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Patrick Breen

Patrick Breen was previously a Banking and Investment Executive at AES International.

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Financial Education

Why structured products are like ticking bombs

By: Patrick Breen
June 8th, 2016

[Estimated time to read: 2.5 mins] 

One of the depressing rituals in our industry is the regular discovery, after a period of market volatility, of the resulting damage wreaked in investors' portfolios. 

And here we go again.

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Investment

The best investment approach for turbulent markets

By: Patrick Breen
March 14th, 2016

[Estimated time to read 2.5 minutes]

Financial_apocalypse.png2016, by any standard, has been challenging for investors. By 11 February, the FTSE 100 had lost more than 12% since the beginning of the year.  A week later, markets were back up almost 8%. The Brexit vote caused a significant fall, the FTSE 100 closing at 5982 GBP, yet following a strong rally (having given investors a stomach-churning ride) it's close to flat for the year at 6,657 GBP.

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Financial Education

Oil at $40 - Living with the new normal

By: Patrick Breen
December 10th, 2015

[Estimated time to read: 3 minutes]

Four lessons to protect your family's financial future

Oil at $40 - Living with the new normalExpats working in the Oil & Gas sector are enduring tough times – markets are volatile, and Oil is striking 7-year lows. Below we share our views on how we are advising international employees to manage for the future, and how to find the silver lining.

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