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Prince Charles was right – it’s time to change

Prince Charles is understandably moving his gaze away from greening the present to wondering about his grandson’s future. He has thrown down a direct challenge to the investment industry to

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The 5 Golden Rules to maximise your returns in the prestige collectibles market

1. Rarity Only invest in collectibles where there are a small number of surviving examples or in unique pieces. Limited supply is the biggest factor in driving price increases. The

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Property vs gold in a volatile equity market

But in the event of the unthinkable what can investors turn to? The old adage is investors look for something tangible, whether this is precious metals such as gold or

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First crowdfunding fund launches

Everyone from first-time investors to established angel investors will be able to back a carefully selected group of entrepreneurs all aiming to build the next internet giant – diversifying the

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Young money: the pros and cons of spread betting

This works when a spread betting company quotes two prices, the bid and the offer price (also known as the spread). Investors bet whether the price of the underlying stock

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Capital Protection: What does it mean?

One of the benefits of using structured products is the ability to limit downside exposure. This is because most structured products available to UK retail investors include some form of

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You’ve come a long way, baby: women and philanthropy

It was a sassy celebration of female equality in what had been a man’s world. We could resurrect it now to acknowledge the increasing influence and impact of women in

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Buy-to-let yields remain healthy

The greatest yields are still being achieved in Wales at 6.6%, Midlands at 6.5% and North at 6.4%. Two and three bedroom rental properties saw an increase in average monthly

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So much noise about crowdfunding – what is it?

As the co-founder of Seedrs, one of the world’s largest equity crowdfunding platforms and the first to gain regulatory approval anywhere in the world, it has been immensely rewarding to

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Buy-to-let: The ongoing costs

Now I shall continue my shopping list and address the property and tenant costs you need to consider before investing in buy-to-let. Insurance Normal home and buildings insurance is not