"Would you tell me please, which way I ought to go from here?"

"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to." said the Cat.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

What is wealth management?

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You’re sure of two things – you want to protect the wealth you have, and you want it to grow. But there’s a world’s difference between knowing it and achieving it.

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How can financial planning help you?

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Financial planning is important. With recent changes in the tax regime it has become even more so. Quite simply it is the critical starting point of any meaningful wealth management strategy.

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You want your money to grow. But you don’t want to lose it. You’d like advice about the best balance to be found between those two objectives. But you don’t know if we’d be interested in helping you. We are.

At European Wealth we are your partner in protecting and growing your wealth. Our greatest asset is our relationship with you.

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Last week saw investors’ attention refocusing on the central banks. In the US, the previously ‘dovish’ Eric Rosengren suggested there is a risk of waiting too long to raise interest rates. So the S&P500 sold off – although our small and mid cap positions went up. In Europe, the European Central Bank left rates unchanged. And that triggered a sell off in government bonds – which we do not hold. But nothing actually changed except sentiment.
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With the holiday season and the Olympics in full swing, there seems to be a more relaxed atmosphere amongst investors. Most equity markets have moved higher and reached levels not seen in a year or so - whilst volatility has fallen to lows for the same period.
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The last three months saw slight gains in many equity markets – with Europe and Japan being notable exceptions. Volatility is also at remarkably low levels. But these trends mask what was a rather rocky ride.
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