Here we share our latest thinking with articles, updates and blogs that examine the trends, risks and opportunities facing the advice industry.
Your business20 July, 2020
Leadership in challenging times
In the first of our three-part ‘Adapting to change’ summer series, high-performance team builder, leadership expert and round-the-world sailor Caspar Craven offers practical tips to help you and your firm during times of crisis.
Focus on investments10 July, 2020
Market outlook: the short and long-term effects of Covid-19
Richard Dunbar, Head of Multi-Asset Research at Aberdeen Standard Investments, looks at the pandemic’s impact on economies and markets and the outlook for the future.
Your business8 July, 2020
How Elevate’s technology can help firms become even more efficient
Whether adviser firms are running in-house model portfolios or outsourcing to multi-asset solutions or to discretionary model portfolios, Elevate has the technology to help, as Al Ward, Head of Platform Proposition explains.
Your business6 July, 2020
Continuing to deliver platform technology fit for the future
During these unparalleled times, not only is it important to continue to deliver a great platform experience, it’s important to provide technology solutions that are fit for the future too, as Jenny Davidson, our Head of Platform Technology Solutions, explains.
Your clients29 June, 2020
Using equity release as a way to help fund your clients’ retirement
With the coronavirus pandemic having a profound impact on savings and investments on a global scale, we explain how equity release can be a useful tool to help your clients fund their retirement.
Your business16 June, 2020
How uncertain times can underline the value of advice
A well-established retirement plan can help mitigate the impact of market instability as well as helping advisers reassure and support retired clients during a crisis, says Alastair Black, Head of Platform Proposition.
Focus on investments16 June, 2020
The market factors to watch
Columbia Threadneedle Investments and Jupiter Asset Management share their thoughts on the market drivers to watch.
Your business15 June, 2020
Our new ways of working and how Elevate is responding
Al Ward, Head of Platform Proposition, discusses how we’ve very quickly adjusted to new ways of working and how Standard Life Elevate has rapidly adapted to meet advisers’ needs too.
Your business15 June, 2020
How Wrap’s technology can support you with your PROD obligations
Latest technology now available on Standard Life Wrap can support advisers with their responsibilities under the PROD rules for better client outcomes.
Focus on investments1 June, 2020
Market review: from oil to ESG – the impact of COVID-19
Aberdeen Standard Investments’ Richard Dunbar looks at two examples of how COVID-19 is accelerating existing investment trends: oil – and environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.
Your business14 May, 2020
Supporting you and your clients now and in the future
As we continue to assess the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Al Ward, Head of Elevate Proposition, explains how we’re here to support you during this unprecedented time.
Focus on investments13 May, 2020
Market review: key questions for investors
The impact of the coronavirus continues to damage economies, agitate markets and plunge oil prices below zero. In the midst of such uncertainty, Richard Dunbar, Head of Multi-Asset Research at Aberdeen Standard Investments, considers some of the questions at the forefront of investors’ minds.