Reduction in size of a bespoke mandate

Record has announced that a client has reduced the size of a tactical bespoke currency for return mandate that it was managing by $2.8bn with immediate effect. Consequently, we have lowered our FY16 and FY17 PBT forecasts by £1.3m and £2.0m (17% and 25%) respectively. Record had previously warned that the size of this particular mandate could prove volatile. The company reports a continued high level of client engagement on its passive and dynamic hedging strategies, although it cautions that there are long lead times to transform interest into new mandates.

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