Investments

Neil Woodford is making headlines and the lessons it tells us

If you read the financial press, this is big news. ‘Star fund manager’, Neil Woodford, stopped investors withdrawing money out of his Woodford Equity Income Fund on 4th June, after the sum total of investment withdrawn from the fund reached a staggering £560m in less than four weeks. Kent County Council wanted to withdraw a further £263m, but was unable to do so before trading halted. Investment analysts have attributed this action to the significant poor performance of the fund over recent months. Neil Woodford was once the darling fund manager who could do no wrong. A few years ago Read More

Stamps, coins and automobiles…What collectables are you passionate about?

The desire to collect tangible objects has been an inherent part of life since we gave up our nomadic lifestyle thousands of years ago. Back in the 13th century, wealthier families began to acquire what was known as a “cabinet of curiosities.” It was a place to house their trinkets, curios and other museum worthy items. Such cabinets became immensely popular during the Victorian era as a way to display treasures acquired during travel to foreign lands. In more recent times, some individuals’ personal collections have grown into all kinds of forms and sizes. Ranging from the humble stamp collection Read More