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China-US trade war—threat or opportunity?

CHINA-US TRADE WAR—THREAT OR OPPORTUNITY? In recent years, many financial commentators have been predicting the end of globalisation and a move into a multi-polar world order, with disenchantment over widening income and wealth distribution driving a changed environment. The US trade war with China is an obvious recent example. In this commentary, we consider the […]

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Category: Business, Thought pieces

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Clarion Investment Diary – May 2019

The Clarion Investment Committee met for the first time this year to discuss fund performance moving into 2019.

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Category: Financial Planning, Investment management

Meet the Clarion Family

Meet Sharon Sutherland What is your role at Clarion? I am an ‘Adviser Client Support’, providing administration assistance to the adviser and paraplanner along with some additional duties. How did you take your first steps in to Financial Planning? In South Africa I started off in banking and worked there for around nine years. I […]

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Woodford equity income fund

WOODFORD EQUITY INCOME FUND Clients will no doubt have seen some of the extensive press comments on the recent dealing restrictions placed on this fund by the Fund Manager. This Clarion commentary on the events leading up to the dealing suspension might be of interest and provide reassurance to our clients. Clarion considered investing in […]

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Category: Business, Thought pieces

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Meet the Clarion Family

Meet Adam Wareing What is your role at Clarion? Head of Operations. It’s my job to manage change and ensure we’re working efficiently to benefit our clients. How did you take your first steps in to Financial Planning? I fell into it! The reason I moved back to Manchester following my undergraduate degree in Sheffield […]

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Market Economic Commentary: Lower for Longer

One of the world’s most important economic indicators has gone into reverse in recent months. In this commentary we look at the implications for investors and clients of Clarion. What has changed is the outlook for American interest rates. These rates are, in effect, “the global price of money” and set the risk-free rate for […]

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Category: Business, Thought pieces

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Clarion Investment Diary – April 2018

The Clarion Investment Committee met last month to discuss the performance and composition of the Clarion Portfolio Funds.

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Category: Financial Planning, Investment management

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Minutes of the Clarion Investment Committee – March 2019

The Clarion Investment Committee met for the first time this year to discuss fund performance moving into 2019.

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Category: Financial Planning, Investment management

Economic & Market Commentary – Choppy Waters, Doctor Copper And Technological Revolution

A quote from the renowned American investor and writer, Howard Marks, sets the tone for this month’s commentary: “The best response when seas are choppy is to focus on completing the long-term voyage and not think about whether the next wave is going to push the nose of the boat up or down.” Despite a […]

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Category: Business, Thought pieces

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