"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.

News

With so much having been written about the Election over the weekend, we have no intention of adding more than is absolutely necessary. Despite what some seem to think, the world has not ended with the loss of the Conservative majority
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The outcome of the General Election has turned out to be probably the worst possible from the perspective of investors. This is not a political observation, simply recognition that we now have a raft of uncertainties ahead of us. It is little surprise that sterling has fallen, or that the larger UK companies, with strong overseas earnings, opened higher and the more domestic-oriented medium sized companies slipped back. The question, though, is what do we do now?
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In US dollar terms, global equity markets enjoyed yet another good week – although translated into sterling things looked slightly weaker. The major US indices saw more record highs and, in Japan, both the TOPIX and the Nikkei moved sharply higher. Expectations of volatility, reflected in the VIX Index, remain low and that niggling feeling that things might be a bit too complacent is not going away.
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