IC Insights

What to do in the next recession…

If you have a few hours spare and are partial to a decent film, I would highly recommend watching “The Big Short”. A word of warning though, you are unlikely to come out the other side more positive than you went in. It follows the stories of a…

Alex Chappell

30th August, 2019

DB News

An Intern’s View – An 8 Week Insight

Many people will know Friday 30th August as the final day of the notorious school summer holidays. Unfortunately it also signals the end of my 8-week summer internship, where I have quickly been transitioned into the weird and wonderful world of financial planning – challenging, engaging and enjoyable are the…

Nick

16th August, 2019

Hot Topics

The State Pension – The Rules Reshaped

The 6th of April 2016 was a pretty ordinary day for most people, but in the pension world, we saw the biggest transformation of the UK State Pension for nearly forty years. In an attempt to reduce the rising cost of providing it, the Government and Treasury introduced…

Technical Solutions

2nd August, 2019

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Brexit Update – New Leader, Same Issues…

It is now more than three years since we first voted to leave the European union, yet frustratingly it feels like we are no closer to knowing the final result. Soon a new Prime Minister will inherit the mammoth task of uniting a divided country, but will it…

Alex Chappell

18th July, 2019

DB News

Investment Review Quarter 2 2019

Market Review After a strong rebound in quarter one, investors entered Q2 in a more positive mood. Things hadn’t turned out to be as bad as everyone was expecting late last year, but there were still some risks on the horizon. Most notably, there was still…

DB Wood Team

2nd July, 2019

DB News

Innovation; ideas to impact…

This year we are delighted to be sponsoring the Business Innovation Award at the Newark Business Awards. Innovation is crucial to the development of society. Moreover, with issues such as climate change, wealth divergence (leading to populism) and general demographic issues (leading to us living longer but not…

DB Wood Team

21st June, 2019

IC Insights

Question the Committee – Edition 5

Chairman’s Note I’d like to start by thanking you all for your questions and engagement. With the last six months encompassing some of the best and worst periods for investment markets in over a decade, this year’s edition comes at an extremely interesting time. As such…

DB Wood Team

7th June, 2019

DB News

What goes around comes around…

I want to take the time now to thank Graham Hicks as he approaches 35 years of service at DB Wood, during which we have seen incredible change within both our business and our profession. I have personally worked with Graham for more than 25 years. Over this…

Ashley Brooks

17th May, 2019

DB News

Brexit Update – No change doesn’t mean no action…

What do 29th March, 12th April, and 31st October all have in common…? They are all dates where we agreed to leave the European Union. With Parliament still unable to provide a majority behind any one of the proposed exit plans, this time last week the…

Alex Chappell

18th April, 2019

IC Insights

Investment Review Quarter 1 2019

Market Review We came into 2019 on the back of the worst fourth quarter for certain equity markets since 1931 and the Great Depression. However, as we wrote about in January, we categorically disagreed with investors’ fears that we were quickly heading for a global recession…

DB Wood Team

5th April, 2019

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