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COVID-19: navigating turbulent markets

Allie Kirk, private banker, speaks to Rebecca Cretney, one of our investment specialists, about the current market turbulence due to news linked to the pandemic.
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Published 16 March
3½ mins

Allie Kirk, private banker, speaks to Rebecca Cretney, one of our investment specialists, about the current market turbulence, and the approach we are advocating to clients.

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about the author
Allie Kirk

Allie Kirk

Allie manages a select portfolio of high-net-worth clients, working closely with their professional advisers, such as lawyers and accountants, to provide services tailored to their specific financial needs. These include wealth management, succession planning, pensions, lending and banking services. She also works closely with fund managers, trusts and corporate service providers, financial advisers and legal firms. In addition, she acts as an investment adviser to various pension schemes and trusts.

 

Allie is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

Rebecca Cretney

Rebecca Cretney

Rebecca joined Nedbank Private Wealth in May 2004 having moved to the Isle of Man from Barcelona to pursue a course in Business Studies with the Isle of Man Business School. Rebecca was appointed to the role of investment counsellor in March 2019 to focus exclusively on the company’s discretionary investment management services.

 

She works closely with our teams of private bankers to provide support in advising our clients with integrity, and to give additional technical investment expertise where more complex portfolio requirements exist.

 

Rebecca is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and a Chartered Wealth Manager.

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