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Investment Strategy

The two ‘pure’ consultants lay down law on fees

The two major asset consulting firms which do not have related funds management operations, Frontier Investment Consulting and Watson Wyatt, made strong statements on fee reform last month. Frontier managing director, Fiona Trafford-Walker, emailed every manager in the firm’s database on October 21, setting out its support for a “flat dollar fee, with an annual […]
Investment Strategy

The two ‘pure’ consultants lay down law on fees

The two major asset consulting firms which do not have related funds management operations, Frontier Investment Consulting and Watson Wyatt, made strong statements on fee reform last month. Frontier managing director, Fiona Trafford-Walker, emailed every manager in the firm’s database on October 21, setting out its support for a “flat dollar fee, with an annual […]
Hedge Funds

The power of platforms in a consolidating world

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Hedge Funds

The power of platforms in a consolidating world

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Retirement Income Crisis

Investment banks have become major direct service providers to private client and retail investor portfolios, mostly through their structured products. Yet they are conspicuous by their absence from wholesale manager menus. MICHAEL BAILEY examines whether the banks’ transactional culture can become acceptable to conservative superannuation funds, and whether they might find their biggest role in […]
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