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Is there a safe harbour in the triage storm?

Steve Webb, Director of Policy and External Communications at Royal London Pensions, looks at how advisers differ in their approach to pension transfer and whether there’s a need for standardisation. One of the many issues on which the FCA has recently consulted is how advisers ‘triage’ clients who approach them about a potential DB to DC […]

Europe today: Italian stress and value opportunities

Rob Burnett, Manager of the Neptune European Opportunities Fund Watch Rob Burnett discuss why he believes markets are overreacting to recent events in Italy and the key catalysts required for value strategies to outperform. In the video Rob discusses Key developments in Q3 Italian stress & the markets Catalysts required for value strategies to outperform […]

How retirement is changing

This short film outlines how increased life expectancy and increasingly varied lifestyles are reshaping the retirement journey and why it’s never been more important to have flexible, long lasting solutions for your clients. For more insight, case studies and expert guidance on retirement planning, visit Scottish Widows’ website.

October volatility creating buying opportunities

Our latest blog piece highlights that volatility has risen sharply in the last couple of days. RLAM’s contrarian investor sentiment indicator has moved to its most pessimistic reading since April. Trevor Greetham and the multi asset team at Royal London Asset Management are starting to buy equities into weakness. As another old saying goes, investors […]

A pivotal October

The old adage “Sell in May and go Away” has some validity. In our latest Investment Clock strategy report, ‘A pivotal October’, Trevor Greetham, Head of Multi Asset at Royal London Asset Management, reflects that seasonality usually turns positive from October but October itself can be the most volatile month. The Global Multi Asset Portfolios […]

2018 Q3 review: submerging markets

In his Q3 2018 review, Trevor Greetham, head of multi asset at Royal London Asset Management explains how low commodity prices, a strong US dollar and trade war concerns created a perfect storm, causing emerging markets to become ‘submerging markets’, with the asset class coming bottom of the pile year to date. Read the blog […]

Finding income amid low yields

Jonathan Platt, Head of Fixed Income at Royal London Asset Management, explains how bonds can provide benefits and why it is important to have diversified exposure across the fixed income universe and a flexible approach to exploit the inefficiencies inherent in the credit markets. View our article addressing this subject here Past performance is no […]

Current multi asset positioning

As we head into the final quarter of 2018, Nersen Pillay, Investment Director at Royal London Asset Management, sets out our current multi asset positioning. He reflects on the changing global environment that we have seen across the year so far and explains the impacts that a strong US dollar is having on regions. Read […]

Grow your business by adding a support services angle to protection conversations

Protection isn’t just about a potential future financial pay-out. Some plans can help policyholders in the here and now, through the additional support services they offer. Talking to clients about these can help you to have more meaningful and positive protection conversations and grow your business. Scottish Widows Care comes with every protection policy and […]