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Welcome to our latest edition. Inside this issue, we look at a number of the topical financial planning stories making the news agenda.

 

Creating and maintaining the right investment strategy plays a vital role in securing your financial future. But we live in the era of the 24-hour news cycle, and ‘bad news sells’. The investment world can be unpredictable and investors currently have plenty of bad news to process, with a plethora of events making the daily and even hourly news headlines – from the US-China trade conflict and oil price volatility, to Britain's exit from the European Union. On page 06, we consider why it’s important to stay positive and focus on your investment goals.

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Welcome to our latest issue. At the time of writing, the UK Government said it is 'ready and willing' to do a deal to leave the EU if new terms are negotiated with Brussels. But the new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has vowed the UK will leave the EU 'come what may' by 31st October - the date the UK must depart if no deal hasd been reached.

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Volatility fluctuates based on where we are in the economic cycle, but it is a normal feature of markets that investors should expect. From the unfathomable Brexit playbook and the continued prominence of populist ideology, to unconventional US foreign policy and the retirement of Draghi, the highly respected European Central Bank president, uncertainty prevails. On page 6, we consider why it is essential not to panic and to keep a perspective when markets are turbulent.

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Inheritance Tax is no longer something that only affects the very wealthy, but the good news is that there are ways to limit the amount of Inheritance Tax your family may potentially face. You worked hard to earn your wealth, so let us work hard preserving it. On page 06, we look at how you can help your family maintain its financial strength from one generation to the next.

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Welcome to our latest issue. Robert Kiyosaki, the American businessman and author of the best-selling book Rich Dad, Poor Dad, once remarked, ‘Making money is common sense. It’s not rocket science. But unfortunately, when it comes to money, common sense is uncommon.’ As we continue into 2019 with the uncertainties surrounding Brexit, we look to de-mystify the ever-changing landscape of the financial world.

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The start of 2019 is the optium when you may be thinking about resolutions and plans for the year ahead.

As you thnk about 2019 and your goals for the coming year, we'll help to start you off on the right financial footing. It is a good time to start planning your tax affairs before the end of the tax year on 5th April 2019.

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