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Category: Wealth Management News

From Quantitative Easing to Quantitative Tightening

Readers will doubtless be familiar with the concept of Quantitative Easing (QE).  It involved the creation of digital money by central banks to buy financial assets, primarily, but not exclusively,…

Sector Review: Retail – fast fashion slowing up?

In the wake of tough trading conditions for traditional clothing retailers such as Next, M&S and Debenhams, investors have placed high expectations on the success of their internet based counterparts.…

WHIreland named in the 2018 thewealthnet’s Top Financial Planning Companies

The 2018 thewealthnet’s Top Financial Planning Companies recognises organisations that provide a high level of financial planning services to clients, and we are delighted that our team’s professionalism and commitment…

Stephen Ford to join WHIreland as Head of Wealth Management

WHIreland is pleased to announce that it has appointed Stephen Ford as the head of its Wealth Management division.  Stephen will join WHIreland during February 2019, and his exact start…

Economic Update

John Goodall, our Head of Private Client Research, presents our overviews for the UK, Europe, USA, Japan, Far East, and Emerging markets. UK GDP growth rebounded in the second quarter…

Coffee: Hot Property?

Despite the continuous drip feed of poor retail sales data, convenience food and drink sales appear to be bucking the trend in UK. Some of the biggest deals done in…

Interest Rates

The primary goal of the Bank of England is to maintain monetary and financial stability. In the UK, interest rates are set by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), a division…

Smithson: An old head on young shoulders

When Fundsmith CEO Terry Smith invested £25m of his own money into their new Smithson Investment Trust, the focus on small and medium capitalised companies became a major talking point…

Financial Fitness

During October, we were delighted to participate in the CISI (Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment) Financial Planning Week which ran from 3rd to 10th October. Each year, the initiative…

Retirement’s a long way off for Millenials. Or is it?

Retirement may seem a long way off for Millennials* but with people living longer and gold-plated final salary schemes disappearing from the pension landscape, the reality is that Millennials will…