Here we share our latest thinking with articles, updates and blogs that examine the trends, risks and opportunities facing the advice industry.
Your business21 December, 2017
2018 opportunities, challenges and resolutions
Richard Buxton Chief Executive Officer at Old Mutual Global Investors shares his thoughts on the main investment lesson of 2017, what to watch out for in 2018 and his New Year resolutions.
Adviser technology12 December, 2017
Is technology a threat or saviour of financial advice?
David Tiller, Head of Adviser and Wealth Manager Propositions at Standard Life, discusses the relationship between financial advice and technology and gives his predictions on how this might develop further in the future.
Focus on investments8 December, 2017
Andrew Milligan’s annual market review, outlook and resolutions
What has 2017 taught us about markets? And what may lie ahead in 2018? Andrew Milligan, Head of Global Strategy at Standard Life Investments, answers these questions and shares his own New Year resolutions.
Your business28 November, 2017
Don’t react to change, prepare for it
Noel Butwell, Distribution Director at Standard Life, discusses the ways in which businesses can optimise their processes to help meet future challenges
Your business27 November, 2017
Podcast: Attracting young talent 2017
Distribution Director Noel Butwell talks to young colleagues about their route into the advice profession and how firms like yours can attract young talent.
Your business24 November, 2017
MIFID ll – compliance, business strategy or both?
David Tiller, Head of Adviser and Wealth Manager Propositions at Standard Life, discusses the ways in which platform providers can help advice businesses respond to regulation change
Focus on investments24 November, 2017
Budget 2017 - Questions Answered
Andrew Milligan, Head of Global Strategy at Standard Life Investments, discusses the Budget 2017 and what it means for you.
Focus on investments17 November, 2017
Are you and your clients one step ahead of the fraudsters?
Investment scams are on the increase, and your clients are being contacted directly. Fraudsters are targeting the vulnerable but are you aware which of your clients may fall into this category?
Focus on investments14 November, 2017
October market review 2017
Has this October bucked the seasonal stock market trend? Andrew Milligan, Head of Global Strategy at Standard Life Investments, discusses this and where he sees future opportunities.
Focus on investments24 October, 2017
Harvey and Irma − the economic impact
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma swept across the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, causing significant destruction. Experts at Standard Life Investments examine the potential economic impact of both storms on the US economy.
Focus on investments12 October, 2017
You don’t need to sacrifice financial returns to do good
We hear from Simon Bond, Director of Responsible Investment Portfolio Management and Manager of the Threadneedle UK Social Bond Fund, about the challenges and achievements of an innovative corporate bond fund.
Focus on investments9 October, 2017
Significant client opportunities in the new world of ethical investing
The ethical sector is transforming to meet increasing demand for returns with positive social outcomes. Amanda Young, Head of Responsible Investment at Standard Life Investments, explains why this could be a huge opportunity for advisers.