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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FE supports the focus on increased transparency and the need to ensure that there is no conflict of interest.
The latest provisional agenda for the European Commission, issued on 24 October, shows that the discussion on a possible delay to the PRIIPs regulation has been brought forward from 22 November to 9 November.
At a panel discussion hosted by the Greens and the European Free Alliance at the European Parliament yesterday (19 October), Ugo Bassi of DG FISMA, the Financial Services directorate of the European Commission, was questioned on the timetable for PRIIPs, as the uncertainty is causing big problems and adding to costs across the industry.
The PRIIPs regulations are set to come into effect from 31st December 2016, however, there are several uncertainties around the guidelines, especially since the rejection of the regulatory technical standards (RTS) by the European Parliament.