Tis the Season to be Jolly

Informing you - December 2013 By Steve Forbes Brevity is probably welcome at this time of year as we all have other things we have to do. Judging by the Tesco near our office this mainly involves buying...

The Futures Bright

Informing You - November 2013 I was watching an interesting TV programme a couple of weeks ago about the increase in the world's population. It was titled "Don't Panic" which I thought was odd as everything I had...

Keep Calm and Carry On

INFORMING YOU - OCTOBER 2013 Whilst I was on holiday for the last couple of weeks in the US I had anticipated I would make the subject of this month's Informing You about the changes to their economy...

A Dangerous Game

INFORMING YOU - SEPTEMBER 2013 Well the cat is out of the bag. Politicians on all sides seem to have decided that pensions are fair game and are playing a game of political football with legislation in an...

UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

INFORMING YOU - AUGUST 2013 Politicians are often prone to falling foul of the law of unintended consequences as a result of the legislation they put in place. History is littered with examples, some serious and others less...

Oh Happy Day

INFORMING YOU - JULY 2013 Whilst driving in beautiful sunshine earlier this week, I pondered whether Scotland should now be called the "Costa del Ecosse" as the weather has been so wonderful. However one of the traffic information...

COLD TURKEY

INFORMING YOU - JUNE 2013 There is no doubt that markets have become addicted to Quantitative Easing (QE), a phrase that did not even exist before 2008. QE became the chosen route for most western economies to try...

WHAT GOES UP

INFORMING YOU - MAY 2013 In speaking to clients I have noticed a growing number suggest that as the stockmarket has risen so fast this year that it must be ready to fall soon. This fear seems to...

TWELVE YEARS THAT CHANGED OUR LIVES

by Steven Forbes In 1979 I was a callow youth preparing to sit my "O" level exams. This normally involved deferring studying until the last minute and then simply doing enough to ensure a reasonable pass mark. I...

ASAM runner up in the UK Best Investment IFA category

We are delighted to announce Alan Steel Asset Management (ASAM) has been named runner up in the UK's Best Investment IFA category at the prestigous MoneyMarketing Financial Services Awards in London's Grosvenor House. The news follows last year's...