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Brexit Strategy

Investment Portfolio Planning in an Uncertain World After a lengthy negotiation process, the Brexit referendum has been set for 23rd June. As I write this, the opinion polls are giving no clear direction as to the outcome. Last week, the momentum was with the “remain” camp. However, after the emergence [...]

Brexit Strategy2021-02-08T12:31:07+00:00

Smart Beta Funds – an option for investors

Our investment specialist, Philip Bailey, contributed to a recent Interactive Investor article, explaining how smart beta funds can be used in portfolio construction. Smart beta funds are a relatively new kid on the investment block and are gaining their fair share of attention because they’re quite different to the type [...]

Smart Beta Funds – an option for investors2021-02-08T12:31:09+00:00

Summer Symphonia sponsored by Provisio

On 21st June, The Marston Vale Trust will open the doors to the lakeside room at the Forest Centre in Marston Moretaine for the Symphonia Academica to perform classical favourites for the summer solstice. This sunset concert will include Vivaldi's Four Seasons + works by Puccini, Corelli etc. Provisio have [...]

Summer Symphonia sponsored by Provisio2014-09-26T09:08:49+00:00


The latest data, published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in February 2014, suggests that the UK's monthly trade deficit narrowed sharply to £1.0 billion in December 2013 from £3.6 billion in November. The total exports of goods and services for the month amounted to £41.5 billion compared with [...]


Plus ça change

Yesterday (6 March 2014), the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee...'voted to maintain Bank Rate at 0.5%. The Committee also voted to maintain the stock of purchased assets financed by the issuance of central bank reserves at £375 billion.' Apart from a brief burst of excitement in July 2012 (when [...]

Plus ça change2014-09-26T09:15:09+00:00
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