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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What does the Covid-19 pandemic have to do with Capital Gains Tax? 

What does the Covid-19 pandemic have to do with Capital Gains Tax? The coronavirus pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on public sector finances and will continue to do so for many years to come. Increasing Capital Gains Tax is one option available to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to help him balance the books […]

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Category: Financial Planning, Investment management

Time to take the temperature of your investment portfolios

“Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.” Ralph Waldo Emmerson, American philosopher Despite the imminence of Brexit and the political drama of the recent US Presidential election, the coronavirus pandemic continues to dominate headlines, in both the media and within financial markets. The post US Presidential election world is growing a little clearer, […]

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Cash crisis – the risk of rock bottom interest rates

“Interest rates are to asset prices what gravity is to an apple. When there are low interest rates, there is a low gravitational pull on asset prices.”  Warren Buffett In February 2009 when base interest rates had just been cut to 1% per annum, I had a friendly wager with an accountant friend about the […]

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Clarion Investment Diary – October 2020

Minutes of the Clarion Investment Committee held at 1pm on 15th October 2020 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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Dictionary definition of uncertainty

Stock market and economic commentary – October 2020

“Headlines, in a way, are what mislead you because bad news is a headline and gradual improvement is not.” Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft Foundation.  Is it too bold to assert that we are reaching peak uncertainty? Possibly, although the impending conclusion of the US Presidential elections, ongoing Brexit negotiations, as well as lockdown restrictions […]

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How to have retirement without regret

Our business development director John Winstanley has been surprised to see a recent number of studies in industry media revealing shockingly high levels of ‘retirement regret’.   As a financial planner, I feel incredibly sorry for these people when this feeling of regret can be so easily avoided. Clarion Wealth Planning clients have genuinely fulfilled retirements. […]

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Category: Financial Planning, Lifestyle, Thought pieces

Meet Sam Petts: chairman of the Clarion Investment Committee

Meet Sam Petts, one of our financial planners, who also holds the important role as chairman of the Clarion Investment Committee. Sam has been an active member on the committee for a few years now but became the chairman earlier this year. Here he tells us about the role of chairman on the committee and […]

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The Clarion Way: True lifelong financial planning

Clarion is in the business of true lifelong financial planning, and this week John Winstanley, Financial Planner and Business Development Director at Clarion, has shared what that means for family finances, retirement, and selling a business, as part of Financial Planning Month in October.  Here John explains the Clarion Way of financial planning.     […]

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Selling a business: planning for a smooth exit and a purposeful new beginning

October marks Financial Planning Month and throughout the month we will be sharing the views, approach, and advice, of our trusted team of financial planners at Clarion. John Winstanley, Financial Planner and Business Development Director at Clarion, has already spoken this week about true lifelong financial planning, family finances, and retirement. Today, he focuses on […]

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