Carbon Financial Partners are delighted to announce we have agreed to become the principal sponsor of the London Scottish Legends Dinner 2018, which is being hosted by the Hurlingham Club on May 17 in London. The high profile annual event … Continued

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Carbon enjoys a hard-earned reputation for our commitment to Scottish sport. It has been further enhanced by an agreement to become a ground-breaking “Premier Partner” with Blairgowrie Golf Club, host to the 2014 Junior Ryder Cup. The commitment to the … Continued

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In his previous blog, former hedge fund manager Lars Kroijer, author of Investing Demystified, shared his views on the recent market turbulence, concluding that the overwhelming number of investors have absolutely no chance of outperforming the financial markets. So what, … Continued

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Last week was a volatile week for global stock markets. Even for experienced investors, episodes like these can be quite unsettling. So, what, if anything, should investors do now? Lars Kroijer is a former hedge fund manager and author whose … Continued

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Carbon was delighted to support the latest Bill McLaren Foundation’s “Voice of Rugby” dinner, along with Craneware, at Edinburgh’s Prestonfield House. It was quite an occasion on a Six Nations weekend, with the guest speakers being All Blacks legend Zinzan … Continued

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Are you one of the very fortunate minority who has a ‘gold plated’ defined benefit (often termed Final Salary) pension? You would be mad to give up the guaranteed income, right? Well, the volume of transfers is currently at a … Continued

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6th February 2018

How to find a balance

Living a happy and fulfilled life is largely about finding the right balance. We all know, for instance, that maintaining a healthy weight entails eating less and exercising more, but life would be boring if we never overindulged; and occasionally … Continued

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29th January 2018

A view from overseas

I have always asked myself how it would be to work abroad: different language, different culture, different people and so many things to learn. I am Markus, 26 years old, and a student of Finance and Management in Germany. I … Continued

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Retirement planning was fairly uncomplicated in 1970s Britain. Men retired at 65 and women at 60, and because of a relatively generous state pension, even the less well-off didn’t need to worry too much about running out of money in … Continued

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15th January 2018

The secret to happiness…

A recent study on money and happiness brought disappointing news for those hoping that having more of the former will guarantee more of the latter. Researchers asked more than 4,000 millionaires of different levels of wealth to say how happy … Continued

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