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Sam Petts of Clarion Wealth Planning

How to build an ‘all-weather’ portfolio for every outlook

Chairman of the Clarion Investment Committee and chartered financial planner Sam Petts shares his insight into investment strategies and wealth management, particularly in a time of turmoil.   In a post-pandemic world, what should wealthy individuals – or even those with extra money having sold a business for example – be investing their money in?  […]

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Ron Walker Founder of Clarion Wealth Planning

Look for the light: reflecting on 2020 and the coming year

In his New Year message, Clarion Founder Ron Walker reflects on 2020 and the rays of light penetrating the gloom that should be taken as our guiding lights for the next 12 months. Those venerable global organisations the United Nations and the World Health Organisation declared 2020 as, respectively, ‘year of plant health’ and ‘year of […]

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Clarion Investment Diary – December 2020

Minutes of the Clarion Investment Committee held at 1pm on 10th December 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 *Apologies […]

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Stock market and economic commentary – December 2020

“With all the tragedies happening in the world, do not fret, we still have more than a few outstanding humans left paving the way for a better future.” – Elon Reeve Musk FRS, Founder & CEO of Tesla Inc Edinburgh’s Library of Mistakes holds a collection of more than 3000 books cataloging the financial folly […]

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The Clarion Way: Leaving no stone unturned

Clarion is in the business of true lifelong financial planning, not just financial advice. Here, one of our Chartered Financial Planners and Chairman of the Clarion Investment Committee Sam Petts explains why Clarion is unique and what this means for clients. Sam said: “It all comes down to our bespoke service. Anyone who comes on-board […]

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Selling a business: Avoid missed opportunities by using a Financial Planner

Sam Petts is a Chartered Financial Planner and Chairman of the Clarion Investment Committee, who works with business owners to develop bespoke and integrated plans to help them achieve their goals. Here, he explains his key advice for clients looking to sell their business. Sam said: “Try to start planning and seeking advice early. Don’t […]

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Retirement: Seek advice early about what is right for you

Planning for your retirement early is the key to making the most out of it. Here, one of our Chartered Financial Planners and Chairman of the Clarion Investment Committee Sam Petts explains why, and what this means for his clients. Sam said: “The crucial thing is to get advice because the rules have changed a […]

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Family Finances: The mindset of investments and budgeting

Clarion is in the business of true lifelong financial planning, not just financial advice. Here, one of our Chartered Financial Planners and Chairman of the Clarion Investment Committee, Sam Petts, who has worked in the industry for 20 years, explains his key strategies for getting a handle on family finances. Sam said: “I would always […]

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Clarion is in the business of true lifelong financial planning, not just financial advice

Clarion is in the business of true lifelong financial planning, not just financial advice. Here, one of our Chartered Financial Planners and Chairman of the Clarion Investment Committee, Sam Petts, explains what this means for our clients. So, what does Clarion mean by true lifelong financial planning? Sam said: “It starts with developing a bespoke […]

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