16th January 2020

It takes all types

Nobel laureate economist Eugene Fama was once asked to define the ideal portfolio. He looked bemused for a moment before replying that there was an infinite continuum of possibilities. Why? Because every person is different. So much of the media’s … Continued

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15th January 2020

You can’t spend a brick!

The past few weeks have seen yet more news on the suspension of withdrawals from two well-known property funds in the UK – M&G Property Portfolio and Prudential UK Property. If you are suffering from ‘déjà vu’, that’s perfectly understandable … Continued

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While I suggested in my previous blog that the choice of pension provider, when you are planning around separation or divorce, is less crucial from an investment perspective than the asset choices you make, it can, in some cases, be … Continued

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Historically, financial planners have probably been called on most often to help in a divorce situation where clients are to receive a pension share to be invested in an arrangement of their own. The choice of the specific pension provider … Continued

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Perhaps the financial area which requires the most planning when it comes to dealing with separation and divorce, or at least the most head scratching, is where there is a choice of assets – where you can potentially seek a … Continued

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We, at Carbon, call ourselves financial planners for a reason: one of the biggest parts of our job, and often the part that brings the most value to a client, is the planning, rather than the selection of this or … Continued

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There’s a big dose of uncertainty out there as we approach the New Year — about Brexit, about the impact of climate change, about what Mr Trump will say or do next. It’s showing up in consumer sentiment in the … Continued

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