Taking the long view

Taking the long view

For the best part of 10 years, global markets have enjoyed a period of steady growth. 2018, however, saw markets ‘wake up’ to increased uncertainty on a number of key political and economic events.Fuelled by the sustained efforts of central banks to maintain low...
A global approach to asset allocation

A global approach to asset allocation

Asset allocation is one of the key tools in our investment proposition to help strike the right balance between risk and reward in your portfolio. It applies to asset classes, such as equities, bonds and cash, and different global regions.The actively-managed Omnis...
Time in the market vs timing the market

Time in the market vs timing the market

When it comes to investing, you might have heard that time in the market is better than timing the market.Time in the market is another way of describing long-term investing. Investors with a time horizon of at least five years (and in many cases longer) buy an asset...
When lightning strikes

When lightning strikes

In July 2015, Mark received a call from someone telling him his house in County Durham was in flames and that a team of firefighters were currently at the scene.He hung up – first, not quite believing what he’d heard was true – it must be a work colleague playing a...
Take advantage of a ‘free’ pay rise

Take advantage of a ‘free’ pay rise

You might think pensions are too complicated and you don’t understand them, but the fact is they are a crucial, tax-efficient savings vehicle that can help give enough money to live on in your retirement.Worryingly though, only two thirds of UK adults are currently...
Look beyond the price of your protection policy

Look beyond the price of your protection policy

Most of us celebrate the start of life and pay tribute to the end of life, but are we placing enough importance on everything in between?If we’re lucky we’ll enjoy certain life events like finding a lifelong partner, marriage / civil partnership, having children,...

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