Time for a rethink on your UK bank deposits?

Whichever side of the Brexit debate you sit on, you have to admit it has a lot to answer for. You don’t have to look far for nightmarish headlines regarding the damage already done and future threats: UK loses £900bn as Brexit damage to city worse than expected Brexit causes…

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What should you do, when funds behave badly?

Did you hear about the billion pound funds which are in the dog house? Well you can read all about them in volume 2 of Tilney’s Spot the Dog guide for 2019. Billed as ‘The Guide fund managers would like to ban’, the quarterly publication lifts the lid on underperforming…

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Why investment behaviour matters

The behaviour gap in a financial sense describes the gap between investment returns and investor returns. To put it in other words, this is the difference between what we should do with our investments and what we actually do. The problem with investing is that emotions can take over and…

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Four reasons in favour of active management

Few subjects get a debate going amongst investors and wealth managers as much as the passive versus active management one. In this post we put the case for active management. Passive investments are tied to a major index, such as the Dow Jones or the FTSE 100. The main principle…

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Should investors listen to politicians?

Traditionally the answer to this question has been no. Politicians have always been good at talking the talk at election time yet failing to deliver much of what they promised when they actually get into power and for this reason investors have generally been advised not to pay too much…

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In defence of the stock market

Of course you can lose money on the stock market and people do so every day. And some days the losses are big. The media gets very noisy when the markets crash. Think of the furor when the global financial crisis hit in 2007/2008 but also more recently when Chinese…

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