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New adviser association is 'officially' established

A new adviser-based association has been "officially" established with the aim of incorporating “real return strategies” in businesses and providing advisers with practical guidance.

The Association of Real Return Investment Advisers (ARRIA) aims to create a network for advisers, with guidance in the practicalities of building investment portfolios “better placed to deliver on client goals and objectives”.

“The number of advisers who are seeking to build better portfolios to manage volatility and other risks is growing,” ARRIA general manager Philip Reid said.

“We are seeking to provide a forum for advisers seeking strategies to diversify portfolios … one benefit is to introduce “shock absorbers” into client portfolios to reduce the effects of market volatility and improve probabilities of achieving long-term goals.

“ARRIA will also liaise and co-ordinate communications with government, regulatory bodies, other relevant industry associations and general service providers in what is rapidly becoming a real return investment industry.”

ARRIA currently has four independent adviser firms and four fund managers in its memberships, including Standard Life Investments, as reported by ifa earlier this month.

Financial advice members of ARRIA include WLM Financial Services principal Matthew Walker, Northstar Financial Advisers principal Alistair Saunders, More4Life Financial Services principal James Walker-Powell and Fergus Hardingham of FM Financial Solutions.


Membership of the association is open to professional advisers, fund managers, asset consultants, research houses, platform providers, trustees, PI underwriters and other such providers to the industry.

The association said it is “committed to 'pooling' the resources of like-minded advisers and assisting them to improve client outcomes, implement the right business strategies and meet the requirements of the regulatory framework”.