Want to see a transparent UK investing industry? Do this

Posted by Robin Powell on October 14, 2016

Transparent investing.

I wrote the other day about the need for a radically new approach to retirement saving; a system designed for one thing and one thing only, namely better outcomes for end investors.

What we need, more than anything else, for this to happen is far greater transparency in asset management, particularly around fees and charges.

That’s why my colleagues and I at the Transparency Task Force are writing an open letter to Frank Field MP, Chairman of the Work and Pensions Committee Select Committee, calling for an inquiry into the costs impacting UK investors.

Below is a link to the letter and an accompanying press release. If, having read the letter, you would like to put your name to it, then please email Andy Agathangelou, the founder of the Task Force, at andy.agathangelou@transparencytaskforce.org, providing your name, job title, organisation and website, and you will be included as a signatory:

Open letter to Frank Field MP from the The Transparency Task Force


Clearly, this particular campaign specifically relates to the UK. But lack of transparency in asset management is a global issue, and the Task Force is working closely with like-minded organisations overseas on a more concerted plan of action. Again, if your organisation would like to collaborate with us, Andy would like to hear from you.

If you’re in the United States, you may like to know that we are currently trying to arrange a symposium Stateside, possibly in New York. Organisations interested in helping to facilitate such an event are also invited to get in touch.

Thank you for your support. Together we can change investing for the better.


Related articles:

Britain invented the NHS. Why not a National Retirement Service?

Henry Tapper: Where now for financial transparency?


Related videos:

David Pitt-Watson on the need for clearer charges for investors

Andy Agathangelou on the campaign for transparency in asset management

Tom Tugendhat MP on why management fees are a stealth tax on all of us




Robin Powell

Robin is a journalist and campaigner for positive change in global investing. He runs Regis Media, a niche provider of content marketing for financial advice firms with an evidence-based investment philosophy. He also works as a consultant to other disruptive firms in the investing sector.


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