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Stay up to date with financial markets and how we position portfolios, as well as understand how we manage money. We think our approach is very relevant in today’s ever changing world.

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Investing is important if you want to achieve your wealth goals, and particularly the medium term goals (i.e. five to ten years away), as well as the longer term goals (i.e. ten years plus). We believe in goals-based investing, not least as it leads to better outcomes for clients.

Investment management is one of our three key services to help our clients:

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The week in review

26 Jul

   |   2 mins

In a review of the week of 19 July, we flag the new developments in financial markets, which continued to be dominated by the same reoccurring themes of inflation, central banks’ intervention and the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant.

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The week in review

20 Jul

   |   2 mins

We review the week starting 12 July, which saw markets slip back from recent highs amid continued concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant. Meanwhile, the debate carries on about how transitory inflation might be.

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Democracy, pineapples and semiconductors

20 Jul

   |   8 mins

As the semiconductor industry saw a global shortage the relationship between China and the US got tenser, particularly with regard to Taiwan. Karen Bennett and Rebecca Cretney highlight what’s going on and what investors should be aware of.

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The week in review

12 Jul

   |   2 mins

We review the week starting 5 July, which was a mixed time for global stocks due to ongoing concerns about the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, and as signs of an economic slowdown in China took their toll.

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Q2 investment market commentary

8 Jul

   |   3 mins

This month, we bring you our quarterly investment market commentary in place of the June monthly market review. However, the table includes the usual month-on-month figures for comparison.

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Investment webinar: what's happening with inflation?

8 Jul

   |   45 mins

David McFadzean was joined by Tom Caddick as they discussed recent trends in financial markets, how these might affect investors in the coming months, and how our portfolios are positioned to respond.

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The week in review

5 Jul

   |   2 mins

The debate on the Federal Reserve's view of inflation, and the spread of the Delta variant for COVID-19 dominated markets during the week of 28 June, as we explain in our latest update.

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The week in review

28 Jun

   |   2 mins

The week of 21 June saw a relatively quiet week, with stock markets in the positive and a news cycle dominated by the Federal Reserve meeting and its plans to support the world's largest economy.

8 July | ONLINE

Quarter end investment webinar: what's happening with inflation?

As lockdown restrictions continue to ease around the world and the global vaccination programme gathers pace, markets have turned their attention to life post the pandemic. However, the optimism with regard to global growth is giving way to concerns that inflation may spike for the foreseeable future, despite the assurances from the Federal Reserve.

in a 45 minute webinar, David McFadzean, head of wealth management, joined  Tom Caddick, chief investment officer, to discuss recent trends in financial markets, how these might affect investors in the coming months, and how our portfolios are positioned to respond.

In particular, the conversation focused on the impact inflation might have on markets should the price increases become more entrenched. We also flagged the role of alternative investments in portfolios and why they are of increasing importance, with the  discussion also encompassing the types of alternative investments we hold and our view on Bitcoin.

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