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Economic commentary and market outlook Please click here to access the July Economic and Stock Market Commentary written by Clarion Group Chairman, Keith Thompson. The following notes summarise the main points discussed by the Investment Committee. BoE is buying c.£4bn worth of bonds each week and currently owns around 31% of the entire Gilt market, […]
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Minutes of the Clarion Investment Committee at 1pm on 15th July 2021 by video link. Committee Members in attendance: – Sam Petts (SP) IC Chairman/Investment Manager Keith Thompson (KWT) Chairman (Clarion Investment Management) Adam Wareing (AW) Operations Director & Compliance Director (Clarion Investment Management) Dmitry Konev (DK) Senior Analyst (Margetts Fund Management) Toby Ricketts […]
“There are as many atoms in a single molecule of your DNA as there are stars in the typical galaxy. We are, each of us, a little universe.” Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist, planetary scientist, and author Coronavirus update The pandemic has been the main determinant of economic activity in the last 18 months. Rising […]
“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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
Minutes of the Clarion Investment Committee held at 1pm on 11TH June 2021 by video link. Committee Members in attendance: Sam Petts (SP) IC Chairman/Investment Manager Keith Thompson (KWT) Chairman (Clarion Investment Management) Adam Wareing (AW) Operations Director & Compliance Director (Clarion Investment Management) Jacob Hartley (JH) Associate Financial Planner (Clarion Wealth Planning) Dmitry […]
“Our Patience will achieve more than our Force.” Edward Burke, Irish political philosopher and statesman Coronavirus update Patience is a virtue, or so they say. After years of discussions but little in the way of progress, the coronavirus pandemic has spurred the cash-strapped G7 countries to finally agree a firm tax plan for the super-wealthy […]
At Clarion we firmly believe it is important not only to invest our time and skills to provide our clients with a high-quality financial planning service but that, when appropriate, we should also invest in local communities. At the end of last year, we made a donation to a Wilmslow-based charity, Rob and his Angels, […]