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The Clarion: our news and updates.

We have a wealth of expertise with plenty of financial guidance, opinions, thought pieces, news on business and personal finances and updates on what’s happening at Clarion. We add to these as much as we can so it’s worth a regular visit to this page to read the latest from our financial journal – The Clarion.

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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, Investment management, Thought pieces

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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: 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: Investment management, Thought pieces

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New addition as wealth planners Clarion continue to grow.

Clarion Wealth Planning has bolstered its team with the appointment of experienced financial planner Sam Petts. Sam has over 15 years’ experience in the financial planning industry, starting his career at Caroline Banks and Associates in Mayfair, before joining Killik & Co. where he worked for 12 years, most recently as a Partner and Head […]

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Category: Our team news

Chris Pughe at Clarion

Meet Clarion’s Summer Intern: Chris Pughe

Meet Clarion’s Summer Intern: Chris Pughe Chris Pughe has joined Clarion Wealth Planning as a summer intern. Having completed two years of undergraduate study at the University of Newcastle for a degree in Economics and Finance (BSc), Chris is spending his internship providing additional support to Clarion’s Head of Operations, Simon Baggott, and working alongside […]

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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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Category: Business, Financial Planning, Lifestyle, Thought pieces

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Clarion has appointed Keith Thompson as non-executive Chairman.

Clarion has appointed Keith Thompson as non-executive Chairman. Keith is a highly-respected figure with an illustrious background in the wealth management industry. He has helped to build and grow two wealth management businesses and brings over 50 years’ experience to the role. Keith will be central to the delivery of Clarion’s long-term expansion strategy. After […]

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Clarion has appointed Jonnie Whittle as a Financial Planner.

Clarion has appointed Jonnie Whittle as a Financial Planner. Before joining Clarion Jonnie founded and managed Lasenby Knox, a wealth management and financial planning start-up. Prior to this he worked as a Director at Cameron Chase. Jonnie will work to enhance Clarion’s profile among high net worth business owners across the north west, as well […]

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Category: Our team news