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Setting a new standard for Investment Company due diligence information

AssetQ, the World’s largest platform for independent digital fund due diligence information has launched an investment company service as the first step to consolidating information on all collective investment instrument types. The new service will help fund selectors to access detailed operational due diligence information from a single consolidated platform.  The service has been launched...
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Fidelity has chosen AssetQ

We are delighted to announce that, following its own market analysis, FIL Investment Management Limited (Fidelity) has chosen AssetQ as fund due diligence provider for its platform fund governance and oversight. Fidelity has been able to start using AssetQ instantly and is integrating the system into its current fund platform due diligence process for the...
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Are your funds likely to become suspended?

Fund suspensions are nothing new and unfortunately such incidents will continue to happen in the future.  Naturally when a fund does suspend, this can invalidate a whole client portfolio from a suitability perspective, leaving organisations liable for the advice they provide. Remarkably access to the relevant information to spot an impending fund suspension has never been...
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Fund DD provider hires former Pictet salesman

Global Wealth Management People Moves June 2019 Fund DD provider hires former Pictet salesman Former Pictet and Goldman salesman Paul Gaston has taken on the position of commercial director at AssetQ. AssetQ, owned by SigMacity, is a depository of fund due diligence information. Mr Gaston will work with IFAs and investment managers to build the...
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Raising the bar: Inside AssetQ’s due diligence database

Raising the bar: Inside AssetQ’s due diligence database   The evidence is there that fund providers and fund selectors want a single platform for fund due diligence information. All seem to agree the gathering of due diligence information, which is a key aspect of the fund selection and the ongoing investment checking process, is time...
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Wisdom before the horse has bolted – the value of qualitative data

The mainstream news was quick to publicise the suspension of Woodford Equity Income fund yesterday following a significant redemption request from Kent County Council. News article here While recent performance of the fund had been less than stellar, the signals that might indicate these suspensions are often qualitative factors or data points that are not...
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