Adviser joins Schroders as personal finance director

Financial adviser Claire Walsh has been appointed as Schroders’ inaugural personal finance director. Walsh is currently an adviser at Aspect8, part of Benchmark Capital, and will join Schroders later this month. Schroders invested in Benchmark Capital two years ago. That firm also owns network Best Practice, network and financial planning firm Evolution Wealth, and platform […]

Inflation figures cast doubt over interest rate rise

Inflation stayed put at 2.4 per cent in June, bucking against an expectation it would rise to 2.6 per cent. Data from the Office for National Statistics released today show inflation will remain at its lowest level for 12 months. Smith & Williamson Global Inflation-Linked Bond Fund manager Thomas Wells says the Bank of England will now […]

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Reluctance to discuss death stops people seeking advice

At least 94 per cent of people have not discussed estate planning with a financial planner, new research shows. A survey of more than 2,000 people by a website that links its users to financial advisers through directory Unbiased, found 30 per cent of people are uncomfortable seeking financial advice to talk about death. It found […]

What will it take to be the world’s first $1trn company?

A look at the likely characteristics of tomorrow’s winners Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft or Amazon. Which one will cross the line first in the race to be the world’s first $1trn company? Perhaps focusing on market cap alone is to miss a more important point about the nature of today’s mega caps. Apple has built up […]


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