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AllianceBernstein - Capturing the Growth Opportunity in Uncertain Times
Date and time: 12 November 2020, 10:30am
With ongoing market volatility and slowing economic growth, investors face a significant challenge in seeking sustainable returns from equities. We believe that several characteristics of resilient growth potential are especially important today. Focusing on stocks that have shown consistency of earnings through good and challenging periods is a prudent path to generating long-term returns. Dev Chakrabarti, Portfolio Manager of AllianceBernstein’s Concentrated Global Equity portfolio, will explain how fundamental analysis and a high conviction approach, is essential in selecting companies that can deliver persistent growth through challenging times.
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Date and time: On demand.
In this short video Just look at how to overcome the regulatory, risk and advice challenges using platform technology. They look at the addition of secure lifetime income alongside flexible assets. It’s an opportunity to demonstrate the options available and discuss the added flexibility that a combination approach brings. See how this new solution works within your chosen SIPP and operates alongside your chosen investment solutions to enhance the different withdrawal strategies offered to your clients.
This recording qualifies for 30 minutes of CPD.
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With the upcoming second suitability review, the regulator has made it clear that they intend to look very closely at income advice. In the first part of the webinar, Damian Davies of The Timebank explored some of the reasons behind this as well as ways to reduce your risk and remove compliance headaches when giving income advice.
Following this, Keith Furniss, Head of Sales at Novia then shared some innovative solutions that support your income clients.
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Over the last decade, sustainability has become an increasingly crucial aspect of investing and more recently the pace of change has accelerated exponentially. With this in mind, on 1 October Henry Johnstone and Izzy Michie from the DFM team at Cazenove Capital presented their views on the following topics:
FE Investments: Active vs Passive and the benefits of a hybrid strategy
The debate over whether active is superior to passive investing is an old one, with views firmly embedded on both sides. However, with investor needs differing greatly over time horizons, capacity for loss and attitude to risk and other criteria, the answer isn’t a simple yes or no.
In this webinar FE Investments’ Investment Strategist Ed Margot looks at how a Hybrid approach is able to capture some of the advantages of both Active and Passive approaches and provide a more flexible solution for clients.
This seminar covers:
• Comparing DFM strategies
• The importance of identifying risk
• Strategic asset allocation
• Stress testing
On 16 July 2020 our Implementation and Client Services teams presented a summary of recent updates to the Novia Platform and the benefits these have brought. They highlight some of the recent enhancements to Adviser Zone as well as focusing on some key areas they are commonly asked about. There is also be a focus on ways we have made our processes more flexible for you and your clients in response to COVID-19.
This webinar was presented on 18 June 2020 by Novia and Ruffer. The investment landscape of the last forty years may be coming to an end. Four decades of low inflation and low volatility has favoured asset owners. Companies have focused on profitability and efficiency at the expense of resilience. It’s been a golden era for equities and bonds. Alex Chartres, co-manager of the Ruffer Total Return Fund, asks what happens next and where do we look for returns in a changed environment?
Novia look at their Guaranteed Income option. Everyone has different expectations of their retirement lifestyle but the underlying concern remains the same for most retirees - nobody wants to run out of money. When providing a Guaranteed Income in a Post Pension Freedom world, what are the regulatory requirements and what is the consumer demand? What needs to be considered for operational delivery and best practice? We will also look at the recommendations for an effective pension review and how you can deliver a blended portfolio to allow your clients to achieve the balance of freedom and security.
On 28 May 2020 Steve Williams of Amundi and Jeff Mueller of Polen Capital presented a webinar on the Amundi Funds Polen Capital Global Growth Fund and asked can the 25 best companies in the world beat a gloomy Macro outlook?
After a strong equity bull market in 2019, and despite investors estimation that we were in a late cycle environment, many were still positioned for continued growth in 2020 … until the world changed in February! The market drawdown was fast and drastic, catching most by surprise. The subsequent rebound has also been surprising. Given the expected negative impact on corporate earnings, with many countries only just beginning to restart their economies, while others are still waiting to take the full brunt of the pandemic, the macro outlook looks bleak. With this backdrop, what is in store of equity investors and what strategies can work, with so many unknowns, variables and uncertainties?
The Amundi Funds Polen Capital Global Growth Fund has delivered 56.87%(1) excess returns vs MSCI ACWI since its launch in 2015. It currently ranks 11th out of 2362 funds over 5yrs and 12th over 3 yrs in the Citywire Selector Global Equity Category. It is also 5* Morningstar rated, being top quartile in every time period since inception … so how does it do that, why haven’t you heard of it, and should you take a closer look?
On 14 May Phoebe Stone, Partner and Head of Sustainable Investing at LGT Vestra provided a macro-economic market update in light of the spread of coronavirus and what may lie ahead for markets as governments execute their exit strategies. Phoebe also discussed the performance of the sustainable investments as markets navigate these uncertain times as well as explaining the sustainable investment landscape, the type and range of opportunities and what the implications of the corona crash may entail for sustainability.
The FCA’s recent ‘Dear CEO’ letter outlined their intentions for a second Assessing Suitability Review focusing on retirement income advice. The coronavirus pandemic may have caused the review to be pushed back to the autumn, but we believe understanding the FCA’s direction of travel concerning retirement income processes to deliver good outcomes remains an important and timely topic for advisory firms. In this webinar, Martin Lines from Just and Paul Boston of Novia are joined by financial services technical and regulatory expert, Rory Percival. Together they explore the FCA’s motives and objectives, as well as providing insight to help with reviews of internal advice processes. The webinar covers:
The facts and information presented in this webinar were correct as of 27 April 2020. We accept no responsibility for the continued accuracy of this information. *Presentations are only to be used in conjunction with their respective webinar recording.
On Tuesday, 5 May, following our sell-out Suitability Review II webinar with Rory Percival and Just, this webinar took a deeper dive, looking at:
• Capacity for loss
• How to cover essential/core spend for life and how to calculate it
• How to maximise discretionary spend in retirement whilst minimising money anxieties operating within a compliant framework
• The risks for decumulation investment and why they're different to those for accumulation
• The difference between CIPs and CRPs
• Why the time horizon is so important
• How we know the safe withdrawal rate is sustainable
• How to deploy the strategy
• How the Copia Retirement range has performed over the last three years
On April 30 2020 Craig Hart from King and Shaxson shared how they can support adviser firms in the construction of ethical investment portfolios for their clients, providing an insight into the due diligence they conduct on funds in the SRI space, and demystifying the misconception surrounding the performance of ethical portfolios. In March this year King & Shaxson celebrated the 10 year Anniversary of their Ethical Model Portfolio Solution.
On 23 April, 2020 Hoshang Daroga, Portfolio Manager at Novia's DFM arm Copia Capital, discussed the latest COVID-19 developments, market impact and outlook to help navigation through a volatile environment, as well as providing key messages advisers could use with their clients.
On April 6, 2020 Novia's Craig Berry gave on online presentation on the innovative new Guaranteed Income option.
On 26 March 2020, during the COVID-19 clampdown, Novia's Helen Austin and Tony Davies from LMD Marketing looked at potential opportunities in the Structured Product market and how to administer these on the Novia platform. This webinar was held to help Advisers find out how Structured Products could still deliver attractive rates even with further market falls from the strike date.