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Meet the Clarion Family

Meet Steven Walker What is your role at Clarion? Director and Financial Planner. Having been with the company for 22 years, I have become part of the furniture. How did you take your first steps in to financial planning? It was summer 1984 and I had just finished my first year at Manchester University studying […]

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Category: Our team news

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Interim Investment Committee Meeting – September

Interim Investment Committee Meeting – September An Interim Investment Committee Meeting was held at the Clarion Offices on the 3rd September. As there has been little change in the macro environment since the previous meeting, these minutes are a shorter missive than usual as we head into the Autumn. Share prices have been remarkably resilient […]

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Category: Financial Planning, Investment management

Notebook Clarion meeting minutes

Minutes of the Clarion Investment Committee – August 2018

Economic & Market Review.  The main discussion points were as follows: In the 3 months to end July the US S&P 500 Index returned 12% in sterling terms with 50% of this return being currency related due to the stronger US dollar against the Pound. The FTSE 100 returned c. 4% and Gilts returned c. […]

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Category: Financial Planning, Investment management

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Political Risk in Financial Markets

Political Risk in Financial Markets Clarion are acutely aware of the recent increase in political rhetoric throughout the world. US President Trump’s posturing on his “America First” theme and the threat of trade wars, ongoing Brexit negotiations which seem destined for a “No Deal”, the U.K. Conservative party’s vulnerability and the potential for a Corbyn […]

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Category: Business, Investment management

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Meet the Clarion Family

Meet Ron Walker What is your role at Clarion? My official title is “Founder” and my main roles are to set the strategic direction, guard the brand culture and bring in high-level clients. I also personally look after a small number of Clarion’s wealthiest client families. How did you take your first steps in to […]

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Notebook Clarion meeting minutes

Minutes of the Clarion Investment Committee – July 2018

Economic Outlook The key points discussed by the Committee were as follows: The UK Prime Minister’s Brexit stance has become super soft, which weakens the UK’s position in future negotiations. Under the new proposal the UK will not gain sovereignty, will lose its voice at the table and will continue contributing to the European budget. […]

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Category: Financial Planning, Investment management

The Clarion team on a charity ramble for Circus Starr

The Circus with Purpose!

As summer temperatures soared , the Clarion team embarked on a scenic 10-mile ramble to raise funds for Circus Starr.

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Trump, Trade Wars and Stock Markets

Trump, Trade Wars and Stock Markets It is often said that stock markets climb a wall of worry. Bull markets go up the stairs while Bear markets crash down in a lift! The psychological nature of investing means that investors, being ever fearful of losing money, will always find something to worry about – politics, […]

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Category: Business, Investment management, Thought pieces

Keith Thompson, Clarion Investment Committee

Meet the Clarion Family

This month we meet Non-Executive Chairman, Keith Thompson, to find out how he took his first steps into financial planning, what inspires him and what he thinks makes Clarion so unique.

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