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Interesting times…

Interesting times… “Like it or not we live in interesting times. These are times of danger and uncertainty, but they are also more open to the creative energy of men than any other time in history.” These are the words of President John F Kennedy in a speech more than 50 years ago, yet they […]

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Category: Business, Thought pieces

Highs… and even more highs.

Highs… and even more highs UK Stock Markets have been hitting a series of all-time highs in recent months. It’s a similar story in both European and US markets. Reports in the financial press have often been euphoric. Stock Market highs shouldn’t really be newsworthy at all because by their very nature stock markets generally […]

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Category: Business, Financial Planning, Investment management, Thought pieces

A decade on from the global financial crisis…

A decade on from the global financial crisis… When two hedge funds backed by Bear Stearns collapsed in July 2007 because of their exposure to US subprime mortgages, only a handful of people realised this was ‘a dead canary in the coal mine’ event that would lead to a full blown international banking crisis, a […]

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Category: Business, Financial Planning, Investment management, Thought pieces

Active or Passive Investing.

Passive investing… or active investment management? Index buying, or passive management, means portfolios mirror the components of a market index. It is the opposite of active management where a fund’s manager(s) attempt to beat the market with various investing strategies and buying/selling decisions of a portfolio’s securities. Index buying, has enjoyed a period of prolonged […]

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Category: Business, Investment management, Thought pieces

Clarion meeting hands

Groundbreaking business psychology research launched by Clarion.

Clarion has partnered with a group of business psychologists to explore the psychological impact of selling a business. Clarion has partnered with a group of business psychologists to explore the psychological impact of selling a business. The pioneering research project – Enough Now: The psychology of selling your business – will see business owners who […]

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