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    Nov 14

    Educating investors

    Six years after the start of the financial crisis, what lessons should we have learnt? 1 Plan for the unexpectedMany believe that markets are much safer today than they were six years ago, thanks in large part to the numerous ...

    04

    Oct 14

    What's in your basket?

    Diversifying your assets helps spread risk by lessening the potential for losses Most investors are used to hearing the term 'diversification' – but it has a broader meaning than many realise. Diversification is the process of investing in areas tha...

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    Jul 14

    It's easy to lose track of pensions

    Helping you take full control of your retirementsavings People change jobs, employers change their names but, more importantly, we all forget things from time to time. With that in mind, it is easy to lose track of pensions that you have paid ...

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    Jul 14

    Measuring our appetite for risk

    More than twice as many men choose the highest possible risk option to boost their savings compared to women Findings recently published in the Zurich Wealth Risk Report show that more than twice as many men choose the highest possible risk option to boost their savings compared to women (13% vs 6%)[1]. The study, tracking investor attitudes and behaviour, questioned consumers about their willingness to take risk and capacity to accept a loss on their investments. It found that although people's attitude t...