Welcome to our Adviser content hub. Here we will be discussing trends, risks and opportunities facing the industry.
Focus on investments21 December, 2018
Will gold find a silver lining in 2019?
After a tough 2018 for gold investors, Merian Gold & Silver Manager Ned Taylor-Leyland explains why holders of gold and silver, and their underlying mining shares, may be better supported in 2019.
Your business19 December, 2018
Are you ready to disclose costs and charges?
David Tiller, Head of UK Propositions at Standard Life, clarifies the imminent MiFID II disclosure requirements, and how Standard Life platforms will support advisers to fulfil these.
Your business13 December, 2018
2019 market outlook and resolutions
Leading investment managers share their views on the investment challenges and opportunities ahead, as well as their investment and personal New Year resolutions.
Focus on investments13 December, 2018
Market review - Lessons from a volatile year
Andrew Milligan, Head of Global Strategy at Aberdeen Standard Investments, discusses key lessons from a volatile year for markets and where investors could find opportunities in 2019. Capital at risk.
Your future11 December, 2018
We need to better articulate how platforms help clients
David Tiller, Head of Adviser and Wealth Manager proposition at Standard Life discusses the view of inducements in the FCA Platforms Market Study.
Focus on tax11 December, 2018
Does it make sense to gift surplus pension income?
Many clients don't start thinking about estate planning until after they have ceased working. The first priority must, of course, be ensuring their own income security in old age. But once this is done, should thoughts turn to gifting?
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 tax21 November, 2018
What the recent IHT court case means for pension transfers
A recent ruling by the Court of Appeal could be the catalyst for clients still pondering about transferring their pension to make their decision sooner than later. The case, which has become known as the ‘Staveley case’.
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.