IC Insights

Coronavirus – An Update from our Investment Team…

This week will finish as the worst week for equity markets since the global financial crisis in 2008. We can’t argue that the rise in case numbers and geographical spread hasn’t increased the need for concern, but we must also consider that the media hype spreads fear and…

The Investment Committee

28th February, 2020

DB News

5 minutes with… Kat Armeanu, Financial Planning Trainee

As part of our blog schedule, periodically we will be providing interesting updates from the wider team at DB Wood. In our first issue we sat down with Kat Armeanu, a Loughborough University student who was previously an intern, and is now currently completing her placement year with…

DB Wood Team

21st February, 2020

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Coronavirus Trumps Brexit – January Update

The world we live in never ceases to surprise us. Reflecting on our New Year’s resolutions we’d be forgiven for thinking that leaving the European Union would be the biggest news event in January. As it happened, other than some pics of Boris and Big Ben on the…

Alex Chappell

7th February, 2020

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Buy to Let Property – A Cautionary Tale…

The trend of buy-to-let landlords selling their properties continues to gather pace. Tax changes, tighter regulations, lending restrictions, you name it, the buy-to-let property sector has had it all. This has caused, what was once an excellent investment opportunity, to become far less profitable. In fact,…

Ashley Brooks

24th January, 2020

IC Insights

Quarter 4 2019 Investment Review…

Market Review Q4 2019 After a positive first three quarters, investors were expecting more challenges in Q4. The geopolitical risks surrounding US-China trade negotiations and the UK election outcome were both firmly on the horizon, both of which had the potential to disrupt the positive momentum.

The Investment Committee

10th January, 2020

DB News

Review of 2019

It’s been an excellent year at DB Wood on all fronts – here’s a taster of what has been achieved and what you can expect in 2020. We always start with the team. They are the most important part of the business, driving both client outcomes…

Ashley Brooks

20th December, 2019

DB News

UK General Election; Riches or Ruin?

You might say the lunatics have taken over the asylum. The pattern of Europe’s elections has seen old elites buffeted and battered by populist movements. In the UK’s case, the extremists have taken charge of the governing parties. The choice at the coming election does not involve the…

Ashley Brooks

6th December, 2019

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Is Decumulation Even A Word?…

As we progress through the early stages of our working lives, our focus is on savings or the ‘accumulation’ of money, things and experiences.  In retirement our relationship with money changes as we switch from accumulation to decumulation. The importance of effective decumulation is growing as clients are, on…

Ashley Brooks

22nd November, 2019

IC Insights

UK Election: Prepare to Vote

“It may be good to hold some of that cash back Edward. If Corbyn gets in, the markets will crash” said a pretentious, assured gentleman in the row behind me. It was pre-show at the Palladium Theatre, London. Most were either squeezing into their seats, flicking through programmes or crunching…

Alex Chappell

1st November, 2019

IC Insights

Investment Review Quarter 3 2019

Market Review  After a strong first half of the year, we doubted whether investment markets could continue their upward trajectory across the summer months. Resolutions to issues such as trade uncertainty and Brexit would be needed, both of which end this quarter pretty much where they…

Ashley Brooks

4th October, 2019

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