Coronavirus

CORONAVIRUS

How did the investment fund industry stand up during the Covid-19 crisis?

How did the investment fund industry stand up during the Covid-19 crisis?

By Kieran Fox, Irish Funds – We are all well aware of the human and public health cost which Covid-19 has had since March of this year when its impact reverberated around the globe. Although general consensus is that we still have some way to go until there is a vaccine or other resolution to the pandemic, central banks and regulators are now beginning to look into the effect the crisis had on capital markets during the early days of its impact and seeking to learn lessons from this. 

RETIREMENT PLANNING

How to approach retirement financial planning during a global pandemic

How to approach retirement financial planning during a global pandemic

By Nick Toubkin, Senior Client Director (pictured), Strabens Hall – Successful investing for retirement isn’t just a matter of putting your savings into assets and waiting for income and profits to be generated... It is, instead, about playing the long game and keeping an eye on your investments, monitoring performance over a period and having periodical conversations with your adviser. 

COMMENT

Are advisers even remotely compliant?

Are advisers even remotely compliant?

By Achi Lewis, EMEA Director, NetMotion – We have all become painfully familiar with the notion of working from home (WFH) or remote working because of Coronavirus restrictions. The professional services sector has not been immune to this ‘new normal’ either and firms/advisers have had to quickly alter their day-to-day working practices. 

GUEST ARTICLE

Working towards the ‘new normal’ after Covid-19

Working towards the ‘new normal’ after Covid-19

The dramatic impact of Covid-19 has forced advisers to re-think how they maintain effective communications with clients, with many turning to screens and digital channels to assure anxious investors about their portfolios and the security of family legacies during these unprecedented times. Lorna Glynn (pictured), Managing Director of Paragon Customer Communications, explores how wealth managers can seamlessly adapt digital adoption strategies to prepare for a ‘new normal’ after the pandemic.

NEWS

An increase in day trading prompts advisers to change their approach

An increase in day trading prompts advisers to change their approach

The market downturn in March and April 2020 that abruptly ended a 12-year bull run in equities presented rare buying opportunities not seen since the end of the last recession in 2009, and with millions of Americans now working at home, people are devoting more time to day trading in lieu of other activities, according to the latest Cerulli Edge – US Retail Investor Edition.