Increased research requirements for independent advisers post-2012 are prompting many to look at outsourcing an element of their investment process to discretionary managers and model portfolios. What are the options for IFAs, and what is the FSA making of this move by advisers to limit their investment liability?
Kleinwort Benson signs model portfolio deal with Distribution Technology
Experts suggest oil price moves can illustrate impact of geopolitical tensions.
Affluent investors are choosing discretionary over advisory when it comes to investment management, according to research.
An Essex-based adviser who started out by offering his wealthy clients a tailored range of risk-rated portfolios has created a portfolio management...
The evolutionary process of RDR is still ongoing, but advisers’ choice of supposedly bespoke portfolios is not meeting advisers’ changing...
Some 54 per cent of advisers outsource to a discretionary fund manager to reduce potential exposure to regulatory risk, research has found.
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Advertorial: OCM integrates their own risk profiling and advising techniques into partner firms.
Defaqto Outsourcing Update: Trusts’ flexibility can produce strong returns, but within a very different risk profile.
For advisers, cutting costs and outsourcing is all part of doing business in the post-RDR world
Defaqto Outsourcing Update: What does an adviser need to consider when asset allocating through a multi-asset fund?
The cost of running a DFM on a platform could be as much as 1.86 per cent before adviser fees
Defaqto Outsourcing Update: Getting under the bonnet of the alternatives used by multi-asset funds.
New service has been developed in response to growing demand for compliance support.
Brewin Dolphin has posted a profit before tax of £21.4m for the half year to the end of March, up from £6.8m for the same period a year ago.