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FE Launches Industry First Tool for Advisers to Access MiFID II Data and Calculate Pre-Sale Charges

By Corporate

LONDON, 09 OCTOBER 2018: FE, the leading investment ratings, research and data provider, announced today the launch of the FE Analytics+ Ex Ante Costs and Charges Calculator, an industry first tool that gives advisers a clear, transparent view of all the pre-sale (ex ante) charges they need to disclose to clients under the MiFID II regulation.

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IA North America funds dominate top performing funds list

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With the third quarter of 2018 at an end, data from FE Analytics shows a dramatic change in the constituents of the top 50 best performing funds over the three quarters of 2018 to date, compared with the last three quarters of 2017. From April to December 2017, not one IA North America fund made the top 50, or even the top 100. In a huge turnaround, this year to date IA North America accounted for 46% of the top 50 best performing funds and 45% of the top 100 funds.

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FE wins at Investment Week Investment Research Awards 2018

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FE is delighted to have won the 'Best Fund Ratings and Research Service' and 'Best Investment Research Site' award at the Investment Week Investment Research Awards 2018 last night.

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FE wins at Schroders UK Platform Awards

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FE is delighted to have won the 'Leading funds data provider' award at the Schroders UK Platform Awards last night. 

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10 Years On: Best Performing Sectors and Funds Since the Collapse of Lehman Brothers

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The collapse of Lehman Brothers on 15th September 2008 was a key milestone in the global financial crisis, teaching investors a painful lesson that nothing is too big to fail. It also provided opportunities; to buy stocks at the bottom and to benefit from what we now know to be the longest bull market run in history.  So, which were the best performing sectors and funds in the decade since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, and why? Here, FE’s research manager, Charles Younes, takes a look at the FE data.

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UK Equities most researched funds amid Brexit uncertainty and threat of ‘no deal’

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With a ‘no deal’ Brexit looking to be a strong possibility, investors are likely feeling anxious about how to position their portfolios. In light of this, we have used FE’s unique Market Intel (MI) tool to see which Investment Association (IA) funds and sectors advisers have been researching recently, as well as the period leading up to the referendum and the two years since (July 2015 to July 2018).

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Cazenove Capital and Parmenion among latest DFMs to commit to model portfolio transparency through FE Transmission

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LONDON, 06 AUGUST 2018: Cazenove Capital, Openwork, Parmenion and Sarasin are the latest model portfolio providers to join FE Transmission, the service which enables advisers to access underlying portfolio data and conduct detailed analysis on the providers they work with.  

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Interest rate rise should not deter investors from UK Gilts

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Charles Younes, FE research manager    

In May, the Bank of England was poised to raise interest rates but decided to hold off at the last moment after a slew of disappointing data. During an April interview with the BBC, Carney reset the expectations for UK Gilts investors, as he was “conscious that there are other meetings over the course of this year.”

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UK Gilts maintain sector dominance in latest FE Passive Crown rebalance

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  • Blackrock (iShares) tops groups table

LONDON, 1 AUGUST 2018: FE, the leading UK investment ratings and research agency, today announced that almost half (46%) of UK Gilts funds and a third of both North American Equities (31%) and Emerging Market Equities (30%) funds achieved the highly-prized five FE Passive Crown Rating at the latest rebalance, whilst no Index-linked Gilts or Sterling Corporate Bond funds achieved the top accolade for a second rebalance in a row.

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China and Asia ex Japan top the sector charts in latest FE Crown Ratings rebalance

By Corporate

  • 40.5% of IA China and IA Asia Pacific ex Japan Funds are 4 or 5 FE Crown rated
  • BlackRock and Schroders share top group spot
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