Matthew Franklin of Royal London Asset Managers.
We’re all living longer – half the future generation born after 2036 is expected to live to 100*. But despite more of us saving for our retirement, and from a younger age, there’s still a lot of work to do if we want our time in retirement to be both financially and physically healthy – […]
Understanding the financial strength of platforms is crucial for advisers but is a “minefield” due to the opaqueness of the financial structures and holding companies behind the platforms themselves. That is the view of consultancy the Lang Cat, which has reviewed the financial strength of the advised platform market in its quarterly Platform Market Scorecard. […]
Phoenix Group has completed the acquisition of Standard Life Aberdeen’s Assurance limited. The final value for the deal has come in at £3.28bn, including £2.28bn in cash and a 20 per cent shareholding in Phoenix Group for SLA. SLA has has also confirmed plans for returning £1.75bn to its shareholders, £1bn to be returned through […]
Robo-adviser Moneyfarm has seen the number of investors using its service double in the past year, latest results show. It now has almost 30,000 clients. However, despite revenues topping £1m for the first time, total losses increased to nearly £14m. Since the launch of a new pension product this year, the average first investment size […]
Our monthly update from Head of Multi Asset, Trevor Greetham on the positioning of the Investment Clock and the Royal London Global Multi Asset Portfolios (GMAPs). The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amount originally […]
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