Competitive Advantage In Fund Management – Easy Win?

Here’s a great article from today’s FTfm talking about funds, fees and platforms. http://on.ft.com/1cLJqbv As any supermarket executive knows, the key to sales is distribution. This is as true for Coco Pops  as it is for raising assets. The influential...

Quantifying the UK Pension Industry’s FX Bill

We’ve decided to try to put some real numbers on the quantum of the FX problem for UK pensioners.  To do this, we’ve taken the data from the Mercer Consulting European Asset Allocation Survey from 2012 and extrapolated for the whole of  the UK Pension...

Thoughts on FX Fixes

Fixes or benchmark rates in FX is certainly the hot topic this week, not least of all because of the suspensions of bank staff and the regulator’s interest in the subject, so we thought we might look more closely at how the ‘fix’ came to be such an...

5 Steps To Controlling FX Costs

Since the advent of the recent Foreign Exchange Fixing Scandal we have been asked how one might execute FX transactions on a fair basis.  We think that avoiding using fixes is important because of the structure of the FX markets – it simply can’t work as...