Dynamic Asset continues to build supporters as COVID drives managed accounts surge

Dynamic Asset Consulting recently announced that privately-owned financial adviser dealer group Finchley & Kent has added the Dynamic Asset Managed Account and investment management solution to its approved product list (APL).

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How to choose the best managed account solution

Once you've determined that your financial advice firm would benefit from the efficiency and transparency of a Managed Account solution, or you're simply starting to explore options, then the next step is to find a platform that will meet the unique needs of your business and clients. 

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How the right investment portfolios help advisers with client goal matching

Regulators are increasingly asserting that financial advisers must provide solutions that directly meet their clients' financial goals. At the same time, investors are demanding a better customer experience and more personalised services.

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New Design and Distribution Obligations for Financial Advisers: Are You Ready?

Ensuring that your advice business model is genuinely client-centric will become even more critical from 5 October 2021, when new Design and Distribution Obligations (DDO) comes into effect. This follows findings that complex product design and poor distribution practices have led to bad outcomes for consumers. Simply providing information does not always help clients make good financial decisions. 

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Designing the best retirement income strategies

A successful retirement strategy's main objective is to ensure that a client's cash flow requirements are met and that they do not run out of money too soon. 

Retirement income strategies used to be relatively straightforward. The financial adviser's traditional approach would be to transition retirees to a more defensive income-producing asset allocation to preserve capital over the long term. However, today's market dynamics mean such a strategy is unlikely to protect retirees from longevity risk or generate sufficient returns to fund their lifestyle needs. The changing environment has compelled financial advisors to rethink how they plan to deliver a secure retirement for their clients.

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Managing Portfolios in 2021: The Total Portfolio Approach

Over the past few years, the dramatic financial market developments have led fund managers to review their approach to portfolio management. 

Ultra-low interest rates have decimated returns from bonds and cash and, together with record fiscal stimulus, have pushed asset prices into bubble territory. A lack of viable investment options and the threat of a severe market shock have necessitated a rethink. Portfolio management in 2021 calls for an integrated mindset that enhances decision making, seeks alternative ways to achieve income and returns, and more effectively manages downside risk. 

The challenge has inspired the use of the Total Portfolio Approach within retail investments and super – a method that has been deployed successfully by institutional investors for decades.

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How to be a successful financial adviser

A greater focus on the client makes for better business.

In today's increasingly complex world, consumers need quality financial advice more than ever. Yet many advice firms are struggling; overburdened by regulatory and compliance obligations that are making it difficult to scale their business and keep fees affordable, resulting in more work for not necessarily any more profit. Too often, these are the advisors that are failing to capture the opportunity to modernise their business in response to changing industry requirements and customer needs.

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The Lander Report - Market & Portfolio Insights

Welcome to the first edition of The Lander Report.

In this quarterly video series, Dynamic Asset's Portfolio Manager,  Dr Jerome Lander discusses the state of financial markets, portfolio insights and what this means for Financial Advisers and their clients.

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How Managed Accounts Make Your Advice Business Better

Are you looking to service more clients efficiently, while still meeting each individual's unique investment needs? A Managed Account can do just that, leaving you with more time and resources to nurture your business.  

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How to diversify your portfolio and manage downside risk

John Templeton, one of the world’s greatest investors, once famously said, “If you want to have a better performance than the crowd, you must do things differently from the crowd.” Templeton’s wisdom is particularly pertinent for today’s investors, who continue to pile desperately into overpriced stocks and property markets in the search for yield among record-low global interest rates.

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