A dose of reality

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Global equities fell back 2% last week, reversing their gains of the previous week and continuing the choppy pattern seen over the last month. The key to the market’s direction … Read More

COVID-19 effects on retirement planning

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Remember that pension savings are for the long term The coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a widespread impact across all aspects of financial life, including retirement plans. The current global stock … Read More

Acquisition of Sterling Trust


Kingswood announces the acquisition of Sterling Trust, a major regional IFA platform, adding further breadth and scale to its distribution network which now includes 14 locations across the UK. This … Read More

Hurting from home

Is the ‘new normal’ having an adverse effect on your health? More than half of office workers believe their employer should do more to help them work from home during … Read More

Beware of pension fraudsters

Safeguard your hard-earned retirement savings from COVID-19 scammers Fraudsters are exploiting fears over the COVID-19 pandemic to target pension savers and investors. The Pensions Regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) … Read More


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Equity markets last week recouped some of their decline the previous week, with global equities gaining some 2%. The fluctuations seen over the last month are a reflection of markets … Read More

Protecting your retirement plans

Don’t let coronavirus derail your financial future The COVID-19 pandemic has touched virtually every aspect of our lives, not least of which is how we save for retirement. And while … Read More

Reality bites

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Volatility returned to equity markets last week with the US market falling as much as 5.9% on Thursday. Global equities ended down 4.1% in local currency terms over the week … Read More

Fast and furious

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Global equities saw strong gains last week. Markets gained as much as 5.5% in local currency terms, although the increase was a rather smaller 3.0% in sterling terms as the … Read More

The sun is still shining

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Equity markets moved higher last week, breaking out of the trading range of the last month, with global equities gaining 3.2% in local currency terms. Markets have now recovered close … Read More