News 17 Jul 18
Carrick targets ultra-wealthy with family office launch
South Africa advisory firm Carrick Wealth has set up a family office to cater to the “unique needs” of ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWIs).
Model portfolio risk labels ‘dangerously naive’
The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has taken aim at risk-targeted model portfolios in its platforms study, which has sparked calls for platform providers to re-evaluate “subjective” branding and the amount of information they disclose.
Royal London AM targets IFAs and 5% with income bond fund
Looking to exploit the inefficiencies inherent in credit markets, Royal London Asset Management will launch a monthly income bond fund later this year aimed at advisers and targeting an income of 5%.
Blackrock and Schroders frontrunners for £109bn Lloyds mandate
Asset managers Blackrock and Schroders are the rumoured frontrunners to oversee £109bn ($144.3bn, €123.5bn) for Lloyd’s Banking Group (LBG), after its contract with Standard Life Aberdeen was terminated earlier this year.
News 16 Jul 18
Taking a hedge fund mentality to online wealth management
Negativity around robo and investment technology a few years ago prompted former hedge fund executives Ian Cadby and Jonathan Wauton to get into the online wealth management space, culminating in the launch of platform Tiller on Monday.
Nick Train: Value was a 20th-century phenomenon
Finsbury Growth & Income mananger Nick Train has played down stretched price-to-earnings ratios on companies like Hargreaves Lansdown as he warns digital disruption could mean value investing is consigned to the last century.