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Views from our fund management strategic partners

We select thought-provoking articles from investment experts at our fund management partners which we think will be of interest, and share them with you here on a regular basis.


We have partnered with Schroders for its leading active asset management capabilities across multiple asset classes.


As a global investment manager Schroders actively and responsibly manages investments for a wide range of institutions and individuals to help them meet their financial goals as they change over time, with a long history of investing for retirement. Its focus on doing the right thing for clients, its people and wider society lies at the centre of its culture. It is committed to delivering positive outcomes for all.

Is inflation coming back? Three routes to higher prices

Some investors are growing worried that inflation is set to rise. Schroders takes a look at just how likely it is, as well as what it would mean for markets. 

Has Covid-19 changed the conversation around sustainable investing?

The pandemic brought companies’ treatment of their stakeholders into sharp focus. Schroders asks three investment experts what the impact has been on sustainable investing and what it means for the future. 

Post-Brexit trade deal: three key takeaways

The new UK-EU relationship is too focused on goods, and not enough on services. 


We have partnered with BlackRock and State Street Global Advisors for their leading global capabilities in passive strategies.


BlackRock is the world's largest asset management business and manager of retirement assets. It pioneered index management over thirty years ago. Since then, it has continued to innovate and redefine indexing using technology, offering a broad range of index strategies covering many markets. As a leading provider of financial technology, clients turn to BlackRock for solutions they need when planning for their most important goals.

A new investment order

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated profound shifts in how economies and societies operate across four dimensions: sustainability, inequality, geopolitics and the joint macro policy revolution. BlackRock believes this calls for a fundamental rethink of investment portfolios – starting now.  


For nearly four decades, State Street Global Advisors has been committed to helping financial professionals and those who rely on them achieve their investment objectives. By partnering with institutions and financial professionals to help them reach their goals through a rigorous, research-driven process spanning both active and index disciplines, its scale and global footprint provides access to markets and asset classes, and allows it to deliver expert insights and investment solutions.

Democrats Take Control of the US Senate

With Democrats taking control of the US Senate, there would be significant changes to policy expectations. The implications of this for various asset classes include a weakening US dollar, lower margin prospects for US equity sectors with greater tax exposure and those with lesser exposure to public spending, as well as potential upsides for Europe and emerging markets.