Budgeting & Financial habits

Time in the market, not timing the market

Don’t get distracted from staying focused on your investment goals Investment market swings can be unnerving, but they shouldn’t distract you from staying focused on your financial goals. Periods of market volatility, like whose we’ve seen over recent months, will undoubtedly be unsettling times for most investors. The risks of incurring losses can make holding investments difficult to bear, with…
Jen Paice
July 23, 2020
Business & Employment

Presenteeism during lockdown

Levels reach record highs in organisations as stress at work rise Unlike absenteeism, presenteeism isn’t always apparent. You know when someone doesn’t show up for work, but you often can’t tell when or how much illness or a medical condition hinders someone’s performance. Lockdown has taken its toll on many UK employees, as new research reveals that nearly half (46%)…
Jen Paice
July 21, 2020
Budgeting & Financial habits

Financial fallout from Covid-19: Impact on the nation’s wealth and financial security

It is becoming uncomfortably clear that while not everyone has been physically affected by coronavirus (COVID-19), every single one of us will be impacted financially. During the pandemic, savings and investments have been volatile, as have wages and jobs. As a result, the virus has affected the majority of people’s savings habits according to new research. 6 in 10 savers…
Jen Paice
July 8, 2020

Build Back Better: Park Life

I think everyone has been horrified by the recent images of crowded beaches and parks that are then left strewn with litter. In Edinburgh, Ian Rankin took to Twitter to express disgust at the state The Meadows was left in following a recent bout of sunshine. As a student I spent many happy afternoons on the Meadows amongst the mandatory…
Jen Paice
July 3, 2020
Business & EmploymentPensions & Retirement

In these uncertain times, don’t lose track of your pensions

What does HSBC, the BBC, delivery company DHL and the RSPCA have in common with each other? Sadly, it is the fact that they have all announced significant staff redundancies in recent days, as a result of financial difficulties caused by the Coronavirus. From loss of work contracts, to problems collecting license fees and charitable donations, businesses and organisations of…
Jen Paice
July 1, 2020

Build Back Better: Minding the Multiple Gaps

It was as always a pleasure to read and learn from Ellie’s blog last week, the first in our Build Back Better Letter format. I never fail to find it refreshing and satisfying that Ellie is getting to make good use of the skills she developed as a History student at University during her financial services day job. Thanks for…
June 19, 2020

Build Back Better: The Future of Care

As lockdown begins to phase out over much of the UK we’ve decided to switch up our Letters and it’s my pleasure to introduce our first Build Back Better Letter this week. Rebecca and I have hopefully covered some interesting topics already and now we wish to look not just at how things have changed but how they will continue…
Jen Paice
June 12, 2020

Letters from Lockdown: What did you learn today?

This week’s Letter from Lockdown is the last one in this format and finishes on a very important subject – that of education. It thinks about the UN Sustainability Goals (SDGs) that underpin our Responsible Futures portfolios and in particular SDG 4 – ensuing inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. As I’ve been doing…
Jen Paice
June 5, 2020

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