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FE merges with Fund Info and F2C

Under new ownership, the three research firms aim to connect 800 asset managers with at 3,000 fund distributors, the majority of which are wealth managers, platforms and private banks.

FE, Fund Info and F2C will combine to form a single, integrated company, which will “play to their complementary capabilities”, Neil Bradford, FE’s CEO, said in a note.

“We will become a firm of more than 600 employees, with offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, London, Zurich, Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Berlin, Dublin, Chennai, Brno, and with a presence in France, Spain, New Zealand and New York,” he said.

UK-headquartered FE, which was founded in 2006, provides investment data, software and performance analysis to financial advisers, asset managers and institutions, according to the note. It has operations in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, India and the Czech Republic.

FE is a data partner of Fund Selector Asia.

Zurich-headquartered Fund Info, which was launched in 2005, hosts a library of fund documents and provides fund groups in Europe and Asia with a range of services for publishing and disseminating fund information, according to the note.

Luxembourg-headquartered F2C, which was also launched in 2005, is recognised for its fund data management platform, Publi Fund.

The combined firm will be announcing its expanded range of capabilities next year, FE’s Bradford said, noting that there will not be “any big changes today.

“If you are a client of both FE and Fund Info or F2C, please continue to work with us in the usual way via your account manager and customer service teams. You don’t need to change the way in which you send data to us,” he said.

 

 

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