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Investment
October 2019
Pooled Investment funds
Investment
October 2019
  Investing in different things, with different strategies Pooled investment funds – also known as ‘collective investment schemes’ – are a way of combining sums of money from many people into a large fund spread across many investments and managed by a professional fund manager. Read full article
Investment
October 2019
Boosting investment returns
Investment
October 2019
  Out of adversity comes opportunity Under new Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the Government has toughened its stance on a no-deal Brexit, which it has said is ‘now a very real prospect’. 23 June marked three years since the UK voted to leave the European Union. Read full article
Investment
September 2019
Investing in a fund
Investment
September 2019
  Making the decisions about when to buy and sell assets There are many reasons to invest through a fund, rather than buying assets on your own. At a basic level, investing in a fund means having a professional fund manager make investment decisions on behalf of the investor. Read full article
Investment
August 2019
Understanding investment risk
Investment
August 2019
  Informed decisions to improve your chances of achieving your financial goals If you want to plan for your financial future, it helps to understand risk. If you understand the risks associated with investing and you know how much risk you are comfortable taking, you can make informed decisions and improve your chances of achieving your goals. Read full article
Investment
August 2019
Investing in Your future
Investment
August 2019
  How to build wealth that stands the test of time Long-term investments tend to be less risky in the end. By investing for the long term, you are committing to your investments, and history has shown that this strategy can pay off handsomely. Read full article
Investment
August 2019
Wealth briefing
Investment
August 2019
  Making good choices with your life investments One of the golden rules of investing is to spread your money across a range of different asset classes. We’ve all heard the expression, ‘Don’t put all your eggs in one basket’. This approach means that if one or more of your investments rise you will benefit but, if they fall, there should be a degree of protection because, hopefully, some of your other holdings in different asset classes will be going up in value. Read full article
Investment
July 2019
Goldilocks economy
Investment
July 2019
  How to prepare your portfolio for inflation Very low or very high inflation is damaging to the economy. The aim is usually to try and keep the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) at 2% in order to maintain a ‘Goldilocks Economy’ – not too hot, not too cold. Read full article
Investment
July 2019
Smart investments
Investment
July 2019
  Should I invest into a pension or an ISA? Investors looking for tax-efficient ways to build a nest egg for retirement often look to both Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) and pensions. Tax-efficiency is a key consideration when investing because it can make a considerable difference to your wealth and quality of life. Read full article
Investment
June 2019
Building a diverse portfolio
Investment
June 2019
  Time, patience and making informed decisions Making sense of today’s market headwinds and building a diverse portfolio should be key priorities for all investors. Whether you have a lump sum to invest or want to invest regularly each month, it’s important to know your money is working hard for you. Read full article
Investment
June 2019
Green light for new type of home loan
Investment
June 2019
  Product choice broadened in the later life lending sector In an effort to broaden product choice in the later life lending sector, the Financial Conduct Authority now treats Retirement Interest Only (RIO) mortgages as standard mortgages, instead of being regulated under Equity Release rules. This factor, among others, has resulted in several lenders adding RIO mortgages to their offering. Read full article