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Introducing iSecure, powered by DB Wood…

We can take videos with our phones, talk to friends through our laptops and send documents thousands of miles in seconds. But could you find your house deeds, a tax return from five years ago or even the insurance valuation for your jewellery at a moments notice without…

DB Wood Team

15th May, 2020

Blog, IC Insights

A Healthy Split…

We encounter behavioural biases many times within our daily routine. Under the current circumstances for example, “confirmation bias” is very prevalent, which represents the tendency to search and favour information that supports our own beliefs. Most of us are likely to place more weight on an article that…

The Investment Committee

8th May, 2020

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A Slow Release Valve…

We are over the peak according to Boris and his team of scientific experts, and can look forward to details next week about how we might begin the journey towards normality. Timing wise, we are around two weeks behind mainland Europe, and as their tentative steps show, normal…

The Investment Committee

1st May, 2020

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The World During and After Coronavirus…

Emergencies tend to fast-forward historic processes. Decisions that usually get deliberated upon for months or years, are decided in minutes. Fresh and potentially dangerous technologies are forced into practice, because the downside of doing nothing is greater. We are fast approaching a time where it will…

The Investment Committee

24th April, 2020

Blog, IC Insights

Investment Committee Update – Plotting the Journey…

As governments around the world start to consider their exit strategies from lockdown, they will be thinking long and hard around the risks and how best to manage them. It will be imperative to have plans in place to monitor and evaluate containment, so they can ensure the…

The Investment Committee

17th April, 2020

Blog, IC Insights

Coronavirus – Far from over, but glimmers of hope…

The last five weeks have been transformational for the world. We are all feeling the effects of the change, not least the rapid pace that it arrived. At first there was panic buying of toilet rolls, milk and bread. Investment markets fell indiscriminately as people sold assets to…

The Investment Committee

10th April, 2020

Blog, IC Insights

Quarter 1 2020 Investment Review…

We understand that worrying about your finances is not an added burden you need to carry during a time like this and so we want to alleviate this worry as much as we can. We want to reassure you that all of the team are working…

DB Wood Team

3rd April, 2020

Blog, IC Insights

You make the most of your money in a bear market, you just don’t know it at the time!

“Bull” and “Bear” markets are characterised as rises (bull) and falls (bear) of over 20%. They get their names from how the animals attack their prey – bulls bring their horns upwards, and bears hit with their paws downwards. Over the course of the last 100 years, we…

The Investment Committee

27th March, 2020

Blog, IC Insights

A Stay at Home Recession – An Update from our Investment Committee

It has been another incredible week in investment markets. Perhaps the most violent (from a volatility perspective) in history. All assets have moved in extreme ways… even government bonds, that are supposedly “risk-free”, lost considerable value. Interest rates have been cut to all-time lows, and Government spending has exceeded anything…

The Investment Committee

20th March, 2020

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Coronavirus – Second Update from our Investment Team…

Please note that as a result of the current market turbulence, our Investment Team will be increasing the frequency of their communications to ensure clients are up-to-date and informed. Global equity markets are in the middle of one of the most severe corrections in history.

The Investment Committee

13th March, 2020

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