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Gareth Trainor

Head of Investment Solutions

Gareth has overall responsibility for Standard Life’s investment solutions covering a wide range of activities including solution design and development, data and reporting, fund and pricing controls and governance.

He is also Chairman of the Association of British Insurers’ Investment Classification Panel and has worked in financial services for more than 20 years. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) ® designation.

He is passionate about making investments easier for normal people, one small step at a time. When he's not doing that you'll find him out on his bike.

Gareth is Head of Unit Linked Investment Solutions at Standard Life Assurance: part of Phoenix Group.

Gareth Trainor, Head of Investment Solutions

Articles by Gareth Trainor

How to take control of your retirement income

How to take control of your retirement income

We help explain why it’s very important to understand the impact that withdrawing money has on your retirement and how long you could make your retirement income last.

Gareth Trainor

January 11, 2018

The importance of diversification and correlation in investments

The importance of diversification and correlation in investments

One of the most important questions any investor can ask themselves is: “Am I diversified…enough?” Find out about diversification correlation and share.

Gareth Trainor

December 19, 2017

Understanding the impact of interest rates and inflation on your investments

Understanding the impact of interest rates and inflation on your investments

The Bank of England announced the first increase in interest rates since July 2007. What’s the longer term outlook for UK interest rates and inflation?

Gareth Trainor

December 13, 2017

Is your pension exposed to unnecessary risk?

Is your pension exposed to unnecessary risk?

It’s up to you to make sure your pension is invested for how you plan to take your pension money. Here’s how to help protect it from unnecessary risk.

Gareth Trainor

November 16, 2017

What Einstein tells us – reinvest your income

What Einstein tells us – reinvest your income

Want to harness the power of compound interest? Reinvesting your income. Find out how.

Gareth Trainor

October 30, 2017

Approaching retirement? Check your silver lining doesn’t have a cloud…

Approaching retirement? Check your silver lining doesn’t have a cloud…

The UK government has given many of us a fantastic amount of freedom in how we take our pension money in retirement. Find out what you could do if you’re approaching the big day.

Gareth Trainor

September 7, 2017

DIY or Delegation? The 5 Investment Cs.

DIY or Delegation? The 5 Investment Cs.

Thinking about how to approach your investments? While there’s no fixed way of doing this, the ‘5 Cs’ is a good place to start. Learn more about investment.

Gareth Trainor

July 24, 2017

Brexit – where do we go from here?

Brexit – where do we go from here?

Brexit negotiations have begun and the outcome will shape the political and economic landscape in the UK for years to come. Find out where we go from here.

Gareth Trainor

July 3, 2017