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Currency fluctuations

Reducing the sudden ups and downs of investment over the long term The summer months are usually the only time when we think about different currencies and their values as we consider what money to take on our holidays. Where

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Election 2017

Why investors need to keep focused on long-term financial goals Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement that she would call for a snap UK general election on 8 June 2017 surprised many people. After weeks of campaigning, there was no outright

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Road to Brexit

Biggest investment planning challenge over the coming years for all investors Brexit has created an air of uncertainty, and no one really knows what’s coming next or what it could all mean in the long term. On 29 March, Prime

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Investment outlook

Taking advantage of opportunities in 2017 After a game-changing 2016, the investment environment was not only mixed but characterised by uneven global growth and political events such as Brexit and the US elections.

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Getting ready for life beyond work

Three-year growth in adequate retirement saving steadies Nobody knows quite what the future holds. Changing life plans and priorities will mean we encounter varying income needs and goals throughout our life, and when saving for retirement certain innate behavioural traits

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Global Emerging Markets

Sector shows an increase over the year to date After a rocky few years, the Global Emerging Markets sector has picked up in 2016, with the sector showing an increase of 31% over the year to date at the end

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Brexit

Catalyse, or sabotage? Supporters of the British vote to leave the European Union (EU) have heralded recent economic indicators as vindication that Brexit will act to catalyse, not sabotage, the UK economy. Before June’s referendum, most economists warned that a

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Investment matters post-Brexit

Facing new challenges at every turn to meet long-term objectives We are now living in a more uncertain world, and for many investors they are facing new challenges at every turn. As correlations between asset classes rise, the right strategy

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Investments post-Brexit

Maintaining a long-term perspective is the key to investment success As was widely predicted, a vote to leave the EU wiped billions off companies’ share prices. Low interest rates and volatile stock markets are likely to be the order of

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