Uncertainty Leads to Fund Management Shake-Up

NEWS YOU CAN USE: The proposed merger between Standard Life and Aberdeen, Scottish Mortgage cuts fees and a new fund launch targets gender diversity

Emma Simon 31 March, 2017 | 10:45AM

The big investment news this month has been the proposed merger between Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management. But March has been a busy month, with a handful of fund launches and a wave of investment trust announcements. In addition, up to 20 equity income funds are expected to be re-admitted the Investment Association’s Equity Income sector, after the organisation announced a long overdue rule change.

Merger to Create New Fund Management Force

Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management a confirmed they are in merger talks. The current chief executives of each firm, Keith Skeoch and Martin Gilbert, would become co-chief executives of the new larger company.

This proposed consolidation follows similar moves by Henderson and Janus last year.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Alliance Trust Ord986.05 GBP0.51
AXAWF Framlington Women Empwrmt FCap EUR153.16 EUR1.30
Fidelity Asian Smaller Coms A-Acc-EUR30.17 EUR0.49
Invesco UK Eq High Inc UK Inc319.73 GBP0.68
Invesco UK Equity Inc UK Inc1,255.36 GBP0.65
Polar Capital Glb Healthcare Ord262.11 GBP1.59
Rathbone Income R Acc1,637.62 GBP0.45
Schroder Income Acc95.59 GBP0.39
Scottish Mortgage Ord1,255.21 GBP0.82

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Emma Simon

Emma Simon  is a financial journalist, specialising in investment and consumer issues, writing for Morningstar.co.uk

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