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Invisible Advantage – training seminar October 2015

Mark spent an enjoyable session last week in the company of Lee Warren of Invisible Advantage Lee has a strong background in sales, is one of the most popular magicians in the country, an Alexander Technique teacher, a theatre director and is a commissioned writer at the Royal Opera House. He has been a corporate trainer for ten years, his clients…

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Jupiter Merlin Portfolios Roadshow – September 2015

Russell went to the Jupiter Merlin Roadshow at Leeds Castle in Kent, where the focus was on global macroeconomic issues and the likely impact on their portfolios. The 2 hour seminar included a look at China and its lowered growth prospects and as well as its ambition to move from a Fixed Asset investment to a consumer investment model that is…

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MDL team supporting Abbeyfield (Reigate)

The entire MDL team went to Reigate and entered a golf tournament at Reigate Hill Golf Club in aid of Abbeyfield (Reigate) – a sheltered accommodation charity of which Douglas, Matthew’s father, is the local Chairman. Mark led the way and finished 3rd in the main competition, but more importantly we understand that this event raised £1,500 for Abbeyfield (Reigate) –…

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Correction or Crisis?

Matthew shares his own views on recent market volatility: The well known trading adage, “Sell in May and go away” has rarely been more pertinent; since 27th April the FTSE100 has fallen 13% amid fears of US interest rate rises and a clear slowdown in the rate of economic growth in China.   This begs the question as to whether this…

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September/October 2015 – Matthew Douglas Newsletter

Inside this issue, George Osborne’s’ summer budget revealed some interesting tax developments regarding investments, buy to let and more. On page ten we look at and discuss all the main points raised in the budget.   On page seven, we explore how the chancellors plan to remove mortgage interest tax relief will effect landlords and property investors as well as the…

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Mark at The House of Commons…

Did I meet someone famous in the Houses of Commons rest rooms??   No …however I did recently learn about the state of the economy and insights from 5 fund houses.   To summarise global growth is fragile and any bad news is causing shocks. We still need to diversify and hold fixed interest even in a rising interest rate environment….

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Wedding season…!!

Something must be in the coffee…25% of the office has just got married! Anthony was happily married to Kate on Wednesday 3rd June at Needham Market, Suffolk, and Russell celebrated his wedding to Rachael on Saturday 25th July at a barn in West Hoathly in Sussex. The team was there on both occasions to celebrate the happy days in style and we…

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