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Now we can have adventures until we are 105!

“It is important to know we can have adventures now but know we will also be OK if we live to 105.”                                     Meet Clarion clients – Keith and Sue Simmonds – who work with Chartered Financial Planner John Winstanley. The couple from North Wales, who have two children just finishing their GCSEs and […]

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How to mitigate the effects of inflation on your assets

What is happening? “I have little doubt that with excess savings, new stimulus savings, huge deficit spending, more quantitative easing, a new potential infrastructure bill, a successful vaccine roll out and euphoria around the end of the pandemic, that the US economy will likely boom. This boom could easily run into 2023 because all spending […]

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Family wealth planning – the Clarion Way

“No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.” – John Donne, poet, 1624   During the pandemic, the UK achieved its record number of millionaires ‐ ultra‐high net worth individuals (UHNWIs) as they are euphemistically called. Here at Clarion, we see things […]

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Building strong relationships with clients, the Clarion way

Our Chairman Keith Thompson and Business Development Director and Chartered Financial Planner John Winstanley both recognise the importance of truly understanding our clients, enabling them to enjoy the serious business of life. Here Keith and John share the story of their careers in financial services and what they have learned from working together, building a relationship […]

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Stock market and economic commentary – January 2021

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain.” Dolly Parton, American singer and songwriter Just over 12 months ago the World Health Organisation issued a warning that the Chinese authorities had alerted it to an outbreak of “pneumonia of unknown cause” in Wuhan, until then […]

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New year – what’s the (financial) plan?

With disruption and violence in the political capital of the US and rampant new variants of the coronavirus causing havoc in the UK and Europe, the first couple of weeks of the New Year seem every bit as depressing, if not worse, than the last few months of 2020.  But with a new US President and […]

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The Clarion Way: Leaving no stone unturned

Clarion is in the business of true lifelong financial planning, not just financial advice. Here, one of our Chartered Financial Planners and Chairman of the Clarion Investment Committee Sam Petts explains why Clarion is unique and what this means for clients. Sam said: “It all comes down to our bespoke service. Anyone who comes on-board […]

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Selling a business: Avoid missed opportunities by using a Financial Planner

Sam Petts is a Chartered Financial Planner and Chairman of the Clarion Investment Committee, who works with business owners to develop bespoke and integrated plans to help them achieve their goals. Here, he explains his key advice for clients looking to sell their business. Sam said: “Try to start planning and seeking advice early. Don’t […]

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Retirement: Seek advice early about what is right for you

Planning for your retirement early is the key to making the most out of it. Here, one of our Chartered Financial Planners and Chairman of the Clarion Investment Committee Sam Petts explains why, and what this means for his clients. Sam said: “The crucial thing is to get advice because the rules have changed a […]

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