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Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts Awards 2020

We are delighted that The Orchard Practice (TOPFS) has been shortlisted for two more awards - Protection Adviser of the Year as well as Tax and Estate Planner of the Year As part of the judging process, Moneyfacts have asked our clients to submit testimonials to them. If you feel that we are deserving, we [...]

June 12th, 2020|Investments, Pensions, News|

Investing after a market fall

The emergence of the coronavirus at the start of the year and its subsequent spread around the world caused significant alarm, both in terms of the potential human cost and the impact on the global economy from the measures required to contain it. Stock markets reacted by dropping at the sharpest rate on record. To [...]

June 5th, 2020|Investments|

Beyond Covid-19

For investors at least – it seldom pays to take your eye of the ball entirely. There are myriad other issues that will undoubtedly influence financial markets over the coming months and years. As ever, whether this influence is positive or negative is not predetermined: the impact on asset prices will depend on whether the [...]

June 1st, 2020|Investments, News|

Disappearing Dividends Should Return

The Prime Minister recently announced the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions nearly two months after they were imposed. The restrictions have been largely successful in containing the spread of the coronavirus - new cases have steadily declined since early April and the number of deaths is falling too. However, the slowdown of economic activity has [...]

May 25th, 2020|Investments, News|

Market Turbulence Keeps Omnis Fund Managers Busy Part 2

In the latest update from Toni Meadows, Chief Investment Officer of Omnis Investments, following on from the recent review of how the Omnis Equity fund managers have responded to the coronavirus pandemic, he provides an update on their Bond and Alternative Strategies funds. Click here to download the full update.  

May 8th, 2020|Investments|

Market Turbulence Keeps Omnis Fund Managers Busy

In the latest update from Toni Meadows, Chief Investment Officer of Omnis Investments, he explains why Omnis believes active investing is more effective than passive investing. Click here to download the full update.

April 27th, 2020|Investments|

A good time to invest for children

The Junior ISA limit has gone up to £9,000 for the new tax year 2020/21 – almost double what it was previously. The new limit, up from £4,368, was announced in the Budget last month and is the highest increase we have seen since Junior ISAs were launched in November 2011. Junior ISAs are long-term [...]

April 22nd, 2020|Investments|