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City Financial announces new partnership with Scopic Research

City Financial, the rapidly expanding independent fund manager, and Scopic Research, the leading multi-manager research consultancy, announce a partnership to deliver multi-manager research via The Adviser Centre.

Launching at the end of April, The Adviser Centre will be a free-to-air, web-based service providing independent fund research and consultancy services to financial advisers. The availability of the Scopic Research multi-manager research service on The Adviser Centre complements the individual fund and fund manager research and tools that will be available.

Andrew Williams, CEO of City Financial, said: “This is a very important addition to The Adviser Centre, enabling the provision of an industry-leading service that supports financial advisers in the delivery of solutions to their clients.”

Paul Ilott, Managing Director of Scopic Research, commented: “As a dedicated multi-manager research consultancy, our due diligence-style qualitative reports and ratings are designed to give financial advisers a genuine information advantage when selecting multi-manager solutions for their clients. Working with City Financial to offer this service through The Adviser Centre strengthens that information advantage.”

Peter Toogood, Investment Director at City Financial and architect of The Adviser Centre, adds: “Advisers have told us of the need to be able to access quality fund research to help in the provision of investment solutions. This fund research also needs to cover multi-manager offerings. They recognise that delivering multi-manager research requires a dedicated, independent and focused resource. Scopic Research has built an enviable reputation in this area and delivers what advisers have asked for.”