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BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPOINTS NEIL BRADFORD AS CEO OF FE

By Claire Lewis

FE, a leading investment ratings and research agency, today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Neil Bradford as CEO, a newly created role to help position the firm for its next phase of growth. He joined FE on the 11th September 2017.

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UNCERTAIN MACRO OUTLOOK DRIVES LATEST CHANGES TO FE APPROVED FUNDS LIST

By Claire Lewis FE News

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

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UK Gilts Top Sector Charts in Latest FE Passive Crown Rebalance

By Corporate FE News

  • Blackrock takes group top spot
  • Latest FE Passive Crown Rebalance rates global funds for first time
FE, the leading UK investment ratings and research agency, today announced that over half of UK Gilts funds achieved the highly-prized five FE Passive Crown rating at the latest Passive Crown rebalance, compared to just 18% of Global Equities funds. 
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Global Equity Income & UK Gilt Funds Fail to Make the Grade in Latest FE Crown Ratings Rebalance

By Corporate FE News

  • Global Equity Income, UK Gilt and Short Term Money Market funds fail to pick up five Crowns
  • Old Mutual tops the leader board and T.Rowe Price sees biggest positive ratings shift
  • Woodford Equity Income achieves five FE Crowns on first rating

FE’s latest bi-annual Crown ratings rebalance has awarded 317 funds with the highly-prized five FE Crowns, of which 11 are newcomers and 25 have jumped two or more FE Crowns to achieve the top accolade.

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Winning FE Alpha Managers Comment on the Outlook for Alpha Generation

By Corporate

In the wake of voters returning a hung parliament in the UK general election and geopolitical uncertainty broadly expected to continue for the year ahead, FE, the leading UK investment ratings and research agency, has collated investment views from the 2017 winning FE Alpha Managers. The managers comment on the challenges and opportunities they foresee in delivering alpha in the next 12 months, how bullishly or bearishly they are positioning their portfolios and prospects for their respective asset class or sector.

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PRIIPS AND MIFID II REGULATORY CALENDAR

By Mikkel Bates

PRIIPs – Live date 1 January 2018

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Concern over non-complex products under MiFID II

By Mikkel Bates

On 6 June, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its MiFID II and MiFIR Q&As, covering a wide range of topics on the subject of investor protection. 

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FE acquires Money Management and Super Review

By Corporate FE News

Australia’s longest-established specialist financial services publication Money Management together with its sister publication, Super Review, has been acquired by FE, the UK’s leading provider of investment research, software and data to the asset management industry.

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Advice on Risk and Reward

By Corporate

A new research report by FE, a leading UK investment ratings and research agency, finds that most advisers are cautious about engaging with clients to encourage them to change their attitude to risk, even though it could be in their interests to do so.
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FE Highlights the Client Reporting Challenges Facing Advisers Under MiFID II

By Mikkel Bates

FE have released a white paper today  (15 May) which highlights the challenges facing adviser firms in meeting client reporting requirements under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, (MiFID II) - which is to come into effect in January 2018.

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