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HMRC’s self-assessment registration deadline is fast approaching – who needs to file?

Isabel McDougall, Pensions Writer | 21 September 2021

Here’s everything you need to do before 5 October. Read article.

Isabel McDougall, Pensions Writer

21 September 2021 | 3 min read



HMRC’s self-assessment registration deadline is fast approaching – who needs to file?

Isabel McDougall, Pensions Writer | 21 September 2021

Here’s everything you need to do before 5 October. Read article: HMRC’s self-assessment registration deadline is fast approaching – who needs to file?.

Isabel McDougall, Pensions Writer

21 September 2021 | 3 min read


Why ESG matters to all fund managers

Dominic Rowles, Investment Analyst | 20 September 2021

We look at what ESG is, why fund managers care about it, and focus on two funds where ESG considerations are an important part of the investment process. Read article: Why ESG matters to all fund managers.

Dominic Rowles, Investment Analyst

20 September 2021 | 7 min read


Next week on the stock market

Sophie Lund-Yates, Equity Analyst | 17 September 2021

What to expect from a selection of FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and selected other companies reporting next week. Read article: Next week on the stock market.

Sophie Lund-Yates, Equity Analyst

17 September 2021 | 3 min read


Inflation deep dive – should your portfolio be inflation ready?

Susannah Streeter | 14 September 2021

While many mainstream economists are only expecting a temporary burst of inflation in the coming months, some think otherwise. We’ve taken a closer look. Read article: Inflation deep dive – should your portfolio be inflation ready?.

Susannah Streeter

14 September 2021 | 7 min read


State Pension triple lock paused – what this means for retirees

Isabel McDougall, Pensions Writer | 16 September 2021

The government confirmed plans to suspend the triple lock rule for one year. We explain how this could impact your State Pension income. Read article: State Pension triple lock paused – what this means for retirees.

Isabel McDougall, Pensions Writer

16 September 2021 | 3 min read


How to use the Wealth Shortlist

Kate Marshall | 14 September 2021

Our Wealth Shortlist is made up of funds that we think have long-term performance potential – here’s how to use it. Read article: How to use the Wealth Shortlist.

Kate Marshall

14 September 2021 | 3 min read


Could you be losing out on a share of £171.4 million by still having a Child Trust Fund?

Edie Bond | 10 September 2021

You or your child could be losing out on your share of £171.4 million by still having a Child Trust Fund. Here’s how to find out if you have a Child Trust Fund and what you can do about it. Read article: Could you be losing out on a share of £171.4 million by still having a Child Trust Fund? .

Edie Bond

10 September 2021 | 4 min read


Investing in active and passive funds – when and how to blend them in a portfolio?

Alex Watkins, Passive Investment Analyst | 10 September 2021

We take a closer look at active and passive fund management and how the two strategies could work together. Read article: Investing in active and passive funds – when and how to blend them in a portfolio?.

Alex Watkins, Passive Investment Analyst

10 September 2021 | 4 min read


Next week on the stock market

Nicholas Hyett | 10 September 2021

What to expect from a selection of FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and selected other companies reporting next week. Read article: Next week on the stock market.

Nicholas Hyett

10 September 2021 | 4 min read


How can investors benefit from the retail park renaissance?

Sophie Lund-Yates, Equity Analyst | 9 September 2021

We look at three companies that could stand to benefit from the post-pandemic strength of retail parks. Read article: How can investors benefit from the retail park renaissance? .

Sophie Lund-Yates, Equity Analyst

9 September 2021 | 8 min read


National Insurance and dividend tax rises – what you need to know

Charlie Hutchence, Investment Writer | 9 September 2021

Boris Johnson has announced a rise in National Insurance and dividend tax. We look at what this could mean. Read article: National Insurance and dividend tax rises – what you need to know.

Charlie Hutchence, Investment Writer

9 September 2021 | 4 min read


Could you be squandering your inheritance with caution?

Nick Colman | 7 September 2021

We take a closer look at why playing it safe with inheritance could be a costly mistake. Read article: Could you be squandering your inheritance with caution?.

Nick Colman

7 September 2021 | 5 min read


How to value shares – using different ratios to improve your analysis

Laura Hoy, Equity Analyst | 8 September 2021

We explain how to use different ratios – price-to-earnings, price-to-book and price-to-sales – to value shares, and where the best place to use each might be when comparing different company valuations. Read article: How to value shares – using different ratios to improve your analysis.

Laura Hoy, Equity Analyst

8 September 2021 | 6 min read


Crunching the numbers – how HL’s Research team spot talented fund managers

Joseph Hill | 6 September 2021

We take a look at how our Investment Research team use data to select actively-managed funds for the Wealth Shortlist. Read article: Crunching the numbers – how HL’s Research team spot talented fund managers.

Joseph Hill

6 September 2021 | 6 min read


Investment risk – how risky is your portfolio?

Aaron Gibbs | 3 September 2021

We look at why taking more risk with your investments doesn’t always pay off, and how to spread risk across your portfolio. Read article: Investment risk – how risky is your portfolio?.

Aaron Gibbs

3 September 2021 | 4 min read


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