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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Minutes of the Clarion Investment Committee February 2020

Minutes of the Clarion Investment Committee held at 2pm on March 26, 2020 by video link. Committee members in attendance: –  Keith Thompson (KT) Chair/Director Ronald Waker (RW) Founding 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 Wareing […]

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Category: Financial Planning, Investment management

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Market and economic commentary: March coronavirus crisis

Markets have seen a significant and rapid sell-off during the past four weeks as Covid-19 has moved from a distant threat to a local concern, causing growing fear and panic. The key points are summarised below and expanded later within this commentary by our chairman Keith Thompson. It is likely that markets have overreacted to […]

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Category: Business, Investment management, Thought pieces

The Budget March 2020

Delivered against a backdrop of stock market turmoil and a deepening coronavirus crisis, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rushi Sunak’s first Budget could not have been more dramatic. The Bank of England announced an emergency rate cut just hours before Mr Sunak promised to do “whatever it takes” to protect the UK economy from the coronavirus […]

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Category: Financial Planning

Protecting ourselves and our family from the financial risks of future illness

Now, more than perhaps any other time in recent history, the nation’s thoughts are on the health and welfare of ourselves and our families. While health issues will understandably be at the forefront of our minds, there will without question, be a significant degree of concern regarding personal finances. Therefore, it feels relevant to give […]

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John Winstanley and Matt Sherratt

Two new directors appointed to Clarion board

We are proud to announce the appointment of two new directors to our board. John Winstanley and Matt Sherratt joined our board of directors this month. John, 33, from Knutsford, takes up the role of business development director while Matt becomes finance director. Clarion CEO Ron Walker said: “We are proud to welcome our two new […]

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Clarion chartered financial planner status for the eighth year

We are proud to announce Clarion Wealth Planning has been awarded corporate Chartered financial planner status for the eighth year in a row. Fewer than 1,000 companies across the UK have been granted the prestigious status by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). Our director of operations Adam Wareing explained: “The accreditation is the gold standard […]

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Coronavirus, panic and stock markets

We can’t pretend to have anything new to say about the coronavirus except that we hope our clients and their families are keeping safe and well and free from the disease. Also, like everyone else we hope the pain and suffering of those people affected by the virus will soon dissipate. In these difficult days […]

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Category: Investment management, Thought pieces

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Saying enough is enough now and sailing off into the sunset

How do you know when the time is right to sell your business? Building a business from scratch or taking the family firm to the next level is all-consuming. You and your loved ones have made sacrifices every day to get to where you want to be. But how do you know when enough is […]

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Enough Now Executive Summary

The Enough Now study helps successful business owners understand and prepare for the impact of selling a business and allow professional advisors to better support them through the challenging process. Having assisted hundreds of clients through the process, Clarion Wealth Planning identified that the decision to sell a business – and the emotional toll it takes on […]

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