If you want to learn a bit more about investing and keep up to date with the latest investment trends, we’re here to help with useful information and thoughts from our experts.

What’s going on in the stock market

What could market conditions in 2024 mean for your pension investments

Our Investments Director, Iain McGowan, considers 2024’s political and economic landscape, and explores what this could mean for your pension savings. Watch our short film to find out more.

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Latest market update

Most pensions and other investments are invested in financial markets like stock markets. So how these markets perform will affect how your investments perform. Keep up to date with what’s happening in world economies and the impact on markets with our review of how shares, bonds and property have fared over the last three months.

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Our latest thoughts

LIFESTYLING: HELPING ADJUST HOW YOUR PENSION IS INVESTED OVER TIME

Making sure your pension is invested in the right mix of investments to provide you with a sustainable retirement income is really important. Lifestyling can help you achieve that – but what is lifestyling and how does it work? In this article, we take a closer look.
 

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CLIMATE CHANGE: IS THE WORLD ON TRACK TO MEET ITS TARGETS AND DOES IT MATTER?

CLIMATE CHANGE: IS THE WORLD ON TRACK TO MEET ITS TARGETS AND DOES IT MATTER?

Following the UN climate meeting in December 2023, we look at whether the world is on track to meet its climate targets and how climate change could affect investors and economies.

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Global trends we believe will impact investments over the next decade

Global trends we believe will impact investments over the next decade

In this blog, we tell you why we believe conditions influencing investment markets will look quite different over the next 10 years and, potentially, beyond; and what this means for how we invest for our customers.

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What high inflation means for investing

What high inflation means for investing

After a couple of years of severe price inflation, we examine why there are no signs of it falling back to lower levels and what that means for investments.

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What's in the basket? How inflation is measured

What's in the basket? How inflation is measured

We've been hearing lots about inflation and how it's leading to higher prices. You may also have heard about the official inflation basket. But what is the basket, what's in it, and how is it used to measure inflation?

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A weak pound: what causes currencies to fall in value?

A weak pound: what causes currencies to fall in value?

The UK pound has not had a sterling time of it recently. We look at what can cause changes in a currency’s value and what has led to the pound’s weakness in particular.

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Learn the basics of investing

Learn the basics of investing

If you’d like to learn about the basics, we can help.

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Investment markets and conditions can change rapidly, and the performance of your investments will depend on the specific investments held. These views shouldn’t be relied on when making investment decisions.