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Plan your portfolio for political uncertainty

An ongoing period of political uncertainty can be unsettling for many investors. We look at some of the ways investors can plan for any potential storms that may lie ahead.

Is the US still an attractive investment opportunity?

Ongoing trade tensions may be among the greatest concerns for those investing in the US. We consider the impact of President Donald Trump’s recent announcements, and the outlook for investors.

Pension saving reaches record high

More people than ever before are contributing to a pension, now that employees are automatically enrolled into company schemes. We explain why it’s vital to plan for retirement.

The impact of interest rate changes

Interest rates are expected to rise gradually over the next few years, although it is impossible to say exactly when and by how much. In this episode, Clare is joined by William Hobbs to discuss what impact interest rate changes can have.

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.

How much should you be saving for retirement?

Our research found that three in five pensioners said they weren’t enjoying the retirement they’d hoped for because they hadn’t saved enough. In this episode, Clare explains what you need to think about and where to start when preparing for retirement.

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