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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Clarion Investment Committee Diary June 2020

Minutes of the Clarion Investment Committee held on June 18, 2020, at 2pm by video link. Committee Members in attendance: – Sam Petts (SP) IC Chairman and Financial Planner Keith Thompson (KWT) Clarion Chairman Dmitry Konev (DK) Analyst (Margetts Fund Management) Toby Ricketts (TR) Fund Manager (Margetts Fund Management) Jacob Hartley (JH) Technical Assistant Clarion […]

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Has COVID-19 changed financial planning meetings forever?

Clarion chartered financial planner Peter Butcher takes a look at how the lockdown has changed how we communicate with clients and whether that change will be permanent. Video conferencing software has been available for several years, but it is only now that it has been truly embraced. The benefits of Zoom are clear; the reduction […]

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Category: Financial Planning, Thought pieces

Stock market and economic commentary: A realist adjusts the sails

“The Pessimist complains about the Wind; The Optimist expects it to change; The Realist adjusts the Sails.” William Arthur Ward, writer Despite the release of data showing the UK economy suffered a record contraction in activity in April and cautionary comments from the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of America (Fed), the past few […]

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Clarion launches medium to long-term fund: Navigator

‘Navigator’ is the term used for someone who is responsible for the path or journey of a vessel or aircraft and the science around ensuring it gets from place to place, and to its eventual destination, safely. As such, Clarion’s new fund name fits well with the medium to long-term objective to provide a balance […]

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Clarion’s Head of Advice Delivery wins Paraplanner Of The Year

We are delighted to announce our Head of Advice Delivery Alistair Cartwright has landed a top financial industry award. He has been named Paraplanner of the Year (In House) in the prestigious Professional Paraplanner Awards 2020. There was a record number of entries to recognise the expertise of paraplanning, indicating a highly competitive field in […]

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What you should expect from your financial planner in lockdown

After his shock at research revealing one in four clients had not heard from their IFA during the Covid-19 crisis, our business development director John Winstanley takes a look at what service you should expect from your financial planner in lockdown. We are hearing a lot about the “new normal” in terms of how business is being done during the coronavirus outbreak. Many businesses […]

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Category: Financial Planning, Thought pieces

A lot of advice, not a lot of advisors: the value of earned wisdom in a successful sale

Clarion Wealth Planning’s independent study into the psychology of selling a business has revealed the best guidance when planning a sale comes from those who had been through the experience –  and the professionals. A sale of a business may be more difficult and prolonged than many owners expected. Ron Walker, founder of Clarion Wealth, […]

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Category: Business, Thought pieces

Clarion Investment Committee minutes May 2020

Minutes of the Clarion Investment Committee held at 2pm on 21st May 2020 by video link. Committee members in attendance: –  Sam Petts (SP) IC Chairman and Financial Planner (Clarion Wealth Planning) Keith Thompson (KT) Chair/Director Dmitry Konev (DK) Analyst (Margetts Fund Management) Toby Ricketts (TR) Fund Manager (Margetts Fund Management) Apologies received from both […]

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Out of adversity comes opportunity: economic and stock market commentary 

As always we sincerely hope that all our clients, their families and friends are keeping safe and well.    On the other side of the windows out of which we now watch the world, spring is in full bloom and the first shoots of the plan to exit lockdown is gathering pace. Covid-19 has had catastrophic […]

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