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Spring Issue Forty Two

In this issue

Media commentators have repeatedly remarked on the impending ‘death of the high street’, threatened by the apparent unrelenting rise of the internet and online stores.

How is it that this country teeters on the brink of a recession, productivity is known to be behind that of other G7 countries and industrial action is rife, yet our benchmark FTSE 100 Share Index has…

With Labour’s poll lead of around 20 per cent over the Conservatives, political betting sites are giving odds of 2/9 that Labour win the next General Election – and business is taking a closer look at…

A question on all investors’ minds is what inflation is going to do? Head of Research, Sir John Royden sees economists divided into two camps.

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.

Chris Thurlow from Ludlow Trust Company suggests how, with sensible planning and using appropriate trusts, more assets might be passed to your beneficiaries.

There is a lot of doom and gloom around the UK economic outlook currently. Yet, there are bright spots, such as discoverIE which is one of the fastest growth stories within the industrial sector of…

We met the companies below and you can learn more on any of these by contacting the person at JM Finn with whom you usually deal.

Regular users of our client portal will soon notice that we have a new version.

Wealth planner Atticus Kidd explores the complexities of the LTA, an area where many investors diligently saving into their pensions, get caught.

Understanding Finance

The slowing global macro backdrop is feeding through to the performance of a range of businesses.

Back in August 2020 there was a headline that made for uncomfortable reading for us European investors: US tech stocks are now worth more than the entire European market.

Investment Director / Head of Investment Management

After a difficult year for investors in 2022, it has been an encouraging start to 2023 for the UK economy and stock market as a whole.

Equity prospects


Cranswick is a food producer specialising in high quality, predominantly pork and chicken products sold mostly into UK retail.


The UK high street has not been an easy place to operate in recent years but Greggs has bucked this trend.


Howdens manufactures and sells kitchens having seen success with a steady climb in trade accounts over time.


RS Group, formerly Electrocomponents, is a global industrial and electronic product and component distributor which stocks more than 700,000 products from switches, pulleys and sensors through to…

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