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Your investment objective will be addressed by using an evidence-based investment portfolio.

Our approach to asset allocation is designed to create portfolios that behave in line with an investor’s expectations. By matching implied volatility with the investor’s attitude to risk, the asset allocations aim to minimise the chances of downside risk that are greater than the investor is prepared to tolerate.

Your investment strategy is essential to meeting your financial goals. Remaining invested during market fluctuations can be difficult if your portfolio is not aligned with your psychological risk tolerance. We help you overcome this ‘behavior gap’ by integrating your risk tolerance with your short, medium, and longer term goals.

The investment portfolio structure will make use of high quality, multi-asset, core holdings that are cost-effective, passive in construction, and offer attractive risk-adjusted returns.

We are fee-based; we do not receive commissions from the investments we select for you.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Evidenced based investing:

How can I implement evidence-based investing in my portfolio?2023-05-29T17:56:03+00:00

To implement evidence-based investing, start by defining your financial goals, risk tolerance, and investment time horizon. Consider building a diversified portfolio using low-cost index funds or ETFs that cover various asset classes. Regularly review your portfolio, rebalance as needed, and stay committed to your long-term investment plan. Working with a financial advisor experienced in evidence-based investing can provide additional guidance and support.

Is evidence-based investing suitable for all investors?2023-05-29T17:54:50+00:00

Evidence-based investing can be suitable for a wide range of investors, including individual investors, institutional investors, and retirement funds. However, it’s important to consider individual goals, risk tolerance, and investment time horizon when implementing an evidence-based investment approach. Consulting with a financial advisor can help tailor the strategy to individual circumstances.

How does evidence-based investing approach market timing?2023-05-29T17:54:31+00:00

Evidence-based investing generally discourages market timing, which involves trying to predict the best time to buy or sell investments based on short-term market movements. Instead, evidence-based investors focus on a disciplined, long-term investment strategy and avoid making reactive investment decisions based on market timing, which research has shown to be challenging to consistently achieve.

What role does cost play in evidence-based investing?2023-05-29T17:54:12+00:00

Cost is an important consideration in evidence-based investing. High costs, such as excessive fees and expenses associated with actively managed funds, can significantly erode investment returns over time. Evidence-based investors prioritize low-cost investment vehicles, such as index funds or ETFs, to maximize their long-term returns.

How does evidence-based investing address market fluctuations?2023-05-29T17:53:53+00:00

Evidence-based investing recognizes that market fluctuations are a normal part of investing and cannot be predicted or consistently exploited. Instead of reacting to short-term market movements, evidence-based investors stay focused on long-term goals, maintain a well-diversified portfolio, and adhere to their predetermined investment strategy.

What role does diversification play in evidence-based investing?2023-05-29T17:53:32+00:00

Diversification is a key component of evidence-based investing. It involves spreading investments across different asset classes, sectors, regions, and securities to reduce the impact of any individual investment’s performance on the overall portfolio. Diversification helps manage risk and increase the probability of capturing market returns.

How does evidence-based investing differ from active investing?2023-05-29T17:53:12+00:00

Active investing involves attempting to outperform the market by actively buying and selling securities based on market trends, individual stock analysis, or other strategies. In contrast, evidence-based investing focuses on long-term market returns and emphasizes diversification, asset allocation, and a passive investment approach using low-cost index funds or exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

What are the benefits of evidence-based investing?2023-05-29T17:52:49+00:00

Evidence-based investing offers several benefits, including:

  • Higher likelihood of achieving long-term investment goals
  • Lower costs compared to active management strategies
  • Reduced reliance on market timing and individual stock selection
  • Improved diversification and risk management
  • Alignment with academic research and evidence, providing a disciplined approach to investing
What is the primary principle behind evidence-based investing?2023-05-29T17:52:11+00:00

The primary principle of evidence-based investing is the belief in the efficiency of markets. It suggests that markets are generally efficient, and it is difficult to consistently outperform the market through active management or stock picking. Instead, evidence-based investing focuses on capturing the long-term returns of the market as a whole through diversified, low-cost investment strategies.

What is evidence-based investing?2023-05-29T17:51:49+00:00

Evidence-based investing is an investment approach that relies on empirical evidence and academic research to guide investment decisions. It involves using data and evidence from historical market behaviour to make informed investment choices, rather than relying on speculation or market timing.

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How do I make the most of my pensions?2023-03-30T07:13:35+00:00

Whether you’re thinking about opening a pension plan, you’re looking at transferring your pension to a SIPP or QROPS, or you’re nearing retirement and considering your options. You should always make sure you’re fully clued-up when you’re making pension decisions, and seek further advice if you feel you need it.

Will my family be OK when I die?2021-09-10T08:39:20+00:00

No one wants to think about ‘kicking the bucket’, but putting your financial affairs in order can save your family from a lot of extra grief in the event of your death. Only by planning effectively and in advance can you be sure that you have taken the necessary steps available to you. Careful planning is often required to ensure your loved ones aren’t left with nasty surprises when you pass on your estate.

I am risk averse, where should I invest?2021-09-15T11:30:31+00:00

Risk and returns share a direct relation. While risk-prone investments are likely to yield higher returns, they also have higher volatility. Risk-averse investors are the ones who choose more stable returns, even if lower, over volatility. A key element in our financial planning process is to provide a robust investment engine for the realisation of your financial and life goals. Designed to offer a range of investment experiences which can be matched with your capacity for investment risk.

Can I retire early?2023-03-30T07:04:21+00:00

The ultimate goal for most retirees is making sure their assets last as long as they live. Once a person or household can no longer rely on earned income, balancing income and expenses becomes the primary focus of financial planning. And because of increasing longevity, managing cash flow is more critical than ever. We utilise cash flow planning to help forecast sources and uses of cash. Providing a framework that enables the most effective and efficient use of pension and investment income. You might be able to retire earlier that you think!

Am I going to have enough?2021-09-10T08:40:05+00:00

Enough means something different to everyone. Many people focus on asking if they have enough, when the real question is, enough for what? If you want to build up enough wealth to meet your life goals, the first step is knowing clearly what those goals are.  A clear financial plan will help you find the right balance between financial security and living your preferred lifestyle.

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