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Beyond Plain Vanilla – Why Special Situations Lending Delivers Better Returns

The rapid expansion of the platform-based lending market has not only been good for businesses in search of capital but also for investors. The investor appeal of peer-to-peer lending – which comprises the largest share of the debt platform market – is straightforward. With Bank of England base rates set to stay at their current…

A Way Through the Property Maze

  Perhaps inevitably, concerns about the potential economic impact of Brexit –  coupled with the immediate reality of rising prices and relatively stagnant wages – have raised fears that the UK is facing another correction in property prices. Predictions of a sharp fall in house prices are clearly a source of concern, not just for…

The Benefits of the a Membership Model in a Changing Wealth Management Market

From institutions headquartered discreetly behind closed doors in smart Georgian terraces through to providers operating from prestige financial district office blocks, the private banking and wealth management industry has many faces. Some providers – usually characterised as wealth managers – focus on investment advice and execution, while others offer a broader range of services. And…

The Trouble With Tax – Why Avoiding Contentious Tax Management Strategies is Vital

  As this year’s general election campaigning has illustrated, taxation is a subject that seldom strays far from the centre of national political debate. On the surface at least, the traditional wrangling between left and right continues to revolve around the headline levels at which corporate and personal taxes are paid, and the degree to…

Beyond Equities – How Private Debt Lending Can Deliver 15% Returns

Economically and politically, we continue to live in a very uncertain world. The financial crisis may represent little more than a fading memory to some, but it continues to cast a long shadow in the shape of low-interest rates, below par growth in the eurozone and – in some countries at least – a continued…