IC Insights

Spring Statement: The Takeaways

If the Brexit process was a dart board, the scheduling of this spring statement would have hit the bullseye. With just two weeks to go before the March 29th deadline (although at this stage that looks likely to be extended), this was never going to be transformational. Nonetheless,…

DB Wood Team

15th March, 2019

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Bridging the Education Gap…

The world of financial planning is changing rapidly, which will present challenges to the next generation. Topical issues such as paying off student loans, buying your first home and starting a business from scratch are all common queries we receive from the children of our clients. This was…

Oliver Crampton

8th March, 2019

IC Insights

Infrastructure Innovation – In More Ways Than One…

One of our core values is to be better in six months than we are today. For our investment team, that not only means constantly looking to improve ourselves and our process, but also striving to find new opportunities. This year we have progressed an idea in an…

Alex Chappell

8th February, 2019

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Brexit – Where do we go from here?…

I know, by now just hearing the word “Brexit” is frustrating! Why can’t the politicians come together at a time when the country needs them to? Putting the people’s needs above their own was what they were elected for right? Then again, in such a closely contested vote,…

DB Wood Team

25th January, 2019

IC Insights

Investment Review Quarter 4 2018

Market Review The last 3 months of 2018 marked one of the worst quarters for investment markets since the Global Financial Crisis. Whilst Brexit uncertainty here at home has to take some flack, concerns over the health of the global economy were more central. However, in…

DB Wood Team

11th January, 2019

DB News

A Review of 2018…

And so this is Christmas, where does the time go? It’s that time of the year where we look back on 2018, reflect on what we have achieved, and take an outward look at tomorrow’s challenges. Over the year our business has continued to enjoy a significant inflow of new…

DB Wood Team

21st December, 2018

IC Insights

2018 – The rebalance ‘Back to Normal’ has started…

2018 sits at the end of a decade of generally strong investment markets. With interest rates at super low levels, the flow of money into all assets has been consistent and relentless for much of this period.  Even in cautious mandates, where the majority of your return comes…

Alex Chappell

7th December, 2018

IC Insights

Brexit – An Evolving Beast

*The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of DB Wood* To this day I still believe David Cameron’s decision not to lead the country through one of the most important…

Alex Chappell

23rd November, 2018

IC Insights

The Hidden Power of Income

Albert Einstein famously once said “compounding is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it… he who doesn’t… pays it”. There are two ways an investment can give you a return, it can produce an income, or the capital value can rise.

Alex Chappell

2nd November, 2018

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Hurdles

We are often faced with hurdles – trip or jump? They start as early as our first breath, but span life’s many stages. Sportsman often speak of facing hurdles; challenges that they have to overcome to get a winning result. People in everyday life also face their own…

NeilHolmes

19th October, 2018

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