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Notebook Clarion meeting minutes

Minutes of the Clarion Investment Committee November 2019

Minutes of the Clarion Investment Committee held on 20th November 2019 at Overbank, 52 London Road, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, SK9 7DZ at 13:00.   Keith Thompson (KT) Chair/Director Ron Walker (RW) Director Dmitry Konev (DK) Analyst (Margetts Fund Management) Toby Ricketts (TR) Fund Manager (Margetts Fund Management) Sam Petts (SP) Financial Planner (Clarion Wealth Planning) […]

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Category: Financial Planning, Investment management

Investment Styles — Growth Versus Value

Nothing goes on forever in financial markets. For all the noise and industry fashions; whether it’s the importance of geographical weightings, economic statistics or portfolio risk measurement driven by index construction, they all come and go, reverting to the mean and overshooting in the other direction. The one thing an investor can rely on is […]

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Category: Business, Thought pieces

Government bonds, negative interest rates and the value of diversification

Bond investors are living in a topsy turvy world.  The global financial crisis presented central banks with unprecedented challenges which were met with extraordinary actions. A decade on, we can now see that these measures saved the global economy from deflation and economic depression. However, the unintended consequence of these extraordinary measures was that they […]

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Category: Business, Thought pieces

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Preparing to live longer

“Old Age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you have to start young”. These words of wisdom from former US President Theodore Roosevelt may resonate with many of us as we face retirement—especially as that timeframe is getting longer.  When the first UK state pension came into effect in January 1909, […]

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

Notebook Clarion meeting minutes

Minutes of the Clarion Investment Committee October 2019

Minutes of the Clarion Investment Committee held on 16th October at Overbank, 52 London Road, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, SK9 7DZ at 13:00.   Keith Thompson (KT) Chair/Director Ron Walker (RW) Director Dmitry Konev (DK) Analyst (Margetts Fund Management) Toby Ricketts (TR) Fund Manager (Margetts Fund Management) Sam Petts (SP) Financial Planner (Clarion Wealth Planning) Adam […]

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Category: Financial Planning, Investment management

Market and Economic Commentary Octobert 2019 – An Autumn Chill but more Treats than Tricks!

As Autumn sets in there is a notably cooler breeze whistling through the economy and financial markets. Current economic activity data which has been flashing amber weather warnings in manufacturing for some months has more recently lowered expectations for the larger services sector. Investors could be forgiven for expecting a perfect storm and as we […]

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Category: Business, Thought pieces

Economic & stock market commentary – year to date

So far 2019 has been an interesting, eventful and in many ways, unusual year. Political uncertainty, poor economic growth expectations, muted inflationary pressures, fears about a worldwide recession and ever lower, sometimes negative, interest rates have dominated headlines. We have yo-yoed between US-China trade wars and truce. Amid political deadlock in the UK we have […]

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Category: Business, Thought pieces

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Estate planning – the residence nil rate band

The Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB for short) was announced in the 2015 summer budget and came into effect on 6th April 2017. Despite the fact this was introduced almost two and a half years ago, it’s still an area of confusion for the majority of people. In this Question and Answer session, our Chairman […]

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

Notebook Clarion meeting minutes

Minutes of the Clarion Investment Committee September 2019

Minutes of the Clarion Investment Committee on 16th September 2019 held at Overbank, 52 London Road, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, SK9 7DZ at 13:00.   Keith Thompson (KT) Chair/Director Toby Ricketts (TR) Fund Manager (Margetts Fund Management) Sam Petts (SP) Financial Planner (Clarion Wealth Planning) Alastair Cartwright (AC) Financial Planner (Clarion Wealth Planning) Jacob Hartley (JH) […]

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Category: Financial Planning, Investment management

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