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
Alliance Trust Ord809.33 GBP2.06
AXAWF Framlington Women Empwrmt FCap EUR126.53 EUR1.44
Fidelity Asian Smaller Coms A-Acc-EUR22.03 EUR0.60
Invesco High Income UK Inc278.40 GBP1.92
Invesco Income UK Inc1,090.01 GBP1.82
Polar Capital Glb Healthcare Ord243.00 GBP0.00
Rathbone Income R Acc1,350.88 GBP2.18
Schroder Income Acc72.56 GBP3.12
Scottish Mortgage Ord919.72 GBP2.88

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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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