Bloomberg and Tradeweb charge 'unreasonable’ connectivity fees, two platforms claim
Risk Derivatives Clearing: buy-side firms expect clearing costs to rise
New boss at consultant, John Claisse, to focus on liquid alts research
Lax due diligence and heroic top-down positions highlighted too
Fees lower but flow diversification raises firm valuations
Costs have fallen already, but investors demand better deals
Topping the regulator's list of priorities for 2014 is ensuring that US brokers make adequate enquiries before offering complex products to retail investors
Mapping the future
Hedge fund management fees on average are rising while incentive fees fall. However, FoHF performance fees are rising as management fees drop, according to a fee structure study by eVestment
Putting theory into practice
Hedge funds can lock in favourable rates for prime brokerage services as competition forces banks to rethink pricing, says former BlackRock managing director David Geffen who now runs a consultancy
Merchant Capital structured product investors to pay up to £600 as Reyker takes over plan management
Merchant Capital structured products investors are due to be charged hefty fees at product maturity as custodian Reyker Securities takes over as plan manager.
The RDR effect
The Structured Products IFA Survey 2012
Trade of the month: the impact of RDR on structured products
Linda Woodall, head of investments at the UK Financial Services Authority talks about the balance between consumer protection and the need to police financial advisers ahead of the Retail Distribution Review
What price advice?
As with any competitive market, fee levels are influenced to a large degree by the market, since a product cannot normally hide high fees and appear competitive.
The success of any structured product issued in the retail market is partly determined by the fee structure, in which fees are generally taken in three ways – first in the commission level paid to the broker or adviser, second in the the fee charged by…