Blog: There’s method in the Standard Life Aberdeen madness

Things are moving fast over at the newly merged Standard Life Aberdeen. The very first results for the combined company hit the wires this morning and, finally, a clear strategic direction is emerging. Overall, there were net outflows. Not a great start, particularly given Scottish Widows’ parent Lloyds’ decision to pull its £109bn mandate earlier […]


Lloyds targets financial planning and pensions in three-year plan

Lloyds Banking Group will boost its financial planning and retirement open book assets by more than £50bn by 2020 and is targeting more than one million new pension customers. The group, which includes pension provider Scottish Widows, unveiled its new three-year strategy this morning. The strategy talks of “maximising the group’s capabilities” by increasing financial […]

Are your clients taking enough risk to meet their pension goals?

Robin Geffen, Fund Manager & CEO An over-reliance on ‘low volatility’ products could be seriously limiting returns for investors saving for retirement. Whilst risk awareness is vital in portfolio construction, in our view the biggest risk to pension savers is not portfolio volatility; it is the very real risk of a retirement funding shortfall. View […]


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