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What should my base currency be?

Mar, 2017

BY Jonathan Marriott, CIO LGT Vestra

“Forecasting exchange rates has a success rate no better than that of forecasting the outcome of a coin toss.” Alan Greenspan, Chairman US Federal Reserve November 2004

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The power of planning

Feb, 2017

BY Ola Adeosun, Wealth Planner LGT Vestra

Andrew Carnegie, one of the most distinguished entrepreneurs in modern history, famously said, “If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes”. The journey of a successful entrepreneur often starts down a lonely path with an idea, a desire to make things better, or simply a moment of inspiration.

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What makes an entrepreneur?

Jan, 2017

BY David Lane, Partner and Technical Director LGT Vestra

What makes an entrepreneur? The Oxford Dictionary would tell us that an entrepreneur is “a person who makes money by starting or running businesses, especially when this involves taking financial risks”. Is that it? Sounds a bit thin to me.

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Looking past the pitch - choosing an exceptional M&A adviser

Jan, 2017

BY Jordan Buck, Investment Strategist LGT Vestra

In my last blog, ‘Set up before you sell up’, I described the considerations you should make as an entrepreneur and as an individual, before you begin to explore the sale of your business. If an exit (or partial exit) remains the right decision, then it is important to choose an exceptional M&A adviser to guide you through this process.

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Communication is the key to building trust

Jan, 2017

BY Jonathan Marriott, CIO LGT Vestra

Successful entrepreneurs who have made substantial sums in their own business often find it hard to appoint an investment manager. They have been in control of their own business and rightly have expected high returns and have been prepared to take risks in a business they understand.

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Learning from Unilever - the impact of sustainability

Jan, 2017

BY Duncan Carmichael-Jack

Over the last decade something exciting has been happening in the world of startups. Many big businesses have been publically criticised for crossing the line. Smaller counterparts set up to exploit their downfalls and make a fast buck have become ineffective.

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Set up before you sell up - personal considerations for an entrepreneur

Jan, 2017

BY Jordan Buck, Investment Strategist LGT Vestra

A letter just landed on my desk. “Everything you need to know about selling your business”, it reads; “Exclusive offer on this 2-day training course”. The letter sits alongside a “definitive” guide to selling a business, something which most M&A houses and professional services firms produce.

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