One area I found a little lacking with the Sippdeal site was the lack of research facilities - not really much of a problem as I could carry on using the ii site or Digital Look - so I was pleased to receive an email today with news of the introduction of more research tools in conjunction with Morningstar.
They say :
I am pleased to let you know that on Friday 22 March we will be launching our improved Research centre which has been developed in conjunction with Morningstar, a leading provider of independent investment research.
The benefits of our improved Research centreIn the next few weeks we will also be sending you regular updates to highlight some of the features and benefits of our improved Research centre. Here are just a few of the enhancements you will see:
Easier access to comprehensive investment research. Each investment ‘type’ available online (fund, ETF/ETC, investment trust and equity) will have its own page, making it simpler to research the investment you are interested in.
‘Quickrank’. Arrange and view investments based upon a number of filter options, including their fees, charges and performance. You will be able to quickly filter and access research on more than 7,000 funds, 1,200 ETFs/ETCs and 600 investment trusts.
‘Screener’. Arrange and view funds, ETFs and investment trusts based upon a number of filter options. These include the investment type, performance, risk and Morningstar ratings. Equities can be filtered according to the chosen exchange, performance and risk.
X-ray analysis. The ability to review model portfolios by identifying key areas such as performance, asset allocation, sector exposure, geographical distribution and style.
Model portfolio functionality. Create model portfolios using a number of selection criteria.