Some articles by Jonathan

Costs Really Do Matter

Jonathan, December 3rd, 2018

Human beings are not well wired to be investors. Not only are we not very good with percentages - often accepting seemingly small percentage charges as immaterial - but we also grossly underestimate the impact of compounding these deductions from our portfolios over time.

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Expert Wealth & FinalytiQ – An Enlightening New Partnership

Jonathan, October 22nd, 2018

Sharp eyed clients may have noticed guest content from the fantastic Abraham Okusanya of FinalytiQ contributed to our Expert Opinion section earlier this year. We're now pleased to be able to announce a new partnership between Expert Wealth and FinalytiQ that will allow us to further improve the standard of service we can offer our clients.

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Your Personal Financial Portal Is Coming!

Jonathan, August 28th, 2018

The world of financial self-serve technology is changing for the better, and we'll soon be making some significant improvements to our in-house systems. Find out more now.

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A Defibrillator for Mickey Cranks Cycling Club

Jonathan, July 31st, 2018

It's an important part of Expert Wealth Management's vision that we make an active contribution to our local community. Around a month ago we saw an opportunity to purchase a Defibrillator unit for the Mickey Cranks Cycling Club.

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Added security & complete focus on you

Jonathan, June 12th, 2018

We feel that by recording our interactions with you, we'll be able to increase our focus and engagement with what really matters... Your life goals.

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ISA transfers: How do you move on?

Jonathan, May 29th, 2018

Sometimes, having owned your Individual Savings Account (ISA) for a few years, you might notice that the underlying investments no longer give you what you need.

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Surviving inevitable market falls

Jonathan, April 15th, 2018

It is important to remember that equity market falls are an inevitable part of the process of building wealth through equity ownership. This note seeks to put market falls in perspective and offers some behavioural tips for surviving them.

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Retirement income – it all used to be so easy

Jonathan, February 9th, 2018

Thirty years ago, securing an income in retirement was relatively simple; collect years of service in the company’s pension plan (or some government pension plan for public servants) and retire on a defined percentage of your final salary. A combination of poor government policy, weak investment strategy, and rapid increases in longevity has all but destroyed this type of pension.

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Is Stock Picking Worthwhile?

Jonathan, December 28th, 2017

Have you ever considered if the attempt to select and buy individual stocks is a worthwhile exercise? Is it better to stick with a disciplined approach to investing and look to win in the longer term? This vlog explores some thoughts on the matter (and there's a very cold dip involved!).

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Evidence Based Investing – Playing the Winning Game

Jonathan, December 13th, 2017

During my youth I quickly learnt to get ahead you had to play the ‘Winners Game’. Do you remember school sports day in the days when competition was actually allowed?

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Is Investment Diversification the Right Strategy For You?

Jonathan, October 5th, 2017

All you want is to get a decent return without too much worry, so what is diversification and how can it work for you? Many professional investors are experts in their field. They can specialise in a market and make informed decisions quickly. They buy and sell their shares at exactly the […]

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Your Retirement Fund: What Are Alternatives to Annuities?

Jonathan, September 1st, 2017

What are the alternatives to annuities? Find out the best ways to plan for your retirement fund. The pension funds that an individual accumulates can be used to purchase an annuity from the pension plan provider or similar company. This typically happens during the early stages of retirement. For many people, this […]

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Long-Term Investments: The 4 Smartest Ways to Increase Your Return

Jonathan, August 3rd, 2017

So how do you invest to maximise your wealth in the long run? Here’s our advice for getting the most from your long-term investments. See also: How Deep Is Your Risk? Why Does Diversification of Investments Reduce Risk? What Are the Best Ways to Invest Sensibly? There are many reasons to invest for the […]

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So, it is a hung Parliament…

Jonathan, June 9th, 2017

As dawn breaks, the morning light reveals yet another political gamble that has not paid off for the dice roller.  The UK has a hung Parliament, with no party holding an absolute majority.  Such is the unpredictability of a parliamentary democracy.  If you ask the people of the UK what they think, […]

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Our Comprehensive Guide to Inheritance Tax Planning

Jonathan, June 5th, 2017

Inheritance tax planning is something many people delay thinking about. Even those with a sizeable portfolio tend to neglect this area of their wealth management. However it is important to appreciate: the implications this can have for your estate, the impact inheritance tax can have on your loved ones, and the options […]

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EWM portfolio and funds review | Spring 2017

Jonathan, May 16th, 2017

In our last blog, we wrote about behavioural biases and how they can affect us all as investors by pulling us off course if we succumb to their siren call. Let’s face it, if we wanted to, we could find plenty of reasons in the 24 hour news feeds every day to […]

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Why Does Diversification of Investments Reduce Risk?

Jonathan, March 8th, 2017

If you’re thinking about investing money, the chances are that you’ll have encountered the term “diversification” but might not know exactly what it means or why it’s important. Why does diversification reduce risk? While diversification may sound like a fund manager’s buzzword, it’s actually a crucial investment technique that aims to minimise […]

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If I were a rich man…

Jonathan, February 1st, 2017

We tend to assume that wealth is accumulated over time, often growing fastest in the later working years. Yet, in a broader sense, we are all born with wealth in the form of human capital, which represents the value of the earning potential that we have over our working lifetime. As younger people have a long time to go before they will need the money, the advice they receive is often that excess earnings should be invested predominantly in equities. A subtler approach takes into account the attributes of each person’s human capital which ranges from bond-like to equity-like in nature.

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Will I Have to Pay for My Care Home?

Jonathan, January 6th, 2017

As time goes on, financial planning for the future becomes more important. For those of us looking to ensure we’re comfortable into our later years, calculating the cost of care homes is essential. It may seem far off, but it’s never too soon to start building up a nest egg for retirement. […]

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Findings from the FCA’s Asset Management Market Study

Jonathan, December 19th, 2016

Back in the day active fund managers were all there were – you called the stockbroker who managed your portfolio. But then came the Big Bang. Computers were brought into fund management and the automated tracker fund was born. As technology became progressively better, many started to become critical of the continuing […]

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