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 […]
With the Chancellor’s budget on 16th March and the tax year end on 5th April, now is the time to take a quick look at a few financial planning hot topics.
Anyone seeking evidence that investment decisions can be hard often needs to look no further than the front page news. China, oil, VW and Glencore are among the assets that have made the headlines in the past few months after suffering sudden, unexpected and dramatic changes in price.
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.
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 […]