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The Long and the Short of it

Long/Short funds are basically hedge funds where the fund managers look for ways of beating the normal equity markets over a certain period of...

Do not let Inflation eat into your cash

The Governor of the Bank of England recently stated that interest rates will not rise for the foreseeable future. Most western governments are saying...

Fracking Hell… or Heaven?

The cost of energy is on the up, well in Western Europe any rate, and the continued increase in price of gas and electricity...

Why go for Absolute Returns?

Achieving absolute return targets in multi-asset funds is very different and, in my opinion, much more difficult to achieve than relative return targets and...

How Thai Life Insurance can reduce Personal Income Tax in Thailand

Thai insurance companies provide two types of life insurance which trigger a personal income tax deduction in Thailand: 1.  A regular life insurance policy...

Should currency hedging be part of your portfolio?

Let’s start at the beginning: what is currency hedging (CH)? If we just go straight for the basics then it is a situation where...

What happens if you die without a will?

Thinking about death is not a pleasant pastime; reflecting on our own mortality even less so. Yet it’s something we must all do, to...

The Bear is a potential Bull

It may sound crazy but Russia may be a place that should be considered for your portfolio. Obviously, it lies in the High Risk...

Some say debt is a good thing…

Some financiers believe that debt is a good thing and is the way to go. However, there is debt and there is debt. In...

Madness! Madness!*

We start off with two famous quotes: 1. “It is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous” - Napoleon 2. “The definition...

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