Active management and the bright side of volatility

By Cantab Asset Management The last decade has seen significant asset price appreciation, accommodated by expansionary monetary policy. Alongside this, periods of uncertainty have led to spikes in volatility. Whilst recent levels of Quantitative Easing are unprecedented in historical terms, volatility and market corrections are not. This note considers the relationship between active management and […]

Supercharge your advice process – 5 ways to maximise use of new Client Access

It has been a busy spring at Dynamic Planner. We have several, exciting new product features to help make your advice process even more efficient and engaging for your clients.

Why the 60/40 portfolio could once again have its day in the sun

By Sam Liddle, Sales Director, Church House Investment Management For a long time, the 60/40 approach to portfolio management was perfectly effective. Offering a combination of equity-like returns and stable income, it allowed investors to participate in any market upside, while at the same time offering protection during periods of volatility. Simple. However, the approach […]

Importance of remaining invested

By Brooks Macdonald Several major global events – including most recently the coronavirus pandemic and the Russia/Ukraine situation – have prompted investors to flee financial markets, but history shows this could have been a mistake. In this article, we discuss the importance of remaining invested and how missing the best performing days could have led […]

The evolution of our sustainability ratings and research

By Fidelity Our investment team discuss how we are evolving and enhancing our sustainability research and ratings. Find out more about how we are moving away from solely using ESG as a risk management tool, with an increasing focus on delivering real world change. In recent years, we have seen rapid growth in interest in […]

Five common sustainable investing myths debunked

Whilst the number of investors who would like to make a positive impact to society and the environment continues to grow. We still encounter misconceptions that prevent some from taking the plunge. This piece dispels some of the common myths associated with sustainable investing.

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Canada Life Asset Management Portfolio Funds

Canada Life Asset Management Portfolio Funds offer a straightforward and cost-effective solution to the challenge of choosing a mix of investments to suit the investment needs of a broad range of clients. They offer you simplicity, significant time savings and – crucially – the reassurance that the funds will remain appropriate for the risk appetites […]

Have we forgotten about the concept of a market cycle?

By Sam Liddle, Director, Church House Investment Management How will central banks respond to current global tensions? It’s one of the most important questions any market participant can ask right now. The scene has long been set for an extended period of aggressive hiking to address rampant inflation resulting from years of ultra-loose policy. The […]

Could new retirees be unwittingly taking too much risk?

By Mark Harris, Head of DFM Solutions, EPIC Investment Partners Worrying dynamics in the UK pension market have combined with a dearth of products to properly help clients in the decumulation phase. Pensions are a long-term game but there’s a growing concern about the increasing number of people about to hang up their proverbial savings […]

Why bonds are a buy, not a bust

There have been significant losses for some bond investors so far this year and we have been asked how we have protected our holdings from the worst of the volatility in the Church House Tenax Absolute Return Strategies Fund.

Dynamic Planner appoints European Managing Director for continental expansion

Dynamic Planner, today announces the appointment of Christophe Ponette as Managing Director for Europe to lead the company’s EU expansion. Christophe was previously the MD of Avaloq, the European Banking and Wealth Technology Provider for Benelux, speaks multiple languages and has over 25 years’ experience working in sales and management positions in European markets including […]

The unsung inflation-beating hero – Floating Rate Notes

By Sam Liddle, Sales Director, Church House Investment Management As rising inflation continues to grip markets, investors are looking for ways to protect their portfolios against the potentially damaging effects. Whether inflation this time around is a short-term issue or something we all need to get used to the foreseeable future, its effect on cumulative […]

Revamped RSMR MPS ranges now risk profiled on Dynamic Planner

Advisers looking for risk rated investing solutions for their clients, can benefit from the revamped RSMR Responsible Managed Portfolio Service (MPS) now available through Dynamic Planner. The newly launched RSMR Responsible Growth Portfolio means that advisers can now take advantage of four risk profiled portfolios in the RSMR Responsible MPS that is risk rated on […]

Dynamic Planner Investment Services and markets update

Like all of us, we are deeply disturbed by what is happening in Ukraine. While it may not be equal to that, we fully understand your clients will have concerns right now. We want to provide you with reassurance and information below regarding our model and processes, which you can share when speaking with your […]

Dynamic Planner launches Client Access to help advisers drive client relationships and engagement in a hybrid world

Dynamic Planner has launched Client Access, a customer focused and interactive technology designed to help advisers drive deeper client engagement and relationships in the new flexible hybrid world of financial advice. Now available to Dynamic Planner users, Dynamic Planner Client Access empowers clients to complete the psychometric risk and sustainability profiling questionnaires remotely, enriching the […]

‘I am more than just a number’ – 3 people on life at Dynamic Planner

Dynamic Planner is today trusted by thousands of UK financial advisers, helping them engagingly match their clients with suitable investment portfolios. The award-winning software is constantly evolving to reflect latest regulation and how businesses in the profession work. What is it like helping make that happen, as members of Dynamic Planner’s growing Product, Development and […]

Joining Dynamic Planner during Covid: The Tester – ‘It’s exciting to contribute to advances happening’

The team at Dynamic Planner have grown rapidly during Covid, meaning many members began roles in varying levels of lockdown in the UK. However, the award-winning firm’s commitment to remote and hybrid working has helped new starters hit the ground running in the field of financial planning technology. Thomas Pegg’s dream of being a commercial […]

Main risks and considerations associated with ESG

By Wayne Bishop, King and Shaxson Asset Management King and Shaxson Asset Management’s sole focus is managing ESG and Impact portfolios. We have been doing so since 2002, long before the terms were first coined. In the years leading up to the pandemic, interest and assets under management in ESG and Impact products had been […]

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