The Clarion: our news and updates.

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Staying active: the stock picking opportunity provided by coronavirus

In recent weeks we have debated at length the impact that the ongoing coronavirus crisis is having on the global economy and financial markets. One of its more noteworthy effects has been the contrast between businesses that are relatively well sheltered or perhaps stand to benefit from the long-term impact of the outbreak and those […]

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Category: Investment management

Covid-19 update: navigating a path through lockdown

As we move from April into May the world economy remains in the grip of the Covid-19 crisis and its associated social-distancing lockdown but, thankfully, estimated fatality rates are being revised downwards and the rate of new infections is on a clear downtrend in most countries. There could be a moment where infections suddenly ‘melt’ […]

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A Day In The Life… John Winstanley

Our business development director John Winstanley opens the doors on his new work-from-home life. Now we are well into this second period of ‘lockdown’, I thought it would be interesting to share my personal experience of working from home. I have always been very routine-orientated and have strived maintain one while working from home. So, […]

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Category: Lifestyle, Our team news

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Light through the trees – a personal view from our Founder

First, a confession – I am an eternal optimist; apparently, it is difficult to live with. My wife Anne says that if she came through the door with an arm missing, I would say: “It’s good that you still have one arm and think of all the great things you can still do”. Although that […]

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How business owners can keep safe when using Zoom

The novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has caused businesses to rapidly change the way they that they operate, including the way in which meetings are conducted with staff, clients and suppliers. This has led to a huge increase in the usage of video conferencing software such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams and others. Zoom, already the market leader […]

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Category: Business, Security

Minutes of the Clarion Investment Committee April 2020

Minutes of the Clarion Investment Committee held at 2pm on 23rd April 2020 by video link. Committee members in attendance: –  Sam Petts (SP) IC Chairman and Financial Planner (Clarion Wealth Planning) Keith Thompson (KT) Chair/Director Ronald Walker (RW) Founding Director Dmitry Konev (DK) Analyst (Margetts Fund Management) Toby Ricketts (TR) Fund Manager (Margetts Fund […]

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Keith Thompson

Market and economic commentary: Time to reflect

As always, we sincerely hope that all our clients, their families and friends are managing to stay well in these unprecedented and challenging times. Putting to one side the human tragedy and cost in terms of lives lost and health care, there is no doubt that as investors we are living through challenging and unsettling […]

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Our chairman’s Easter coronavirus update

As the coronavirus crisis continues, our chairman Keith Thompson shares his insight on the news and markets from around the globe: On behalf of myself, Ron Walker and all of the team at Clarion, I hope this pre-Easter update finds you and all your family and friends in good health. The human tragedy that is […]

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Minutes of the Clarion Investment Committee March 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 Walker (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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