International Women’s Day 2023 #EmbraceEquity – What does it mean to 4 people at Dynamic Planner?

With 46% of team members at Dynamic Planner being women, we are truly embracing equity. For International Women’s Day 2023, we asked four women what embracing equity means to them. This is what they said. Steph Willcox, Head of Actuarial Implementation With three in four mothers with dependent children in work, the highest level over […]

Urban Synergy and Dynamic Planner Embracing Equity on International Women’s Day

Should we focus on Equality or Equity? The theme for International Women’s Day 2023 is Embrace Equity, which aligns firmly with our mission “Let’s build an equitable future”. But what do we mean by that? We have worked for more than 15 years with young people across London and beyond to help educate them, remove […]

News from the Dynamic Planner Investment Committee – End Jan 2023

The Investment Committee (IC) met on Monday 23 January and reflected on the downstream impact of the dramatic escalation in geopolitical risks, due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, now almost 12 months ago, and the associated commodity price shocks. The macro environment is radically different to the optimistic one prevailing at the start of […]

Dynamic Planner enters into long-term partnership with Quilter Financial Planning

17 January 2023: Dynamic Planner, the UK’s leading financial planning system and Quilter Financial Planning, a leading financial advice network, have entered into a long-term partnership agreement which will see Dynamic Planner provided to advisers within the Quilter group. Quilter advisers will be able to fully access everything in Dynamic Planner’s one system including: industry […]

Dynamic Planner appoints Michael Whitfield as Chair

12 January 2023: Dynamic Planner, the UK’s leading risk-based financial planning system has appointed Michael Whitfield as its new Chair following FPE’s investment last year. Michael’s career in financial services spans four decades working in a variety of roles focusing on people and creating the technology to best serve their needs. Michael founded Thomson Online […]

Staying agile amid uncertain markets in 2023

Fidelity Sustainable Multi Asset Fund range portfolio manager Caroline Shaw examines the outlook for the year ahead We expect central banks to have to tighten further if inflation remains sticky on the back of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and in the face of slowing growth prospects across most of the world. In these circumstances, we […]

How a better understanding of yourself could help tackle inflation fears and improve finances

The news from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) that inflation has eased slightly from its 41 year high at 11.1% to 10.7%, will provide a little hope but not quite enough to eradicate the worry that people feel for the immediate future and their financial position. For those already struggling to cope with the […]

Sustainable investing – Why it’s important to read the label

By Jim Henning, Head of Sustainable Investment When it comes to doing our washing, we all know it’s important to read the clothing labels to avoid any unfortunate mishaps (as well as trying to reduce the water consumption and temperature levels). Similarly, when it comes to sustainable investing, the risk of ‘greenwashing’ has been a […]

News from the Investment Committee – Oct 2022

Dynamic Planner’s Investment Committee (IC) met on 20 October, focusing on the unprecedented shockwaves suffered by UK assets and currency following the September mini-budget and in particular their impact on the lower risk benchmarks. In expectation of a return to some form of fiscal normality in the UK, the IC considered the wider global perspective. […]

Lessons from the 1970s – How UK assets fared in the last inflation ‘boom’

By Sam Liddle, Church House Investment Management The current backdrop of rampant inflation, soaring energy prices driven by geopolitical tensions, and impending recession has provoked much talk of the parallels with the UK’s last big inflationary crisis in the 1970s. Back then, the retail price index peaked in 1975 at almost 27%, following chancellor Anthony […]

Thank you – From the Dynamic Planner Team

Thank you. To you, the UK financial planning professionals – the advisers, paraplanners and administrators, all forming a growing community of Dynamic Planner users and making it what it is today. A financial planning system adopted by thousands. Thank you to our asset management partners, who work so openly with us to make Dynamic Planner […]

Commentary from the Church House trading floor

By James Mahon, Joint CIO, Church House Investment Management [27 Sept 2022] September saw a further deterioration in markets, culminating in a disorderly end to the period with steep falls for equity and bond markets, and the makings of a currency crisis. The US Federal Reserve raised the Fed Funds Rate by 75bp (now up […]

Understanding the impact of currency risk

In light of elevated economic and market volatility unfolding globally, and the UK government’s recently announced major tax cuts and increases in government borrowing, the rapid plummet in the value of the Pound and UK gilts has been truly eye-watering. Below, is insight from the Dynamic Planner Investment Committee, to add a more practical perspective […]

News from the Investment Committee – Annual asset allocation review

Following the rapid economic bounce back from Covid lockdowns, the Investment Committee [IC] had become increasingly concerned about the impact of rising inflation expectations, taking hold at a time when the level of economic and geo-political uncertainty remains elevated. This environment presents many challenges when constructing risk-adjusted asset allocation benchmarks, particularly given the sensitivity of […]

Dynamic Planner launches Product and Platform Research

Dynamic Planner has launched Product and Platform Research, ‘fit for the future tech’ which gives advisers the ability to research investment and retirement products, whilst meeting the evolving needs of clients and regulation. Part of Dynamic Planner as standard, Product and Platform Research is available to Dynamic Planner users from today and comes with all […]

Consumer Duty – Time to get your retirement ducks in a row

By Bordier UK The FCA has now published its final Consumer Duty rules, with a definitive implementation date set for July 2023. There is now no excuse for adviser firms to have not begun their preparations, especially given that a firm’s board (or equivalent) must have agreed and signed off on their Consumer Duty implementation […]

What to do about inflation?

By Dynamic Planner Investment Committee [Aug 2022] Dynamic Planner’s Investment Services team and the independent members of the Investment Committee [IC] have been identifying the risks of rising inflation and interest rates for a considerable time, being actively discussed at the quarterly meetings and reflected in decisions taken. This quarter is no different. As the […]

Markets cyclicality and why it’s critical to be bold rather than fearful in today’s markets

By Sam Liddle, Sales Director, Church House Investment Management Whether it’s shifting interest rates, soaring inflation, or heightened geopolitical tension, there’s a lot of short-term risk and uncertainty on the table right now. The reality is investors are quite right to be cautious – a look at the volatile performance of any major index since […]

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