23 November 2022

The challenging world of wealth management

The world of wealth management is, in theory, relatively straightforward, but in practice, there are several challenges. For example, in the UK, we recently saw the Autumn Budget announcement, which impacted an array of areas that have previously remained relatively untouched. Consequently, the subject of wealth management and asset management has very much come to the fore.

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16 November 2022

Why has day trading become so popular?

Recent figures suggest that there are more than 10 million online traders worldwide, with more than 300,000 based in the UK alone. Online trading has increased dramatically in light of the Covid pandemic, with more investors taking complete control of their future. This prompts the question, why has day trading become so popular?

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10 November 2022

What do day traders bring to investment markets?

While professional traders/day traders are often criticised for creating short-term volatility in share prices, in reality, this is not the case. It is crucial that stock markets have a mix of short-term, medium-term and long-term investors to allow value to be unlocked. Consequently, the importance of day traders is something which observers often miss. So what exactly do they provide?

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02 November 2022

The multifaceted world of wealth management

There is a general misconception that wealth management is the domain of the rich and famous. Considering that the average home in the UK is valued at circa £290,000, and the IHT threshold is £325,000, this puts it into perspective. Those who fail even to consider wealth management services may find themselves with a tax bill that could have been avoidable by planning. Consequently, it is important to consider the topic of wealth management as you get older.

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26 October 2022

What would happen if traders stopped using artificial intelligence?

It is fair to say that developments in trading platforms, leading to low latency execution, created the perfect scenario in which artificial intelligence is able to thrive. Trade execution times have dropped dramatically in recent years and while execution only traders have benefited, so have the artificial intelligence programs. What would happen if traders stop using artificial intelligence?

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20 October 2022

Should investors even consider clearing and custody services?

Whether looking at clearing services in isolation or as part of more comprehensive clearing and custody services, investors should be aware of their importance. Since stock markets were opened up to the broader public, traders, and long-term investors, many of us give little consideration to clearing and custody services. However, they are at the heart of any investment market!

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