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4 years, 200 projects, 1000s of respondents and Europe….

10/03/2017

We’re celebrating – we’ve just completed our 200th research project and our 4th year in business.

To the many thousands of individuals who’ve given up their time to talk to us, taken part in one of our focus groups or our online surveys – your thoughts, ideas and responses are making a massive difference. And to all of our clients, we hope we continue to bring clarity, direction, opportunity and help to make your business better! We now work with more than 30 asset managers, platforms and life companies across the UK and Europe.

Many thanks for your continued support.

To anyone who has a business in financial services and hasn’t spoken to RiF yet, our number is: +44(0) 207 104 2235 or email.

Through our panels Research in Finance has unique access to the following:

Retail audiences:

  • Private investors
  • Wealth managers
  • Financial advisers
  • Paraplanners
  • Discretionary fund managers
  • Fund of fund managers

Institutional investment influencers in DB/DC:

  • Pension scheme managers
  • Pension scheme CIOs
  • Trustees
  • Consultants
  • Independent trustees

Our broad experience ensures that by using a combination of methodologies we are able to help with:

  • Media and communication
  • Brand awareness
  • Benchmarking and competitive analysis
  • Product concept, development, testing and suitability

New for 2017

Following the success of UKIMS (UK Institutional Market Study), we are also pleased to announce the imminent launch of EIMS (European Institutional Market Study).

Across Europe pension funds, their fund managers and governments are facing challenges associated with ageing societies combined with economic environments that make yields and returns harder to come by than historically has been typical. Policy makers and regulators are responding with measures to increase reliance on private and workplace savings in retirement.

Through a mixture of quantitative surveys and further in-depth qualitative interviews with key respondents, EIMS will focus on key European pension markets on a country by country basis launching with the Netherlands and Germany.  We believe a market specific approach is required to take into account up-to-date and upcoming regional developments in pensions legislation and regulation (eg: the growth of insurance-based APF schemes in the Netherlands and ongoing German DC retirement liberalisation).

Adele Gray, Research Director

Email Adele for more information

UK Institutional Market Study Wave 2 (UKIMS) – book your presentation

07/02/2017

We are pleased to announce that the fieldwork for Wave 2 of UKIMS has been completed and the analysis of a record number of responses has begun in earnest.

As always with this study only those individuals that have an active role in making investment decisions for pension schemes are considered.

Schemes and advisers to schemes across both DB and DC ranging from £50 million to over £10 billion expressed their views on a number of areas such as:

  • How their allocations to various asset classes is likely to change in the coming 12 months
  • Their perceived market leading investment managers across asset classes
  • Scheme use of diversified growth funds, how that might change in the future and what features matter when considering DGF options
  • How they expect to change their allocations to alternatives over the coming 12 monthsTheir use of passive funds and the direction of travel
  • Current sentiment towards fiduciary managers and insight into the process for appointing one
  • Key selection criteria for investment managers, preferred fee structures and databases use
  • The most important aspects of service and support from investment managers and current levels of satisfaction
  • Investment managers are communicating with them particularly well, and what is it that they’re doing right
  • Where they source investment ideas and market views
  • Their favoured magazines, websites, events and online communities

and lots more…

The research is invaluable to any investment manager wishing to grow its institutional presence in the UK. Specifically, it will help you to:

  • Establish awareness of your brand and offering in the institutional space, and build on this over time
  • Better understand the support needs of scheme individuals
  • Produce communication and thought leadership content that is on-message and most likely to be read
  • Tailor communication efforts to the specific audience, be it a pension trustee or a manager researcher at one of the major consultancies

We are currently booking presentations from the end of February 2017.

If you would be interested in becoming a stakeholder in this study please contact Richard Ley or Toby Finden-Crofts for costs and further details.

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