Tag Archives: Alternative Investments

AIM Investing – does it hit the mark?

A favourite of tax advisers and stockbrokers, but is ‘The Alternative Investment Market (AIM)’ worth the risk for low to medium risk investors? I’m not convinced. Here’s why. 1. What is the AIM? The AIM is a market which provides small and fast growing businesses opportunities to generate capital. Since its launch in 1995, approximately […]

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Risk of running out of money

Investing is often portrayed as the swashbuckling pursuit of profit, full of excitement and nail-biting risk. This narrative may win advertising awards and shift products, but it does not always serve investors well. In contrast, we describe our investment approach as scientific or academic—emphasising the careful, thoughtful processes that underpin our work.

Budget: A Deal for Savers

The Chancellor’s 2014 Budget was designed to assist “the doers, the makers and the savers”, and it contained major and unexpected improvements to both pensions and savings. Who needs annuities? George Osborne’s statement that as a result of his changes, “no one will have to buy an annuity” triggered major falls in the shares of […]