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  • Covid-19 recession will change the way we invest

    16 March 2020

    A recession trigged by Coronavirus is now imminent and will change the way society does business and invests, according to founder of deVere Group Nigel Green. Following further sharp drops across global indices, consensus has grown that a global recession is now almost guaranteed, as governments and central banks attempt to limit the impact....

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  • Valuations becoming more realistic as longer recession becomes possibility

    16 March 2020

    As global markets continue to fall amid the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, valuations are starting to look more appealing, according to Schroders chief investment officer Johanna Kyrklund. The Coronavirus continued to wreak havoc on stock markets and  industries around the world, including aviation, and prompted widespread fear that businesses would struggle to recover from the...

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  • Insurer Yulife partners with Fitbit on wellbeing

    16 March 2020

    Life insurance group Yulife has joined forces with Fitbit to offer its customers discounted access to a range of wellbeing products.   The new venture pairs Yulife’s activity-based app with Fitbit’s products, offering users a 25% discount across the entire range, including fitness trackers and smart watches. The gadgets will feed directly into Yulife’s...

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  • Is ESG themed investing creating over-valued bubble?

    15 March 2020

    The ESG sector could echo the tech bubble of the late nineties, as increasing numbers of investors ignore fundamentals in favour of finding long-term winners which can tackle environmental problems, according to RWC. Graham Clapp, manager of the RWC Continental European Equity fund, said the growing focus on ESG investing is having a more...

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  • Woodford Equity Income investors in for long wait

    15 March 2020

    Woodford Equity Income investors are likely to be in for a long wait for the remainder of money, despite planned payouts towards the end of March, according to Ryan Hughes, head of active portfolios at AJ Bell. Investors are due to receive some more money back as part of a £142m payout from the fund,...

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  • Rise in pension transfer values continues

    12 March 2020

    Defined benefit (DB) transfer values continued to rise during February, whilst the number of members taking a transfer value dipped slightly, according to XPS Pension Group’s Transfer Watch. The XPS Transfer Watch monitors how market developments have affected transfer values for an example member, as well as how many members are choosing to take...

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  • From civilisation to anarchy – seven loo rolls

    12 March 2020

    An old Spanish proverb states that the difference between anarchy and civilisation is seven meals. Today it seems the difference is seven loo rolls, says William Dinning, chief investment officer at Waverton Investment Management. We have seen panic in the supermarket and we have seen it on the trading floor. While Tuesday 10th March...

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  • Third of women uncomfortable discussing mental health

    12 March 2020

    New research has shown that as many as one in three women do not feel comfortable discussing their mental health. According to the findings by mental health treatment specialist Smart TMS, women suffer higher levels of social anxiety, poor self-image and loss of confidence than men. Over a quarter (27%) of women regularly cancel...

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