Welcome to our Adviser content hub. Here we will be discussing trends, risks and opportunities facing the industry.
Your business10 December, 2018
The future of advice
In the first of a three-part feature, David Tiller, Head of UK Propositions at Standard Life, considers the future of the advice market: what’s driving increased demand and competition, and the advice models of the future.
Your business28 November, 2018
Financial wellness and the role of advice
Susie Logan, Standard Life Brand and Marketing Director examines what is meant by financial wellness and the opportunities it offers for financial advice.
Focus on investments22 November, 2018
Finding income opportunities to generate defensive returns
Market volatility has returned, tech stocks have fallen and President Trump’s Twitter feed continues to unnerve investors on a global scale. But what has this meant for bond and equity markets and where can investors find the best income opportunities?
Focus on investments12 November, 2018
Market review – are investors right to be spooked?
Andrew Milligan, Head of Global Strategy at Aberdeen Standard Investments, discusses the drivers of recent market volatility and implications for the global economy.
Focus on tax30 October, 2018
Budget 2018 – what it means for you and your clients
Our technical team take a look at what the budget 2018 means for you and your clients.
Your business22 October, 2018
Rebalancing client portfolios – is there a way to achieve efficiency?
Jenny Davidson, Head of Platform Investment Management, at Standard Life considers mechanical rebalancing as a practical solution for advisers looking for efficiency when rebalancing their clients’ portfolios.
Focus on investments18 October, 2018
September market review 2018
Andrew Milligan, Head of Global Strategy at Aberdeen Standard Investments, discusses recent trade pacts, rate rises and inflation, and what this means for the global economy. He also looks at volatility in the US and other markets and considers whether a recession is on the horizon.
Your business18 October, 2018
Innovation on what?
Alastair Black, Head of Financial Planning Propositions, at Standard Life, looks at the theme of innovation and discusses whether it might be a case of evolving products, platforms and toolkits to support advisers rather than a requirement for wholesale changes.
Your business17 October, 2018
The Future of Advice: Generational shifts challenge adviser businesses
The generational shift of assets is having an effect on adviser propositions and in turn, is increasing the need to attract and retain the next generation of clients and advisers.
Your clients8 October, 2018
Why the need for multiple tax wrappers for income?
Alastair Black, Head of Financial Planning Propositions looks at how some advisers are organising their client’s retirement and taxation affairs when utilising a platform and its wrappers, tools and functionality. Alastair considers the planning strategy and how this supports achieving efficiencies.
Focus on investments27 September, 2018
Investing for a better future
Aberdeen Standard Investments' Amanda Young discusses key developments in the ethical sector, what platform providers should be doing to help advisers support their ethical investors and what Aberdeen Standard Investments is doing to meet UN Sustainable Development Goals.