Professional Fund Buyers Anticipated the Return of Volatility, but Disagree on Portfolio Implications, Finds Natixis Investment Managers Survey

While some investors may have been surprised by turbulent markets at the start of 2018, professional fund buyers have been expecting a spike in volatility. Natixis Investment Managers recently surveyed 200 professional fund buyers who are responsible for selecting the funds included on private bank, insurance, fund of funds, and other retail platforms, and most (eight in ten or 78%) said they had been surprised that volatility had remained so low for so long.

Who topped Lifetime Isa sales in 2017?

More than 90,000 people have taken out a cash Lifetime Isa at Skipton Building Society since the product’s launch one year ago, making Skipton the most popular provider to offer the wrapper.

No Country For Old Men: India Ranks Last Out Of 43 Countries In Global Retirement Index

India ranks 43rd in this year’s GRI out of 43 countries and has the same score compared to last year. Its sub-indices all rank in bottom five

What Do People Want Most From Their Retirement?

What do you think of when you think about retirement?
No more deadlines to meet. No office politics to deal with. No more long commutes on the train.

Fiduciary Rule To Leave Us Mass-Market Investors Stranded, Study Shows

(London, November 2016) The DOL’s fiduciary rule could create a significant advice gap as mass-market investors are left out in the cold by financial advisors, according to a recent study.