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Tips to better shape your figures

Health and wealth management: 4 tips to better shape your figures

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Investing has a lot in common with maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine.
A few common sense tips apply to both: diversify, be consistent, look out for fads, avoid extreme measures, keep emotions in check and think long term.
There’s also a staggering variety of strategies and decisions: Take the lift or the stairs?

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Back to the future: lessons from investing history

Back to the future: Lessons from investing history

Reading time: 4 minutes
For centuries retail investors have faced all kinds of market conditions, suffering long drawn-out recessions, riding the euphoria of market booms, and experiencing the fear and excitement of market volatility.
Today, as investors, we often look ahead to try to capture the next big opportunities and avoid unwanted risks.

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Active? Passive? Or chimpanzees?

Active? Passive? Or chimpanzees?

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So you want to invest your money in stocks. You know about the benefits of diversification and want exposure to lots of stocks, but don’t necessarily have the time or expertise to select specific companies yourself.
Many people in this situation use investment managers to invest on their behalf.

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The ESG revolution

The ESG revolution – what is behind it?

I’m not a female portfolio manager, but a portfolio manager who happens to be a female, and in what is often referred to as an ‘old-fashioned’ and male-dominated industry, I’m here to break the mould.
My first job out of university was an operational role for another fund manager. I still remember googling ‘impressive Excel skills for interview’ the night before my first real job interview,

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