Investment Planning & Advice

Qualitative vs Quantitative: An exact science or a matter of opinion?

Traditionally,fund managers have used a qualitative investment process,drawing predictions from their direct experience investing in markets.This results in inherent bias in their investment style.Outcomes are influenced by the inevitable pitfalls of this subjective investment process rather than a scientific and objective evaluation of data.

The results from qualitative managers can be impressive but the probability of anyone predicting a particular manager’s success,from the hundreds of available qualitative managers, appears to be no better than chance.

Quantitative investing is based on the theory that mathematical relationships exist between economic data such as interest rates,GDP and inflation, along with assets such as stocks, bonds,commodities and property.

Quantitative fund managers identify these relationships using sophisticated mathematical models called algorithms and develop investment strategies that have a higher probability of success.Algorithms are not new technology but what is new is the possibility of taking advantage of their predictive capability within the investment world for the retail investor.

Sensible investment planning is based on understanding your investment aims, as well as your time horizon.When considering an investment strategy,this will take into account your objectives and attitude to risk.Advanced Asset Consultants will help you determine an investment plan appropriate for your needs.

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Insistent Client- Defined Benefit Disaster

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There has been much discussion within the financial advice sector on the term “insistent client” ever more so with regards to Defined Benefits transfers and how this should be approached. Let me nail my colours to the mast from the outset. There is no place for “Insistent client” within the Financial Planning Profession for the …

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Stock Market Turbulence Is Normal

Monday March 19, 2018

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Can “DIY” pension be the best option for DB transfers

Monday March 19, 2018

I read with interest the rise in individuals managing their pension pots has increased from 5% to 30% since pension freedoms in 2015. Should there be concerns or is this just down to the general public’s view on financial planning, we read almost every other day that self-managing pensions are the best option, why pay …

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