Tag Archives: Credit Crunch

Investors Crash Course – Part 5

The rules of sensible investing are, in fact, relatively simple. Unfortunately, the investment industry seems to prefer complexity. Twice in recent history, that complexity has sent markets tumbling, as part five of our stock market history series shows. The lessons went unlearned, however; and just 20 years later came another crash – the ‘credit crunch’ […]

Deciphering the Code

With the debate over the U.S. government debt, the debt woes in the Eurozone, and talk of a double-dip recession – suddenly fairly complex economic issues are showing up in the mainstream news.  In our own conversations with clients, we recognise that sometimes the lingo used in the financial services and economic world can become […]

Risk and return are inextricably linked, so draw up your strategy carefully

Question: Duncan, events over the past year have been very discouraging from an investment perspective, what general advice can you give? Answer: I believe a broadly diversified investment approach has made sense in the past, makes sense today and will continue to make sense in the future. Most importantly, this strategy provides the strongest foundation […]

Sudden Loss – Credit Crunch Divorce… Ouch!

Synopsis: A city fund manager is attempting to have his March 2008 divorce settlement re-written because of the collapse in the value of his assets. A report in the Times gives details of a financier, Brian Myerson, who is seeking to overturn the divorce settlement he made in favour of his ex-wife in March 2008. […]

What’s the best way to purchase commercial premises?

Company Purchase? Advantages If the company buys the property, it does not disrupt or distort the pension investment structure in any way. If the company owns the property, there will be no rent to pay, only interest on any debt. The interest will be tax relievable (as would be rent). By contrast, a pension scheme […]