10th March 2017

Scotland Vs England

In the build up to this weekend’s huge Calcutta Cup game between England and Scotland, it has been well documented that over thirty years ago, on the 5th of March 1983, a Scotland team last beat England at Twickenham. This … Continued

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You may have heard or read in the news that Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management have announced a merger. You might be wondering how this might affect you.  None of Carbon’s portfolios invest in any of Standard Life’s funds … Continued

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Of all the behavioural biases that hamper our performance as investors, arguably the most pervasive — and the most destructive — is overconfidence. Research has repeatedly shown that most people (and especially men) overestimate their investment skill. Confidence serves humans well … Continued

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The first and, to our minds, key point is that financial planning does not start with investments and products, or even with finances generally, but with who you are, what concerns you have, and what you want life to look … Continued

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Many thanks to everyone for contributing to such an amazing 2016 cycle season, which culminated in our 500 mile, 5 day cycle challenge raising over £30,000 for the Winning Scotland Foundation. Everyone is still recovering, so there will be no … Continued

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The financial services sector has seen enormous expansion over the last 30 years or so — particularly in the UK — and key to that has been the growth of the investing industry. Not only are there far more investment … Continued

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It’s understandable why investors who don’t have the inside track on how asset management works tend to find the idea of active management so appealing. After all, people are used to the idea of paying for professional expertise. For example, … Continued

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Carbon is delighted to announce its support for the Paul Lawrie Foundation over the next three years. The charitable commitment follows hard on the heels of backing for Winning Scotland Foundation, created by Sir Bill Gammell, with the ‘Carbon Fivers’ … Continued

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A basic principle that you, as an investor, need to understand, is the importance of ensuring that the interests of everyone you pay to manage your money are as closely aligned with your own as possible. Carbon’s fourth investment principle … Continued

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Earlier this year, NASA declared September as the warmest month since modern records began, putting 2016 on track to be the warmest year ever. If this year has proven anything, it is that predicting the future is a risky business. … Continued

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