Retirement study

PLSA’s retirement living standards survey reveals changes since lockdown living

PLSA’s retirement living standards survey reveals changes since lockdown living

More money for eating out, a higher personal grooming budget and the inclusion of a Netflix subscription are among the changes to the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association’s Retirement Living Standards in the first update of the rules of thumb for retirement spending since they were established two years ago.

In My Opinion

Investing + Influencing: How will the story end?

Investing + Influencing: How will the story end?

Russell Andrews, Global Head of Advice Solutions, SEI Asset Management Distribution, writes that when news broke of the surprising surge of trading activity in the newly-termed ‘meme stocks’, it turned a small yet growing trend of social media-influenced trading patterns into a media phenomenon and a mainstream talking point. Since then, the debate has raged, and even regulators have weighed in. But the question remains: how will the story end?

ETF EXPRESS/ASSET TV VIDEO

ESG and crypto dominate thematic ETFs

ESG and crypto dominate thematic ETFs

Wealth Adviser's sister title ETF Express features the first in a new series of videos with Asset TV on ETFs, opening with the thematic panel, featuring Allan Lane from Algo-Chain, creator of ETF model portfolios; Hector McNeil of ETF white labelling firm HANetf; Thomas Bailey, ETF editor from Interactive Investor and David Barfoot from thematic ETF issuer Rize ETFs.

EFAMA report

Fund managers retain only 41 per cent of the total cost paid by retail investors, EFAMA finds

Fund managers retain only 41 per cent of the total cost paid by retail investors, EFAMA finds

The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has today released its latest Market Insights report, Perspective on the costs of UCITS. The full report breaks down the costs of UCITS, focusing on the fees charged for the different services provided along the investment fund value chain and distinguishing between the product cost for which fund managers are directly responsible, and the total cost of ownership borne by consumers, which includes the product cost as well as the costs of distribution and advice.