Revenue team managed by Jacques Ferreira, a data analyst at Fundscape. Read on to find out why he picked his funds...
Having led the retail sales figures all year, perhaps it was no surprise that the Global sector was overtaken by a mixed asset sector in Q418. Plummeting equity values served to remind investors that stuff goes down as well as up – despite years of outstanding growth, investors took to more hand-wringing than perhaps a three-month downturn warranted. Global is the new black The attractiveness of the Global sector over the years – and the withering of the UK All Companies equivalent – reflects investors and their advisers’ increasing desire to leave decisions on geographical allocation to the manager. However, the sector...
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