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JM Finn hires senior investment manager Bill Tibbits

Well, we made it to Epiphany, ending the strangest festive season I have ever experienced. Fortunately, the New Year got off to a good start for the Footsie, which was buoyed by the vaccine roll out.

Christmas week hardly got off to a promising start for our stock market, but a modest recovery saw much of the damage repaired, though sentiment remained fragile.

JM Finn hosted a virtual conference in December, bringing together some experts to share their insights.

By the end of the Second World War Britain’s debt ratio to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was 250%. By the end of the 1970s - 35 years later - the debt was down to below 40%.

They say that a week is a long time in politics. It is turning out to be a positive age in markets.

The UK currently faces two seismic events – Brexit and COVID-19. Whatever your views are on how successive governments have handled these events, it is apparent that both have had, and will continue…

National Savings & Investments, (NS&I) has for long been a favourite of UK savers wishing to see some return on their cash savings.

Starbucks started life in Seattle in 1971, not as a coffeehouse serving brewed coffee, but as a retail store that sold premium coffee beans and roasting equipment to consumers and businesses.

On 30th September, JM Finn announced a series of changes to the leadership team, which sees the chief executive role taken up by Hugo Bedford as of 1st January 2021, subject to regulatory approval. We…

It is a sad truth that, even whilst the world is struggling to cope with a pandemic, there are those who try to capitalise on the misfortunes of others. 

On the 19th of March 2020 the plague reached the Bank of England and it cut its base rate to 0.1%.

As part of our focus on providing a high quality, personalised investment service, we look to support our investment managers in their decision making when it comes to constructing client portfolios.

We asked George Burnand of JMChase Property Search to give us his views of the residential property market in the shadows of an extraordinary year.