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Asset Class Commentary August 2022

Asset Class Commentary August 2022

Although economies are not yet in a state of stagnation, the news certainly is – inflation still rules the headlines, as it has done for much of the past year.

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Guide - How to register your trust with the Trust Registration Service

Guide - How to register your trust with the Trust Registration Service

We have created this Guide to help you complete the online TRS registration and comply with your legal obligations.  

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Trust Registration Service - Frequently Asked Questions

Trust Registration Service - Frequently Asked Questions

In line with European anti-money laundering regulations, HMRC now require most trusts to be registered with the Trust Registration Service (TRS). 

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Asset Class Commentary July 2022

Asset Class Commentary July 2022

While markets are down and are now firmly in “bear” territory, after every bear market in history markets have recovered and have risen above their previous level.  What is unknown is how long the duration of the bear market will be, and how long any subsequent recovery will take.

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Asset Class Commentary May 2022

Asset Class Commentary May 2022

GDP, inflation and unemployment rates are being closely watched by investors as prices continue to rise and investors disagree on how central banks should proceed. 

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Asset Class Commentary April 2022

Asset Class Commentary April 2022

The conflict in Ukraine has added to inflationary pressures and has led to a challenging start to the year for investors.

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Asset Class Commentary March 2022

Asset Class Commentary March 2022

With the world’s attention focused on the tragic situation unfolding in Ukraine, it is difficult at times to put aside personal, political and humanitarian views and to concentrate on the financial implications of global events. 

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Investment Outlook 2022

Investment Outlook 2022

Although the pandemic is far from over, with cases in some areas rising to the highest levels seen since the beginning of the pandemic and the threat of a new variant always around the corner, the volatility from the pandemic seen in markets is decreasing, as investors become more accustomed to the ebbs and flows of an endemic virus.

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Investment Focus on China December 2021

Investment Focus on China December 2021

Much investor attention has turned to China in the past year, with increased foreign capital flowing into Chinese stocks. In our view it is worthwhile looking more closely at this to see what investors are focusing on.

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Asset Class Commentary December 2021

Asset Class Commentary December 2021

Initially, the emergence of the Omicron variant spooked investors and caused markets to fall.  

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Asset Class Commentary November 2021

Asset Class Commentary November 2021

Central banks are moving increasingly closer to raising interest rates as inflation is beginning to look less and less transitory.  

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 Asset Class Commentary October 2021

Asset Class Commentary October 2021

Last month the spread of Covid variants was at the forefront of investors’ minds. This month tighter monetary policy is pushing its way forward. 

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Asset Class Commentary September 2021

Asset Class Commentary September 2021

After lots of recent positivity, investors are now concerned with the rising number of Delta variant cases.

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Asset Class Commentary August 2021

Asset Class Commentary August 2021

After lots of recent positivity, investors are now concerned with the rising number of Delta variant cases.

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Asset Class Commentary July 2021

Asset Class Commentary July 2021

As economies edge closer to reopening, there are undoubtedly more positives to look forward to. 

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