On the investment risk scale, bonds – sometimes referred to as fixed income investments – typically sit between cash and shares. Bonds however, come in a variety of guises. Here is a look at what you need to know.Read More
One of the golden rules of investing is to spread your money across a range of different asset classes. This approach means that if one or more of your investments rise you will benefit but, if they fall, there should be a degree of protection because, hopefully, some of your other holdings in different asset classes will be going up in value. However, diversifying doesn’t mean shortening the period of time you invest over. You should be thinking long term (at least five years) for all your investment allocations.Read More
Funds are collective investments, where your and other investors’ money is pooled together and spread across a wide range of underlying investments, helping you spread your overall risk.Read More
Most investment decisions revolve around the risk and return conundrum. Taking on more risk can mean potentially higher returns but there’s also a greater chance of losing money. On the other hand, less risky investments may provide you with more secure returns, but these are likely to be lower.
Fundamentally, risk relates to the potential financial losses associated with a specific investment or investment strategy and there are a number of obstacles you are likely to come up against as an investor.Read More
Inheritance Tax (IHT) can be incredibly complex but very effective, and early planning can minimise its impact on your estate. In this video, Obi Nnochiri, Head of Technical Consultancy at St. James’s Place, discusses the valuable tax-saving allowances and opportunities that are available before 5 April. This video is particularly useful for our UK expats in Hong Kong.Read More