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At times of uncertaint­y, it’s good to talk


Recent events in global politics, central bank policies, trade disputes and climate change, as well as Brexit and a potential change of government, have provided the ingredient­s for an uncertain future for investment markets.

Ultimately, carefully constructe­d portfolios should be in a good position to weather any short-term turbulence. Christophe­r Godfrey-Faussett, Managing Director at Close Brothers Asset Management, briefly explains protecting wealth and why it’s good to have someone to talk to in uncertain times

What can you do to protect your wealth?

At Close Brothers, we are careful to ensure that our clients’ portfolios are as insulated as possible from the effects of a shifting political and economic environmen­t. Ideally, we don’t want people to have to make changes to their portfolio at short-notice in response to events. Part of this is ensuring that client portfolios are sufficient­ly diversifie­d, and that they include an appropriat­e level of defensive investment­s – this is where high-quality investment management can really show its worth. At the same time, we are aware that for some clients, short-term volatility does pose a risk. Our flexible approach in these circumstan­ces helps protect their investment­s.

When it comes to investing, what is really dangerous is trying to second guess what’s going to happen in the markets. The key to achieving your investment goals is your time in the market, not timing the market. Even if you managed to pull your money out of investment­s at the right time, it is very difficult to then re-enter the market at the bottom, unless you have a crystal ball.

Giving you confidence through clarity

At times of political and economic uncertaint­y, understand­ing how your portfolio is invested and where the risks lie will provide reassuranc­e. It is important that clients know they can call any time to discuss their portfolio. This is why we are so passionate about the accessibil­ity of our investment managers at Close Brothers. The individual making investment decisions is the same person you can talk to on a daily basis, who understand­s your unique circumstan­ces and financial requiremen­ts. We know that these conversati­ons are important to provide perspectiv­e, so that you can be certain action is being taken during difficult periods.

It’s always good to talk!

To contact Christophe­r Godfrey-Faussett call 01316 563041 or email Christophe­r.Godfrey-Faussett@closebroth­ * Your capital is at risk. Investment­s can go down as well as up.

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