Some articles by Jonathan

Mindfulness – An Evening with George Kinder Replay

Jonathan, September 21st, 2020

Jonathan and Dom met George Kinder over 10 years ago when they were becoming increasingly disparaged by the way Financial Planning was evolving in the UK. They felt there must be a better and more connected way to help people with their financial futures. After providing such insight, they have kept in close contact with George which has led to developing our fundamental ethos at Expert Wealth Management.

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Join The Expert Wealth Family As A Paraplanner

Jonathan, September 10th, 2020

You will be working for an Independent Financial Adviser who hold corporate Chartered Financial Planner and CISI Accredited Firm status, as part of a small team looking after the financial planning needs of around 200 client families. As Paraplanner you will be providing high quality support and ensuring complete and accurate records […]

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Cash dividends: don’t bank on them

Jonathan, August 24th, 2020

‘Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It’s to see my dividends coming in.’ John D. Rockefeller To this day we can still relate to the words of American industrialist John D. Rockefeller, despite their utterance over a century ago. Be it a privately owned business or publicly listed […]

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The Big Five

Jonathan, July 27th, 2020

Investors love good stories. In recent years, many of these stories have centered around innovations that have fundamentally changed the way we live our lives. Some examples might include the release of the original Apple iPhone in 2007, the delivery of Tesla’s first electric cars in 2012 and the launch of Amazon […]

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Virtual Afternoon Tea Replay – Jan-Carl Plagge

Jonathan, July 6th, 2020

Dominic and Marcus had the pleasure of meeting Jan-Carl Plagge a few months back at an investment conference and thought that he would make a wonderful speaker for our ongoing Virtual Afternoon Tea webinar series. In this hour-long session Jan-Carl shares some of his incredible knowledge on the topic of environmental, social […]

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The old order changeth!

Jonathan, May 26th, 2020

When one looks into the future it soon becomes apparent that a crystal ball would be useful. Unfortunately, they are in short supply. At times of uncertainty, such as this, it can be tempting to run ‘what if’ scenarios in our heads, such as ‘perhaps I should move into tech stocks and pharmaceutical companies - as surely these sectors will do well’ or to pick out specific companies that appear likely to thrive in the future.

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Viewing your portfolio through the right lens

Jonathan, April 29th, 2020

One of the positive consequences of the current lockdown is that it does provide the opportunity to revisit a few of those old tasks, hobbies and pleasures that always seem to get put on the back burner in our busy lives. For some that might be picking up a new or re-reading a favourite book. Here is an example of the latter: in the early 2000s Nassim Nicholas Taleb published a wonderful book titled ‘Fooled by Randomness’ with the descriptive sub-title ‘The hidden role of chance in life and in the markets’.

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Market Information Charts

Jonathan, April 14th, 2020

Here are a selection of helpful charts for you to download: FTSE100 vs EWM (Year to date) FTSE100 vs EWM (5 Years) Historical Markets (Return of the decade) Historical Markets (Bull and bear markets) Should you have any questions regarding this content, please contact us.

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Bricks and mortar property fund suspensions. Again? Really?

Jonathan, January 6th, 2020

‘Its déjà vu all over again!’ Yogi Berra, famous baseball coach and part-time philosopher The recent announcement by M&G that it had taken the decision to suspend redemptions on its £2.5bn M&G Property Portfolio – after suffering ‘unusually high and sustained outflows’ estimated at £1bn over the past 12 months – is […]

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Star Manager Supernovas

Jonathan, December 11th, 2019

Persistently skilled fund managers are a very rare commodity, hard to identify in advance and hard to live with over time. Anecdotes and examples of great managers are often used to justify active management, yet even some of the truly ‘great’ managers have failed to live up to their billing. Like the […]

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We’re Looking For An Administrator

Jonathan, November 13th, 2019

We're looking for a motivated individual to join the Expert Wealth family! You will be working for an Independently owned Wealth Management Company working as part of a small team to provide administrative support to the Client Relationship Managers (CRMs) who are responsible for looking after our clients.

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Weathering Brexit Uncertainty (or “If it ain’t broke…”)

Jonathan, September 30th, 2019

There is always a temptation to fiddle around with a portfolio’s structure to try to position it ready for potential short-term global events, such as Brexit. Investors would do well to remind themselves that the core tenets of good investing hold true through all market conditions. It is also worth remembering that the efficacy of a portfolio’s strategy should be judged not on the post-event outcome, but in terms of the quality, validity and prudence of its construction discipline in the face of future market uncertainty. Portfolios are well-structured around inalienable investment truths, particularly the value of deep diversification.

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How long is long term?

Jonathan, September 23rd, 2019

For many investors – particularly those in retirement - the question ‘how long is long-term?’ could also be translated as ‘I’m getting on a bit, so should I still be investing in the stock market?’. When is comes to systematic investing – that is to say, capturing specific market risks in a disciplined and rules based manner – a subsidiary question might also be ‘should I still own value and small cap stocks, as their excess returns, relative to the market, can take some time to come through?’.

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Privacy Policy Update

Jonathan, July 15th, 2019

At Expert Wealth we're always working to improve the standard of our service to you. In order to better comply with a number of EU directives on digital privacy, you might have noticed a banner appear on our website advising you about our use of cookies, and encouraging you to review our privacy policy.

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Enjoy yourself!

Jonathan, June 5th, 2019

The world of financial planning can be complex and technical. It's sometimes easy to lose sight of why having a financial plan is so important! We recently came across this amazing video of Doris Day, singing in the 1950's and felt it was an apt reminder of what we're trying to achieve in the Expert Wealth family. Have a look!

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A ‘set-and-forget’ investment approach? Forget it!

Jonathan, April 25th, 2019

Systematic, evidence-based investing often results in very little activity in a portfolio. It is wrong to think that this is the result of a ‘set-and-forget’ strategy.

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Markets fell in 2018 – but keep this in perspective…

Jonathan, February 4th, 2019

December 2018 dished up a rather distasteful present for the holiday period. Many lines were written in the broadsheets about the global equity market falls, but were they really anything out of the ordinary? The challenge for investors today is that they have been spoiled by the run of strong returns since the Credit Crisis, with only one down year since 2008 until, that is, 2018.

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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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