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Summer Issue Nineteen

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When assessing the profitability of a company, it is important to concentrate not on its reported earnings but on the cash flows that it generates. Earnings can be easily manipulated through…

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Despite this, in my experience few people have fully grasped the enormous benefits that these changes offer, and how they themselves could be affected. This is easy to see, with 2/5th of UK adults…

To guide our clients through the regulation, we will be writing to all clients later in the summer to explain how these changes may impact your account with JM Finn & Co. In the meantime, this article…

Our annual investment conference was this year held at the Royal Institution in Albermarle Street, which proved an ideal venue for the 200+ attendees to hear some insightful presentations from a…

Regular users of our new online client portal might be interested to know that we have now launched our new app. Available for both Android and Apple devices, the app allows convenient access to your…

We can also announce that two of our investment directors have been named in this year’s annual list of Top 40 under 40 Private Asset Managers. Simon Tufnell, Investment director, has again been named…

Returning from a destination with a head full of stories is one of the great privileges of travelling at an early age. And with myriad studies illustrating that travelling extensively as a youngster…

They now have more than 18.6m customers on their database, 12m subscribers to their MoneySavingExpert.com weekly email and had interactions with nearly 85% of UK adults in 2016.Price comparison…

The UK equity market delivered a strong performance over the past twelve months (FTSE All-Share +24%), despite the headwind of considerable political upheaval. While most commentary has focused on the…

Prenups are often seen as the preserve of the very wealthy and the gossip pages of the tabloid press, but I would recommend you give consideration to a Prenup before you marry, or consider encouraging…

There will be a general election here shortly, to be followed by some serious Brexit negotiations, the Trump administration appears in serious disarray, debt around the world could be stoking up…

The answer to that probably lies on the other side of the Atlantic with attention focussed on the progress, or lack of progress, of Trump’s election promises. If Trump kicks his reflation pledges…

What would Her Majesty’s have said if told that the complex models used by most economists took no account of the financial sector or money? Yet such is the case with the New Keynesian “Dynamic…

My view is that the only cause of any sort of upset will be down to tactical voting and I have blogged about this, as I do think the prospect for tactical voting is strong and it would work against…

Our head of research, John Royden had his article in place, but felt the election couldn’t be ignored, despite the likelihood of election fatigue amongst readers.

Equity prospects

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In corporate finance the ‘pecking order theory’ would tell you that the cheapest form of finance is internally generated cash, the next cheapest is debt and the most expensive, and therefore the most…

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Intertek is one of those companies that piggy backs on global trade. Technically the company is a global leader in testing, inspecting and certifying products, commodities and services. For a…

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Genus is a specialist in applying biotechnology to the science of animal breeding and genetic improvement. The technology is applicable to all kinds of livestock and they currently commercialize…