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    Active vs passive management – is it worth it?

    The investment management industry is evolving and there is now a wide variety of investment options available to retail investors. Whether you are looking for an equity, bond or commodity product the main distribution channels now offer access to all of these. Once you have chosen your asset class, the next decision is whether you […]

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    EU authority unveils its results on Closet Indexers

    Imagine you bought a Ferrari, but you discovered that under the bonnet there was a Fiat engine. In the asset management industry, this is called Index Hugging. This February the European Security and Markets Authority (ESMA), the Authority that contributes to safeguarding the stability of the European Union’s financial system, provided the preliminary details of […]

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  • Look after the pennies

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    What does low-cost mean?

    The investment landscape is not the simplest. It becomes even more confusing when financial advice is added into the mix. This is why HMRC launched the Financial Advice Market Review. But why are providers not being clear on pricing and the implications of pricing? Why does pricing matter? The pricing of your investment can have […]

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  • long-term investing

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    5 rules for long-term investing

    Warren Buffett famously has two rules for investing: 1. Never lose money. 2. Never forget rule number one. In June 2015 he was worth an estimated $69.4billion, yet those two rules do seem somewhat idealistic considering the risk involved in investing. Time in the market is the most valuable thing to an investor. The earlier […]

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  • ETFs in 2016

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    ETFs in 2016

    Why invest in ETFs? Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) bundle together selected securities, such as stocks, bonds or commodities, and are bought and sold in stock exchanges at a price determined by the market, just like ordinary shares. Typically, the goal of an ETF is to track the performance of a market index, such as the […]

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