Top Trump

Winners and losers from the seismic US election result

After a long and brutal US presidential election campaign, Donald Trump emerged victorious, winning 279 electoral votes and 47.5% of the popular vote. Republicans also maintained majorities in the House and the Senate. Continue reading…


Time to consider your investment options?

Helping you reach your long-term financial goals

In the current economic climate, with interest rates still around record lows, investing in the markets could enable you to achieve an inflation-beating return and help you reach your long-term financial goals. Continue reading…


Investment matters

Creating the life you want

Anything is possible when you manage your money the right way. Whatever your goals in life are, careful planning and successful investing of your wealth can help you get there. Investments can offer both risk and return, and, generally, the bigger the risk, the greater the potential return. It’s down to each investor to be comfortable with the perfect balance for them, and this will vary depending on how much you have to invest, what stage of life you’ve reached and what you’re trying to achieve. Continue reading…


Capturing the upside

Forecasting future variations in volatile investment returns

To invest successfully, you have to navigate complex market forces, so it’s important to take a more rounded approach. Investors have much to think about when choosing and understanding investments; in particular, market volatility and the impact it can have on your investment. Continue reading…


Money’s too tight to mention

Planning financially for long-term sickness

How would you pay the bills if you were sick or accidentally injured and couldn’t work? According to research by Unum and Personnel Today, just 12% of employers support their staff for more than a year if they’re off sick from work. Continue reading…


Freedom to choose

Using your pension money

Have you considered all the potential costs of retiring? Some people find their expenses fall once their working life ends, but it’s important not that assume that all your expenses will go down – some may increase, such as heating and leisure costs. Continue reading…


Global Emerging Markets

Sector shows an increase over the year to date

After a rocky few years, the Global Emerging Markets sector has picked up in 2016, with the sector showing an increase of 31% over the year to date at the end of August. Continue reading…


Appetite for risk

Striking the right balance is important to avoid losses

While diversification is important, you should keep in mind how much risk you are prepared to accept on your money. If it is important to you to avoid losses, you may want a portfolio that has less in shares and more in cash and fixed interest securities held to maturity, for example. Continue reading…


Brexit

Catalyse or sabotage?

Supporters of the British vote to leave the European Union (EU) have heralded recent economic indicators as vindication that Brexit will act to catalyse, not sabotage, the UK economy. Before June’s referendum, most economists warned that a Brexit vote would damage economic growth – an argument at the heart of the unsuccessful Remain campaign. Continue reading…


Securing more of your wealth

You don’t have to be wealthy for your estate to be liable for Inheritance Tax

Protecting your estate is ultimately about securing more of your wealth for your loved ones and planning for what will happen after your death to make the lives of your loved ones much easier. Continue reading…