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    A guide to self-employed pension contributions

    For self-employed people with a business to run, setting up and managing a private pension can be low down the list of priorities. Less than a third of self-employed people are actively paying into a pension, making it one of the key drawbacks of working for yourself.  The often irregular income and lack of an […]

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    Lockdown: An opportunity for financial fine-tuning?

    With Covid-19 still rampant across Europe (and, indeed, the world), many countries are in the midst of another lockdown to slow down the spread as we await the impact of the vaccines. The UK locked down for a third time earlier this month, with Boris Johnson announcing a stay-at-home message that extends until at least […]

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    How Covid-19 changed investing

    On a practical level, the global spread of Covid-19 has had an impact on almost everything. From our freedoms to socialise and travel to something as simple as stocking the fridge, there is hardly an area of daily life that is yet to be affected by restrictive measures.  While the pandemic has slowed daily life […]

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    An introduction to ESG investing

    Anyone evaluating their investment options in the last few years will have come across the acronym ESG. In recent years, interest in environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) issues has skyrocketed, with more and more people wanting to make it a part of their broader investment portfolio.  Put simply, ESG is a way of evaluating a […]

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    Emerging markets: Reviewing the outlook for 2021

    The last decade has not been particularly kind to emerging markets. The performance of this particular index, which is now made up of an extremely diverse group of countries, has remained largely stagnant over the past 10 years.  What are the reasons for this stagnation? And what are the prospects for this particular asset class […]

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    The topics that will define 2021

    If we look back on a busy year, we see a few key themes that underpin most of the biggest news – healthcare, international politics and the economy. Covering Covid-19, the impact of lockdown on the economy and the culmination of years of Brexit discussion, these broad themes have seldom been more all-encompassing.  As we […]

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    Our New Year’s resolutions for 2021

    After a year that’s been filled with difficulty and uncertainty, we’re all looking to 2021 to bring better things. We can’t control the situation with Covid-19 and we certainly can’t control the economic consequences, but we can get a handle on our own personal finances to best place ourselves for success and security going forward.  […]

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    2020: A truly historic year for markets

    This has certainly been a notable year for financial markets. The global healthcare crisis has rattled just about every industry there is, while trends that have been in play for decades have only accelerated in the last 12 months.  It has, however, been a positive year for investors on the whole. Moneyfarm portfolios closed with […]

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