Here we share our latest thinking with articles, updates and blogs that examine the trends, risks and opportunities facing the advice industry.
Focus on investments13 September, 2018
August market review 2018
Andrew Milligan, Head of Global Strategy at Aberdeen Standard Investments, discusses what’s driving one of the longest bull runs in US history. He also considers the UK stock market and the challenges and opportunities facing UK investors in the lead up to Brexit.
Focus on investments13 August, 2018
Mid-year market outlook – reflections and projections
Andrew Milligan, Head of Global Strategy, Aberdeen Standard Investments and Paul Flood, Portfolio Management, Newton Investment Management, a BNY Mellon company give their views on how markets have performed so far this year, what challenges lie ahead and where investors can find opportunities.
Focus on investments8 August, 2018
July market review 2018
Andrew Milligan, Head of Global Strategy at Aberdeen Standard Investments, takes a closer look at what continued trade wars could mean for global growth, what assets are performing well and what’s next for the tech sector.
Focus on investments17 July, 2018
June market review 2018
As we move into the second half of the year, Andrew Milligan, Head of Global Strategy at Aberdeen Standard Investments, discusses what’s driving markets and where investors can find opportunities.
Focus on tax8 July, 2018
Getting on the property ladder with help from bank of gran and grandad
Rising property prices and the increasing cost of further education mean that today’s young adults face a much greater financial hill to climb than previous generations. And increasingly it's grandparents who are coming to the rescue.
Focus on tax26 June, 2018
Loan Trusts: don’t pay the price when repaying the loan
Loan trusts are a great way for clients to cap or reduce their IHT liabilities while retaining access to their capital. But advice shouldn’t stop at the immediate IHT savings.
Focus on investments12 June, 2018
May market review 2018
With UK markets reaching record highs and sterling moving lower, Andrew Milligan, Head of Global Strategy at Aberdeen Standard Investments, discusses what’s driving markets and where investors can find opportunities.
Your business7 June, 2018
How we prioritise platform developments
What do we consider when we develop our platforms for you? David Tiller, Head of Adviser and Wealth Manager Propositions at Standard Life, explains how his team prioritise change to platform functionality.
Your business29 May, 2018
Erroneous echoes - emerging markets aren’t about to implode
It’s been a turbulent time for emerging markets, with stocks, bonds and currencies all taking a battering. But what lies ahead? Brett Diment, Head of Emerging Market Debt at Aberdeen Standard Investments, offers his views.
Your business23 May, 2018
Adviser voice: Finding the clients of tomorrow
In the first of our series of Adviser voice videos, we talk to Pamela Murphy, partner at Taylor Made Financial Planning, on how developing their Academy is helping them educate young people in financial planning and attract the clients of tomorrow.
Focus on investments9 May, 2018
April market review 2018
What’s next for UK interest rates, wages and sterling? Andrew Milligan, Head of Global Strategy at Aberdeen Standard Investments, looks at these market drivers, the UK high street, the digital economy and more.