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New research reveals extent UK retail investors sold investments during Covid-19 stock market falls

New research reveals extent UK retail investors sold investments during Covid-19 stock market falls

New research from behavioural finance experts Oxford Risk, reveals that during the early stages of the Covid-19 crisis when stock markets fell sharply, 8 per cent of people with savings and investments either sold some of their investments or took their money out of the stocks markets. 

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The international portability of wealth will be crucial in navigating the complex world of tomorrow

The international portability of wealth will be crucial in navigating the complex world of tomorrow

By Stuart Parkinson (pictured), Group CEO, Lombard International – As we head towards the end of an infamously volatile year, we continue to live in rapidly changing and uncertain times, be it geopolitics, the global economy, or evolving international regulations. While there is no silver bullet to navigate uncertainty, the value in foresight with regards to wealth and succession planning, is ever more important and significant.

CORONAVIRUS

How did the investment fund industry stand up during the Covid-19 crisis?

How did the investment fund industry stand up during the Covid-19 crisis?

By Kieran Fox, Irish Funds – We are all well aware of the human and public health cost which Covid-19 has had since March of this year when its impact reverberated around the globe. Although general consensus is that we still have some way to go until there is a vaccine or other resolution to the pandemic, central banks and regulators are now beginning to look into the effect the crisis had on capital markets during the early days of its impact and seeking to learn lessons from this. 

RETIREMENT PLANNING

How to approach retirement financial planning during a global pandemic

How to approach retirement financial planning during a global pandemic

By Nick Toubkin, Senior Client Director (pictured), Strabens Hall – Successful investing for retirement isn’t just a matter of putting your savings into assets and waiting for income and profits to be generated... It is, instead, about playing the long game and keeping an eye on your investments, monitoring performance over a period and having periodical conversations with your adviser.