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Blog Posts: May 2014

Tuesday May 20, 2014 at 10:00am
The credit crunch of 2008 highlighted the unpredictable nature of markets. It is the very unsettling nature of such times that really bring home the importance of a coherent, rational and easily understood investment approach. It is through accepting higher risk that investors find the potential to earn higher rewards over time.It is not possible for anyone to control how capital markets behave but we each individually control how we personally participate in those markets. A sensible start as a....
Tuesday May 13, 2014 at 11:14am
If you think success in investment is more an art than a science, think again. Eugene Fama shared the Nobel Prize for Economics last year for his work on stock market prices. Comfort, we hope, for our clients as a large proportion of funds we manage on their behalf are invested using the principles developed by Fama and others. Let’s take a look a these scientific rules of investing. You might want to measure your own financial plan and investment strategy against each one. You’ll st....
Thursday May 8, 2014 at 10:00am
The surprise announcement in April’s Budget was the significant change to pensions. Heralded as the most far reaching change in pensions for 90 years, the Chancellor announced that from 2015, pensioners will be able to take as much or as little from their pension as they want, removing the need to buy an annuity. Does this move really make pension saving more attractive? We think so.When a high rate tax payer can turn £10,000 into £16,667 simply by putting the money into a pens....
Friday May 2, 2014 at 2:00pm
For many the fiscal year-end coincided with their company year-end meaning many business owners now face the challenge of drawing together all their financial information to hand over to their accountants so they can prepare statutory accounts. Not something business owners, in my experience, look forward to doing.Whilst it may be too late for your 2013/14 accounts there are some things you can do now to make the process less painful this time next year, put yourself in a better position to mana....
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