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Spring Issue Twenty Six

In this issue

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.

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It is generally accepted that there are differing attitudes towards all manner of financial aspects, not just money and wealth, across the ages. These changes are attributed to three key facets:…

Child Benefit and Personal Allowance The two common strategies to ‘adjust’ income downwards include pension contributions and gift aid payments. This adjusted net income can mean no High Income Child…

Will Bees Bespoke Starting a brand from scratch, with no outside investment was always going to be the biggest challenge. Both founders come from much bigger companies, so the immediate hands-on…

Many business angels are looking to get actively involved in the companies in which they invest. This means that they, typically, prefer local investments and investments that they understand, often…

I think the BOGOF offer is coming to an end. To understand why, we need some historical context to Tesco’s troubles. From 2007 investors took on a growing perception that their Fresh & (not so) Easy…

In today’s technology-driven world the pace of change continues to accelerate, in many cases exponentially. It is rare that a week passes without one of the tech behemoths seemingly turning their…

X But the difference today is that there is no single issue on which one can focus to try to determine what likely outcomes might arise. Rather, there are a variety of areas where sufficient…

There is a constant push and pull between the traditional auction forum and the remote digital-based transactions that have become the norm today, and auctioneers have had to adapt to find a balance…

There’s a hurdle to reading the rest of this article; and here it is: This is the rule for working out what interest rates should be which was first put forward by Professor Taylor in 1993. Some of…

The news anchor was typically brash, and with some gusto was gesticulating and talking about Trade Wars and other news deemed negative to market developments. He then switched over to his ‘charts guy’…

The problem is it’s just all too easy. To parade your credentials on anything – from politics to the environment – all you need do is touch your phone. You can like, retweet or re-post. Or you can dig…

The trade tariff war between the United States and China, a slowdown in the Chinese economy and the resulting effect on emerging markets, a 40% fall in the oil price, rising US interest rates, after…

Equity prospects

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Illumina is one of the few companies which is at the cutting edge of improving our quality of life. It develops highly complex machines which sequence or ‘read’ genomes. Genomes contain our complete…

02.

 You probably don’t know this but the probability that you have a Givaudan product in most of your domestic consumables is very high.Givaudan is based in Switzerland and makes fragrances and flavours.…

03.

You might not know it, but without Cranswick your traditional Sunday morning breakfast might be significantly different to that which you are used to today.In the 1970s the business was formed when a…

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Compass haven’t had it easy. December 2017 saw the tragic passing of the impressive CEO, Richard Cousins. This was closely followed by the resignation of long serving CFO, Johnny Thomson and global…