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New Chinese bond market opens up

August 8, 2017
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Foreign investors will soon finally be able to buy and sell Chinese bonds, thanks to a new scheme launched to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong to China. Beijing’s Bond Connect programme hopes to attract foreign capital by opening up China’s […]

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How much should you really be saving for retirement?

August 8, 2017
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Retirement should be the time in your life where you’re able to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labour throughout your working life. However, simply paying into your savings or a pension for when you retire might not allow you to do this if you’re […]

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Investing in Venture Capital Trusts: what you need to know

August 8, 2017
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Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) are publicly listed closed-end funds. They are crafted to provide individual investors access to venture capital investments through regular capital markets. This is achieved through VCT fund managers working to generate above-average returns for investors by identifying potentially profitable investments in small […]

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August Market Commentary

August 8, 2017
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July got off to the best possible start when Janet Yellen, Chair of the US Federal Reserve, announced that there would be no more financial crises “in our lifetime.” Speaking on a trip to London, she said that the reforms of the banking system since the 2007 to […]

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What’s happening with DB pension schemes?

June 20, 2017
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Defined benefit (DB) pension schemes continue to be a hot topic in the business and financial worlds as an increasing number of people seek to transfer their pensions from a DB scheme. Recent figures suggest that more than four out of five (83%) of financial advisers in the […]

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Making sure the finance department keeps up with growth

June 9, 2017
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Whilst many believe it’s a foregone conclusion that the rapid growth of successful start-up companies will translate into success to the tune of seven figures or more, there are numerous examples of swift development leading to reputational, financial and quality risks which could ultimately lead to […]

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The steps cohabiting couples should take when drawing up a will

June 9, 2017
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There’s no denying the huge steps forward seen in creating equality for same-sex couples in the UK during the 21st Century, first with the Civil Partnership Act 2004 and then the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013. However, as heterosexual couples have marriage as the only […]

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Bill to the Bank of Mum and Dad could reach £6.5bn

June 9, 2017
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A recent report has suggested that the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ will be lending their children over £6.5 billion this year in order to help them onto the property ladder. The projected figure is around £1.5 billion higher than the £5 billion loaned by parents […]

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