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The Three Biggest Risks Facing Investors in Retirement

The Three Biggest Risks Facing Investors in Retirement

Just a couple of days ago, I read a detailed report from Old Mutual Global Investors, one of our oldest and most respected fund managers, which talked about what they perceive as the three biggest risks that people face in retirement, specifically around their...
Is Buy-to-Let Still a Safe Bet?

Is Buy-to-Let Still a Safe Bet?

In recent months, the sluggish economy has kept bank rates low, and consequently, returns on savings have been meager at best. At the same time, political uncertainty has spelled trouble for markets in the wake of the chaotic general election and haphazard Brexit...
Investments and savings set for continued poor returns

Investments and savings set for continued poor returns

In recent days, the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted 5 to 3 to hold interest rates at their historic low point. This was interesting because it was a surprise to see even three people on the committee vote to raise rates, and it prompted comment...
Election Disaster Impacts Your Investment Future

Election Disaster Impacts Your Investment Future

The UK election result of 8 June is an electoral disaster for the Conservative Party and more than challenging for the whole country. The intention of achieving a larger Tory majority backfired in a tremendous way, and now, we are headed for a hung parliament and a...
New Approaches for Property Investment

New Approaches for Property Investment

Over the last 40 years the idea of buying property for investment, typically residential buy-to- let, has enabled many aspirational investors to leverage their funds and end up with very valuable assets and a good cash flow. But today, in 2017, existing property...