Buffett doesn’t hedge his bets, should you?

May 8, 2018

Warren Buffett’s annual shareholder letter is probably the most widely read dispatch in the business world. His insights, expressed with his trademark clarity and humour, are a bounty for investors. In […]

Investment needs Investors

December 19, 2017

At a recent conference in the International Conference Centre, Dublin, Arne Staal, Head of Multi-Asset Quant Strategies at Standard Life Investments, spoke about the increased use of data and technology […]

What is the Employment Investment and Incentive Scheme?

December 8, 2017

The Employment Investment  & Incentive (EII) allows individual investors to obtain income tax relief on investments made, in each tax year, into EII certified qualifying companies. The EII replaced the […]

In investment terms, what is Alpha?

July 18, 2017

When discussing investment strategy, investment fund managers and analysts talk about alpha and beta. Beta is defined as the element of investment return or portfolio returns that can be explained by […]

The importance of investing globally

May 9, 2017

The Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index is a widely used benchmark for the US equity market. You might guess that the Index is made up of 5,000 stocks but it actually […]

How has the State Pension been changed?

February 27, 2017

The Social Welfare and Pensions Act of 2011 changed the age at which Irish citizens can qualify to receive the State Pension. Up to then, a person at work was entitled […]