French insurance giant AXA has announced plans to exit the UK life and savings market, starting with the sale of its wrap platform business to Standard Life. The move follows the company’s strategic review into UK life and savings market and will see the firm refocus its UK operations into “property & casualty, health and […]
Architas Multi-Manager Limited, part of AXA, has launched the Diversified Real Assets Fund, its first product targeting the UK wholesale and institutional market. The fund will be managed by Architas CIO Caspar Rock (pictured), with support from analysts Harry Darke and Solomon Nevins. The strategy will look to provide investors with exposure to real assets, […]
AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has made the 54 funds in its AXA World Funds range more easily accessible to UK retail investors by registering them for sale in the UK and gaining UK Reporting Fund Status (RFS).
Nigel Thomas, fund manager of the AXA Framlington UK Select Opportunities Fund provides an outlook of the British market.
Mark Hargraves, manager of the AXA Framlington European Fund, shares his latest views on European equities.
Barclays has enhanced its discretionary portfolio management (DPM) service making it available on AXA Wealth’s Elevate platform.
Platforms promise easier and cheaper administration of client assets, as well as support for business models in the wake of RDR. Yet it is not certain that the UK experience can be transferred to the rest of Europe.
Octopus Investments, a UK firm specialising in mainly venture capital trust investments, has reunited a former multi manager team that worked together at Barclays with its latest hire.