PROSPECTS

Editorial

Ruled by G-zero

John Royden, Head of Research
Adam Mallett, Illustrator

A decade ago I used to think the world was in pretty good hands. By and large, the G7 and G20 gatherings seemed to be steering the world in a united direction that was economics-text-book positive.

Guest editorial

The Rebirth of Our Nation

Dr John Crook, Consultant Archaeologist
Matt Glasby, Illustrator

Winchester Cathedral is one of the nation’s greatest treasures and takes its place alongside outstanding examples of European architectural and historic heritage. Recent exciting discoveries could place Winchester Cathedral at the birth of our nation.

Independent view

School fee funding – what to legally plan for

Andrew Neal, Private Client Solicitor and Member (Partner) of Godwins Solicitors LLP
Adam Mallett, Illustrator

Cost and affordability are so often the focus of planning regarding school fees, but a greater focus should be placed upon events which could have a detrimental impact. Andrew Neal of Winchester based Godwins Solicitors looks at three events which can easily be planned for, but often get overlooked or ignored.

Bond focus

Boris the Bold

John Royden, Head of Research
Adi Kuznicki, Illustration

Many of us have index-linked or conventional gilts, or UK government bonds, in our portfolios and therefore keep a close eye on what UK interest rates do going forward. To this end, much of my attention is focussed on what happens at the Federal Reserve in America.

Equity prospects

BANK OF AMERICA

Equity prospects

DIPLOMA

Equity prospects

ESTEE LAUDER

Equity prospects

WALT DISNEY COMPANY

Equity prospects

In this issue:

General interest

Santa Montefiore

A prolific writer of beautifully descriptive novels, Santa Montefiore has sold over six million copies of her books thanks to her love of story-telling. She shared some insights into her creative inspirations at a gala evening at the Hampshire Country & Garden Festival on the banks of the River Test.

Economic focus

QEII?

Despite having worked in this industry for over half a century, I am constantly discovering words and phrases relevant to the business of investing that are new to me.

JM Finn news

The Affordable Art Fair in partnership with JM Finn

For the last 20 years, the Affordable Art Fair has been making contemporary art accessible to everyone. Conceived in Battersea, London in 1999 by Will Ramsay, the Fair is now present in ten cities globally and have been visited by 2.5 million people who have taken home over 485,000 pieces of artwork.

Collectives commentary

Looking for economic survivors

The current BREXIT impasse, a full-scale trade war between the United States and China, negative sovereign bond yields, and a slowdown in European manufacturing have been dominating news headlines. However, whilst this seemingly challenging economic background has depressed valuations for swathes of the UK equity market, lower valuations can create opportunities for those investors willing to take a longer-term view and invest in companies with high barriers to entry and can grow their dividends ahead of inflation.

The Potting Shed

The Potting Shed No.6

It all started in October 1999. I was working as a recruitment consultant and I desperately needed some new suits. I had always liked having suits made for me and not being the tallest of chaps, finding an off the peg number that didn’t drown me, was always a challenge.

Wealth Planning in focus

Life Interest Trusts in Wills for Spouses

Knowing your assets are destined to safeguard your spouse’s financial future after your death can be a great comfort. A Life Interest Trust can offer an appropriate solution when planning your estate.