Robin Powell 21 Jun 2022

Which investors are most likely to panic in a downturn?

In recent days we’ve seen a series of stomach-churning downward lurches in global stock markets. Once again, sensible commentators are rightly urging investors to stay calm. Bailing out when markets have fallen sharply is almost invariably a bad idea. It might bring short-term emotional comfort, but you may well be paying a very high price for it in the long run. As the saying goes, ‘Act in haste, repent at leisure’.

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24 Jun 2021

Are individually tailored portfolios a myth?

For a growing financial planning business, switching to a low-cost, evidence-based investment proposition such as Betafolio or one of its competitors is a no-brainer. And I speak from experience.
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Hana Dickinson
16 Jun 2021

Rebalancing: Why the drift approach?

Anything that can help control investment risk is an awesome thing. That's why portfolio rebalancing is a best practice must-have. Let's look at how a rebalancing strategy can help reduce risk and ensure your clients' investments remain aligned with their overall financial plan.
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09 Jun 2021

Why you should avoid investment themes

Investment themes are all the rage. Pick up any investment magazine or the money section of a Sunday newspaper and you’ll see what I mean. Robotics, artificial intelligence, infrastructure, healthcare and plant-based food are some of today’s “hot” themes. It’s anyone’s guess what subjects fund industry marketers will be writing about in a few years’ time.
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Brett Davidson
01 Jun 2021

A Flat Fee Discretionary Investment Service - what a good idea

I get asked all the time about technology options for financial planners. We all know how important it is to get the right technology at the heart of your business, but it’s no walk in the park. Some advisers I talk to yearn for the US tech that they see written about in blogs and articles online. However, I don’t believe we’ll ever see much of it coming to the UK.
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