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The MSCI World Index tracks the performance of large and mid-cap sized companies across 23 of the world’s developed markets. Investors can still beat the index, but this remains a challenge.

Beating the index is tough, but investors can do it

The MSCI World Index tracks the performance of large and mid-cap sized companies across 23 of the world’s developed markets. Investors can still beat the index, but this remains a challenge.

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How much do you want to leave the taxman?

“Inheritance Tax is a voluntary levy paid by those who distrust their heirs more than they dislike the Inland Revenue” Roy Jenkins, ex-Labour chancellor, famously quipped in 1986.

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Little trouble in big China, or something more worrying?

Chinese shares have been under pressure recently as authorities moved to clamp down on regulatory concerns and certain business activities.

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Investing to feel good

There is no perfect portfolio to reflect a single political or world view, but discussions between generations can help construct a portfolio that earns good returns and makes the family feel they are doing some good.

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Charles Stanley appoints Gavin Wiggans as Business Development Director - North

Wealth manager Charles Stanley has announced the appointment of Gavin Wiggans as Business Development Director - North.

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Charles Stanley appoints David Pederson as Director of IMS – Branches

Wealth manager Charles Stanley has announced the appointment of David Pederson as Director of Investment Management Services (IMS) – Branches.

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Uncertainties persist, but the Fed should keep control

As we head through mid-year, most equity investors should be reasonably satisfied.

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Charles Stanley helps pupils at Embley take on the City

Embley’s Stock Market Investment Club has become the UK’s first group of school children to trade on the London Stock Exchange with the support of Charles Stanley as its investment manager.

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Don’t get burned by a drought fund

Droughts, wildfires and flooding are occurring at an increasing rate. As the number of investments products relating to these events soars, it’s essential that investors understand the underlying structure of these investments.

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Green issues preoccupy governments and weigh on shares

Climate change and reducing carbon emissions remain high on the agenda for Governments around the world as they set their sights on a Greener economy.

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Charities working together, working better

Victoria Robinson, Head of the Charity & Not-for-Profit team at Greenwoods GRM LLP, highlights the increasing trend of collaboration across the sector and reminds us of the key points to check before entering into any collaborative arrangement.

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The Fed bosses the markets about inflation

The Federal Reserve remains unconcerned about the prospect of too-high inflation rates but investors should remain watchful of markets buoyed by significant monetary support.

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Last Week in the City: Equities ease after European high

Garry White, Chief Investment Commentator, provides a round-up of the market movements and the global investing outlook for the week ending 16 July 2021.

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An eerie Olympics casts a shadow on recovery

Celebrations are muted in Tokyo ahead of the Olympics as they grapple with another wave of the virus. Elsewhere in the world, there is a mixed pattern of recovery among economies and sectors with digital companies likely to continue to benefit from changes to social and working life.

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