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Informed decision-making and accurate analysis are keys to investment success. With the latest trends, insight and research from our own professionals and independent industry experts, you should find what you need to be a better investor right here.

The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you could get back less than you invest. If you’re not sure about investing, seek independent advice.

What should you know before buying a fund

We consider some of the questions you might want to ask before investing in a fund.


Time to invest in smaller companies?

Smaller companies tend to particularly benefit from favourable economic conditions. We explore some of the reasons why.


Five bad investing habits to break

It can be easy to slip into bad investing habits which could have a negative effect on your portfolio. We look at how to overcome them.


Strategies to adopt when markets are volatile

William Hobbs and Dr. Peter Brooks join Clare to discuss stock market volatility - what it means, what causes it, and what you need to do as an investor to increase your comfort during difficult market conditions.


What is impact investing?

In this episode, Clare is joined by Damian Payiatakis, Barclays’ Head of Impact Investing, to discuss what it means and some of the reasons why investors are exploring this approach.


Active and passive investing

You may have come across the phrases active and passive management, but what do they mean and what’s the difference between an active fund and a passive fund?


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