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    1. October 3, 2014

      Online challenge to wealth manager fees

      A number of new online investment platforms are challenging the dominance of traditional wealth managers by offering...

    2. January 31, 2014

      Lifting the lid on the secrets of ETFs

      Imagine investing in an exchange traded fund is like buying a car. When an institutional investor walks into a showroom, he...

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    1. Investing in commodities

      Caution is the watchword even if there is a strong long-term case to be bullish...
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    1. November 15, 2013

      Take care when choosing alternative route

      Since the 1970s financial academics have pointed out the flaws in market capitalisation-weighted equity indices. There is...

    2. November 3, 2013

      UK asset managers fear bar on use of client money will hit profits

      Any move to bar UK-based asset managers from using investors’ money to pay for broker research could cut industry-wide...

    3. October 20, 2013

      Fold or hold as Woodford exits Invesco

      Concerns that investors will follow “star” fund manager Neil Woodford out the door at Invesco Perpetual pose an acute...

    4. September 6, 2013

      Battle lines drawn over ‘leaky pipes’

      Plumbing problems, broken pipes and blockages – it would be easy to think the exchange traded fund sector had become the...

    5. September 6, 2013

      Smart beta ‘bandwagon’ triggers alarm

      Smart beta exchange traded funds have pulled in significant assets this year, but concern is brewing over misuse of the...

    6. February 6, 2013

      MPs support campaign for fee transparency

      UK parliamentarians expressed their support for the “True and Fair” campaign for an end to hidden costs and charges in the...

    7. October 5, 2012

      Transparency means seeing the wood and trees

      It’s with some trepidation that I approach the subject of fund fees this week. My predecessor as Money editor wrote...

    8. September 10, 2012

      The Luddites being irritated by the ETF discovery

      From Mr Alan Miller. Sir, The excellent article by John Gapper, “Protect the virtue of exchange traded funds” (September 6)...

    9. August 3, 2012

      Fees threat to low-cost funds

      Popular, low-cost funds could become more expensive following the introduction of new European rules, warn experts. The...

    10. March 2, 2012

      Evangelist rises to the challenge on fees

      Alan Miller is not exactly a shrinking violet. He’s a highly articulate investment manager whose various campaigns are...

    11. February 22, 2012

      Deutsche Bank and SCM launch active ETF

      Deutsche Bank and SCM Private, the asset management group, have teamed up to launch an actively managed multi-asset exchange...

    12. February 3, 2012

      Call for fund fees ‘labelling’

      Private investors will be able to compare the full cost of investing in different funds, under two proposals for improving...

    13. December 4, 2011

      Precious metals ETPs shine amid outflows

      The exchange traded commodity market has become a story in two parts over the past few months. While assets held within...

    14. November 27, 2011

      A welcome departure from the norm

      When I first met Nigel Legge, co-founder and former chief executive of Liontrust, to hear about his plans for a new asset...

    15. November 20, 2011

      Pension funds hide £3.1bn costs, says study

      Pension funds are hiding £3.1bn in annual costs from investors through “excessive” trading that creates little performance...

    16. November 18, 2011

      Opaque practice of securities lending faces scrutiny

      The winds of change are blowing through the securities lending industry. Widely recognised as essential for the efficient...

    17. November 4, 2011

      Investors pay a high price for new listings

      Investors in tracker funds have been warned they could be overpaying for shares in companies entering the FTSE All-Share...

    18. September 16, 2011

      UBS scandal highlights risks of ETFs

      News that Kweku Adoboli, a director of exchange traded funds (ETFs) at UBS, was charged this week with fraud amid a £1.3bn...

    19. September 8, 2011

      Only greater transparency will allow fund managers to earn clients’ respect

      From Mr Alan Miller. Sir, I refer to the excellent article “Changing attitudes force fund managers to rethink” (September 2)...

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      September 4, 2011

      FTfm on AV

      Some highlights from Monday’s FTfm. US managers are winning fight for European market share US managers accounted for 70% of...

    21. September 4, 2011

      Securities lending: kept from view

      Fund managers stand accused of failing to disclose vital information about the risks they are taking with investors’ money...

    22. August 12, 2011

      History lessons

      A 12 per cent fall in the FTSE 100 index in 10 trading days has made UK equities look as cheap as in 2008, on a range of...

    23. July 3, 2011

      Providers respond to synthetic ETF fears

      Providers of synthetic exchange traded funds fear regulators could impose a ban on selling their products to retail...

    24. July 1, 2011

      Sky’s the limit for fund charges, too

      When it comes to hidden charges, the airline industry could teach fund managers a thing or two (and would no doubt charge...

    25. April 18, 2011

      FSB needs sense of perspective

      From Mr Alan Miller. Sir, With reference to the Financial Stability Board’s note “Potential financial stability risks...

    26. April 1, 2011

      The hidden costs of portfolio turnover

      Investors should be wary of fund managers who turn over their portfolios too much, advisers warn – as they can incur large...

    27. November 26, 2010

      Investors ‘unaware’ of risks with complex ETFs

      Investors are increasingly buying more complex exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that can allow them to hedge their portfolios or...

    28. November 19, 2010

      Tracking the market at a lower cost

      Investors who would opt for a ‘buy and hold’ strategy, rather than trying to time the markets, are increasingly being...

    29. November 5, 2010

      Funds should be more like beans

      Colourful city veteran Terry Smith leapt into the debate over fund costs this week, claiming that the industry was “broken”,...

    30. October 17, 2010

      New players move in on banks’ turf

      An increasing number of small wealth managers are setting up, hoping to attract rich investors fed up with poor performance...

    31. October 9, 2010

      Odey acts over ‘raw deal’ fees

      Crispin Odey, the hedge fund manager, is launching a new wealth management arm to address the “raw deal” that he says...

    32. May 18, 2010

      UHS secures $3.1bn PSI deal

      Universal Health Services has agreed to buy Psychiatric Solutions in a $3.1bn deal that will expand its behavioural...

    33. May 17, 2010

      UHS to buy Psychiatric Solutions for $3.1bn

      Universal Health Services has agreed to buy Psychiatric Solutions in a $3.1bn deal that will expand its behavioural...

    34. November 6, 2009

      Fund charges become a weighty matter

      The higher charges imposed by actively-managed funds are encouraging more private investors to favour passive investing and...

    35. November 6, 2009

      Matthew Vincent: A burning issue for index trackers

      Light the blue touchpaper, and retire to a safe distance. This firework warning – which, tonight, will be as well-studied by...

    36. November 1, 2009

      Call to reveal true fund costs to investors

      The fund management industry seems to have taken to heart the adage that “if you have to ask how much it costs, you can’t...

    37. October 30, 2009

      Matthew Vincent: Total Expenses Robbery

      This newspaper costs £2.50. So, if you paid for it with a £10 note – rather than availing yourself of an FT Weekend or...

    38. October 27, 2009

      Competition rules

      Not all bankers are getting away with it. Neelie Kroes, the European competition commissioner, has forced ING to split...

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