The Grand Masters of asset management revealed: 42 managers make it into the 2017 FE Hall of Fame

By Corporate

We are pleased to announce that 42 managers have made it into the 2017 FE Alpha Manager Hall of Fame - an elite group of managers who have been consistently FE Alpha-rated over the last seven years.

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FE backs defensive funds in bi-annual rebalance of Approved Funds List

By Claire Lewis

  • Gilts exposure remains essential portfolio insurance against equity market sell-off
  • Absolute Return exposure complemented with additional defensive options
  • Reduced international exposure, increased UK equity exposure

Funds that could help investors protect capital from unpredictable markets and increase portfolio diversification are the focus of the latest bi-annual FE Invest Approved List rebalance.

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FE launches ‘one stop shop’ for advisers researching funds

By Corporate

FE, the UK’s leading investment ratings and research agency, announced on the 23 February that is has launched FE Connect, a service which combines asset managers’ research and insights with fund data, all in one place.  Asset managers registered with FE Connect can now target more than 84% of the top UK advisers with their content through a single channel.

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Big shake up of FE Alpha Managers in 2017 rebalance

By Corporate

There has been a big churn of talent in the 2017 FE Alpha Managers rebalance with the emergence of 56 new Alpha Managers and a cull of 38 managers that previously held the highly coveted status.

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FE acquires Global Funds Registration and Kii Hub

By Corporate

 

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300 funds score top accolade in recent FE Crown Rebalance

By Corporate

FE’s latest bi-annual Crown Ratings rebalance awarded 300 funds with the highly prized five FE Crowns - with 18 previously unrated funds being awarded the top accolade. 

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FE Managing Director Michael Holland writes open letter to ESA chairmen over proposed RTS changes

By Corporate

Michael Holland, Managing Director of FE, has today sent an open letter to the chairmen of the three European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) and to several investment trade publications.

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Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Ratings Review

By Corporate FE in the media

FE supports the focus on increased transparency and the need to ensure that there is no conflict of interest.

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Commission announces 12-month delay to PRIIPs

By Mikkel Bates

At least one prediction has been right today, as the European Commission’s Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis confirmed it has recommended a delay of 12 months to December 2017 for PRIIPs KIDs at its meeting on 9 November.  This means that PRIIPs will go live at the same time as MiFID II, which was itself delayed by a year.

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Victory for Donald Trump

By Rob Gleeson News of the day

In years to come it may be that historians and political commentators look back on 2016 as the year when the rise of anti-establishment politics really began.  Whether it be the vote for Brexit in the UK or the election of Rodgrigo Duterte as Phillipine President.  All this will surely be Trumped, in every sense of the word, by the election of a billionaire reality TV star to the highest political office on the planet.  This pattern may not be ending any time soon with elections due in major economies like France and Germany next year and signs that anti-establishment parties are also polling higher than expected.

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