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A month of accolades!

GEM & Co Financial Services wins Service Excellence at the Merton Best Business Awards Gem & Co Financial Services has been recognised as the number one business in Merton for service excellence. At a gala ceremony at the All England Lawn Tennis Club on 24th September, Gem & Co won the Merton Best Business Award […]

October Market Commentary

The end of September, and the end of the third quarter of 2015 – a quarter which, as all the financial press reported, was the worst for global equities since 2011. As CNBC put it: A sustained collapse in commodity prices, China’s stunning market rout followed by its shocking currency devaluation as well as fears […]

Should you be worried during significant market falls?

  A recent Standard Life article suggests that in simple terms, you probably shouldn’t be worried about recent market falls. Most of us are investing over the long term, and significant market falls happen periodically. Generally, the wrong thing to do when markets fall by a reasonable margin is to panic and sell out of […]

Are Company Strategic Reports helpfully forward-looking for investors?  

Strategic reports provide ‘very little insight’ into future prospects. Many strategic reports contain a mass of annual data and text, which is largely backward looking, finds a PriceWaterhouse (PwC) study. Information disclosed in companies’ annual reports is being buried in a mass of annual data and text, presenting investors with a tough challenge to unearth […]

Should we scrap tax reliefs on pensions and create a lifetime ISA for all?

A single Lifetime ISA for everyone should be created with all tax reliefs on pension contributions being scrapped, a leading figure at the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) has proposed, according to an article published by the CPS. Research Fellow Michael Johnson said the opportunity has come for a radical overhaul of savings after the […]