Unpacking inflation

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, inflation numbers have frequented the headlines. The reality is that everyone is subject to their own unique inflation rate as this blog explains.


FOMO may be bad for your wealth

There is no doubt that when markets become frothy, investors are prone to a fear of missing out (FOMO) that makes them wish that they were invested in something that has done well (mostly identified with hindsight) and tempting some to lose discipline and plunge in, hoping that the magic (luck) will continue!

Evidence-based investing – a sensible way to invest

Investing can appear complex, but by starting with the evidence we can identify a simple set of rules that allow us to structure your portfolio to navigate through the years ahead and the variety of markets we will undoubtedly encounter together.  If you stick to these rules, take a long-term view, and have the discipline and patience – with our help – to see the plan through, you have every chance of being richly rewarded. 

Selling Your Business – How to prepare for a successful exit

Around 50% of our clients have generated their wealth through their business interests. We know how critical it is to prepare for the time when you come to sell all or part of your business. In this blog we explain how focused preparation can make all the difference to your ‘happily ever after’.

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Selling Your Business – How Much Is Enough?

If you are an entrepreneur approaching retirement, you might have already estimated how much you need from the sale of your business. Chances are, this is a significant sum, but calculating the actual amount to produce the income you desire can be difficult. Here’s how we approach this with you:-

Retirement Rule 1: Don’t run out of money

Of all the financial challenges and concerns that we face over our lifetimes, avoiding running out of money in retirement probably sits at the top of the list.  Knowing what you cannot control and understanding what you can, provides some insight into the complexity of – and solutions to – retirement planning.

Investment costs really matter.

In day-to-day life, we tend to make a connection – largely correctly – that you get what you pay for. Yet when it comes to investing, broadly speaking, the exact opposite applies.

The unhelpful noise of short-term performance

Different parts of the market do well at different times, but no-one really knows who the future winners are, not even the professionals. Naïve investors take good short-term performance as a sign of skill.

Coconuts versus sharks

What do we fear most? A falling coconut whilst sitting in the shade of a coconut tree or running into Jaws whilst in the sea? Humans are irrational and find it hard to place risks in perspective, in part because they involve numbers (which many people hate), are influenced by fear or recent news and often depend on the way in which they are framed, to name just a few of the challenges.