Investment Trusts Cut Fees and Raise Dividends

NEWS YOU CAN USE: This month - Aberdeen, JP Morgan and Invesco Perpetual cut investment trust fees while the FCA launched review of fund platforms

Emma Simon 27 July, 2017 | 2:21PM

There was a wave of investment trust announcements this month: with new listings, changes to dividend policies, and a number of fee reductions on leading trusts. Elsewhere many fund managers are still digesting the wide-ranging industry reforms proposed by the Financial Conduct Authority at the end of June. The FCA published further details about its related review of fund supermarkets and platforms.

Watchdog Investigates Fund Platforms

The FCA has set out the terms of its investigation into fund platforms and supermarkets – announced as part of last month’s review into the asset management industry. This market study will focus on whether the platforms — which have grown exponentially in recent years – offer consumers value for money.

This ‘broad scope’ investigation will also look at wealth managers, bank and life companies, as well as more online fund platforms.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Aberdeen Emerging Markets Ord440.70 GBP-2.07
Invesco Perp Select UK Equity Ord112.00 GBP0.00
JPMorgan American Ord347.04 GBP-5.18
Martin Currie Asia Unconstrained Ord  
Residential Secure Income83.88 GBP-3.03
Royal London Sustainable Leaders C Acc203.50 GBP0.20
ScotGems58.25 GBP0.00

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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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