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Mark Barnett to be replaced as manager of Edinburgh Investment Trust

Kate Marshall | 11 December 2019

The Board of Edinburgh Investment Trust has decided to replace Mark Barnett as investment manager. Read article.

Kate Marshall

11 December 2019 | 4 min read



Mark Barnett to be replaced as manager of Edinburgh Investment Trust

Kate Marshall | 11 December 2019

The Board of Edinburgh Investment Trust has decided to replace Mark Barnett as investment manager. Read article: Mark Barnett to be replaced as manager of Edinburgh Investment Trust.

Kate Marshall

11 December 2019 | 4 min read


'My ISA transfer was absolutely painless'

Henry Irving | 10 December 2019

Mr Brian Cottle from West Sussex explains why he decided to bring his ISAs together in the HL Stocks and Shares ISA. Read article: 'My ISA transfer was absolutely painless'.

Henry Irving

10 December 2019 | 3 min read


What does the General Election mean for your pension?

Emma Wall, Head of Investment Analysis | 9 December 2019

Tom McPhail tells Emma Wall what Labour, the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats and the SNP are planning when it comes to your retirement income. Read article: What does the General Election mean for your pension?.

Emma Wall, Head of Investment Analysis

9 December 2019 | 5 min read


What does the General Election mean for your investments?

Emma Wall, Head of Investment Analysis | 9 December 2019

Tom McPhail tells Emma Wall how the stock market may be impacted by the manifesto pledges, including the nationalisation of railways and utilities. Read article: What does the General Election mean for your investments?.

Emma Wall, Head of Investment Analysis

9 December 2019 | 7 min read


What does the General Election mean for your tax bill?

Emma Wall, Head of Investment Analysis | 6 December 2019

Emma Wall and Tom McPhail discuss the proposed tax cuts and rises from the Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat manifestos. Read article: What does the General Election mean for your tax bill?.

Emma Wall, Head of Investment Analysis

6 December 2019


3 ways Strictly Come Dancing can get investors moving

Sophie Lund Yates, Equity Analyst | 9 December 2019

We explore the hidden message for investors in the UK’s favourite talent show. Read article: 3 ways Strictly Come Dancing can get investors moving.

Sophie Lund Yates, Equity Analyst

9 December 2019 | 4 min read


The election and the outlook for investors

George Trefgarne | 6 December 2019

Economic and political commentator George Trefgarne summarises what we know so far. Read article: The election and the outlook for investors.

George Trefgarne

6 December 2019 | 4 min read


How much do you need to live comfortably in retirement?

Nathan Long | 6 December 2019

We all have dreams about what our retirement might look like, yet the majority of us don’t know how much income we’ll actually need when we get there. We reveal three national income targets which could help. Read article: How much do you need to live comfortably in retirement?.

Nathan Long

6 December 2019 | 5 min read


City of London Trust - UK stocks under pressure but dividends survive

Emma Wall, Head of Investment Analysis | 5 December 2019

UK stocks may be out of favour with international investors but City of London Trust manager Job Curtis tells Emma Wall there are still income opportunities out there. Read article: City of London Trust - UK stocks under pressure but dividends survive.

Emma Wall, Head of Investment Analysis

5 December 2019 | 3 min read


Labour’s inclusive ownership fund – what does it mean for investors?

Tom McPhail, Head of Retirement Policy | 5 December 2019

We take a look at one of Labour’s flagship, but most controversial policies. Read article: Labour’s inclusive ownership fund – what does it mean for investors?.

Tom McPhail, Head of Retirement Policy

5 December 2019 | 3 min read


The most popular shares in November

Nicholas Hyett, Equity Analyst | 4 December 2019

Nicholas Hyett assesses some of the shares most popular with HL clients in November. Read article: The most popular shares in November .

Nicholas Hyett, Equity Analyst

4 December 2019 | 5 min read


Investment risk sounds scary. But is it really?

Bruce Pearce | 4 December 2019

We look at how a better understanding of risk can let you invest with more confidence. Read article: Investment risk sounds scary. But is it really?.

Bruce Pearce

4 December 2019 | 4 min read


Are people in your area paying the most IHT?

Bruce Pearce | 3 December 2019

We take a look at how much the taxman takes from estates in different parts of the country, and suggest some ways to reduce liability. Read article: Are people in your area paying the most IHT? .

Bruce Pearce

3 December 2019 | 3 min read


Liberal Democrat manifesto – pensions and personal tax

Tom McPhail, Head of Retirement Policy | 2 December 2019

Tom McPhail takes a look at what the Liberal Democrat manifesto promises mean for your finances. Read article: Liberal Democrat manifesto – pensions and personal tax.

Tom McPhail, Head of Retirement Policy

2 December 2019 | 3 min read


Investing in property – consider liquidity risk

Kate Marshall, Senior Investment Analyst | 5 December 2019

Buying or selling units in the M&G Property Portfolio has been suspended. We explain why this has happened and whether there is a risk to other property funds. Read article: Investing in property – consider liquidity risk.

Kate Marshall, Senior Investment Analyst

5 December 2019 | 3 min read


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