We certainly live in interesting times. At the time of writing, nobody knows what’s happening with Brexit. Will a deal be reached to prevent a disorderly exit? Either way, what will be the impact on the UK and European economies? … Continued

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A big problem for many investors is their overconfidence. They have unrealistic expectations about their own abilities at picking stocks and timing the market, and about the results they’re likely to achieve. Bent Flyvbjerg is a professor at the Saïd … Continued

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In mid-August a small group of us met early on a Saturday morning at Madderty Hall in deepest Perthshire for the first Carbon Social Cycle Club ‘easy riders’ run. The 40 mile route was challenging but beautiful, and we were … Continued

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An Englishman’s home is his castle, the saying goes. But in truth, the Scots, Welsh and Irish are just as keen on owning their own home. And for many Brits, one home is not enough; the level of buy-to-let and … Continued

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Recent Carbon intern Anurag Rai reflects on his time with the team I recall my first day at Carbon, three weeks ago, sitting in an elegant meeting room, custom-designed to reflect the brand and its core value: ‘To be the … Continued

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26th June 2018

What clients value most

According to a new survey, only ten per cent of Britons currently have a financial adviser. Aegon polled more than 900 people and found that 47% make financial decisions on their own and 40% make decisions with their partner or … Continued

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Investors, and indeed financial professionals and commentators, are often confused by the fact that Vanguard provides actively-managed funds. Vanguard is, of course, virtually synonymous with passive investing. It was Vanguard’s founder, Jack Bogle, who launched the first index fund for … Continued

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A Carbon Financial Partners team led the field to claim the honours at the annual Bill McLaren Foundation Golf Day held at sun-kissed Blairgowrie Golf Club. The Foundation established to support grassroots rugby and other sports in memory of the … Continued

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RICHIE Ramsay has long forgotten how many golf courses he has played around the world as an amateur and long-time member of the European Tour. We invited him to list his top three favourites. It was a tough task but … Continued

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Interest in ethical investing has grown significantly over the last few years. Ethical investors want to see a good financial return, but they also want to invest in a way that, in some small way, helps to make the world … Continued

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