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Coping with Uncertainty

Investments, Market Commentary, News

“Oil falls on middle-east uncertainty.” When financial markets are volatile, you often hear that “uncertainty” is the cause. This suggests that uncertainty comes and goes, but because financial markets are forward looking, and because the future is unpredictable, investors must cope with uncertainty all the time. That can be hard, especially in volatile periods when […]

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How best to invest?

Investments, Market Commentary

Investments Establishing and maintaining an investment portfolio is often key to achieving financial independence. Experience, expertise and rigorous academic research are deeply embedded into our investment process.     Why Invest? People are now living longer and working longer, it’s never been more important to make our money work for us, and investment is one […]

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Holding money in the bank?

Investments, ISA

£94bn lost by holding money as cash A new report has revealed that the UK’s working adult population has missed out on a staggering £94 billion over the past five years through failing to invest in the stock market and holding their money in savings accounts. The figure comes from public policy think tank, The […]

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2016 in review

Investments, Market Commentary, News

We’re well into the new year now and after President Trump’s inauguration on Friday past I thought it might be useful to reflect on the past year. In 2016, the UK market reached new highs and stocks in a majority of developed and emerging market countries delivered positive returns. UK investors with overseas assets benefited […]

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Social Impact Investing – Ethical Investing

Ethical Investing, Financial Planning, Investments, Legacy Planning, Social Impact Investing

I travelled to London this week to take part in the launch of Worthstone – an organisation established to promote investing for social impact. The event took place in the House of St. Barnabas. The House of St. Barnabas is fascinating and operates a not-for-profit private member’s club in Soho which funds the Employment Academy […]

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