Our investment strategy is based on understanding your needs and providing flexible investment options to help you to meet your financial goals.
Investing can offer you a good opportunity of growing your money over the longer term. A long-term approach to investing is generally accepted as being likely to provide the most benefit. Whether you start paying in to a personal pension, invest in an ISA or invest on behalf of your children, the earlier you start the better.
Both saving and investing can be used to meet both short and long-term financial needs. Short-term needs may include saving for a car or a holiday, whereas long-term investment needs could be saving for retirement, school fees or providing capital for children as they grow up.
A financial adviser can offer expertise and objectivity when choosing to save and invest wisely; helping you find the most appropriate solution for your current circumstances. It is always good to take the effort to ensure you are as informed as possible.
Your investments will be diversified across a range of assets to ensure we maximise any opportunities, while managing risks in line with your requirements.
The various assets owned by an investor are called a portfolio. As a general rule, spreading your money between the different types of asset classes helps lower the risk of your overall portfolio underperforming.
Planning investments takes time. This is where we can help, both in advising you on your investment needs and your portfolio.
Please contact us so that we may assist you in determining an investment strategy most appropriate for your needs and circumstances.
The value of investments and the income they produce can fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you invested.
Tax treatment depends on the individual circumstances of each client and may be subject to change in future.
Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs)
You can save tax-free with Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs).
In the 2020 to 2021 tax year, the maximum you can save in ISAs is £20,000
There are a number of different types of ISAs, shown below:
- Cash ISAs (including Help to Buy ISAs)
- Stocks and Shares ISAs
- Innovative Finance ISAs
- Lifetime ISAs
Each tax year you can put money into one of each of the above kinds of ISAs if required. The tax year runs from 6 April to 5 April.
You can save up to £20,000 in one type of account or split the allowance across 2 or 3 types (be aware that the Help to Buy and Lifetime ISA have their own lower subscription limits within the overall £20,000 limit).
Junior ISA or “JISA” (under 18s)
This is a separate ISA for under 18s who don't hold a Child Trust Fund (CTF). A child with a CTF may choose a JISA instead if they first transfer their CTF funds to a JISA and close the CTF. The maximum subscription in 2020/21 is £9,000 (CTF or JISA).
An investment trust is a company that raises money by selling shares to investors and then pools that money to buy and sell a wide range of shares and assets. Different investment trusts will have different aims and different mixes of investments.
The value of investments and income from them may go down. You may not get back the original amount invested.