The Federation of European IFAs (FEIFA) has announced a new partnership with Jupiter Asset Management, a major UK and international investment management company, which is joining FEIFA as a partner company.
"Jupiter was founded in London in 1985 and is an established asset manager with an increasing presence in Europe and Asia", FEIFA CEO Paul Stanfield explained. "It therefore meets our criteria of affiliating with high quality, well-regulated investment houses. In addition, Jupiter is keen to assist with regards to our professional development work and has already worked with us in this manner, providing highly beneficial presentations to a number of our member firms".
The relationship with FEIFA members will be headed up Chris Johns at Jupiter, who said: "As we have grown, our strong culture has been essential in keeping our entrepreneurial, talent-driven spirit."
"We believe in active fund management, working together to share investment ideas, yet ensuring our fund managers take individual responsibility for their own portfolios. Jupiter offers a broad range of actively managed strategies including equities, fixed income, multi-manager, multi-asset and absolute return. We recognise that the advisory environment is always changing and we aim to serve it where and when we can and work in partnership with our strategic partners. To this end, the relationship with FEIFA is key in Europe."
Jupiter and FEIFA have already worked together at the latter's Masterclass seminars at the end of 2018 and are looking to do more of the same in 2019.
FEIFA member companies are English-speaking advisory businesses, active across Europe and advising on cumulative assets in excess of €5 billion. The Federation is a non-profit trade association and has partnerships with a wide range of companies, including all of the relevant international life companies, major asset managers, and key international pension and trust companies.