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Simon Danaher

Simon Danaher previously worked for AES International, in marketing and communications.

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Investment

Alpha manager, beta performance?

By: Simon Danaher
February 3rd, 2016

[Estimated time to read: 2 minutes]

Regulators begin crack down on ‘closet indexing’ funds

Equity_funds_mis-sold.jpgAlmost one sixth of all actively managed equity funds may have been mis-sold.

This shocking statistic was released by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) earlier this week.

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Financial Education

Your cash is in the bank. But is it safe?

By: Simon Danaher
February 2nd, 2016

Cash safe in the bank[Estimated time to read: 2.5 minutes]

Imagine if the value of your money fell by half overnight?

Or even by a quarter?

It’s enough to make you sick with worry.

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Financial Education

Negative interest – coming soon to a bank near you?

By: Simon Danaher
February 1st, 2016

Japan negative interest rates[Estimated time to read: 3 minutes]

One of the world’s largest economies has just taken extraordinary measures in a bid to boost growth.

It has imposed a 0.1% fee on cash left in its central bank – yes, depositors have to pay to leave money there.

This is effectively a negative interest rate.

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Investment

The 5 golden rules of successful investing

By: Simon Danaher
January 26th, 2016

5 golden rules to successful investing[Estimated time to read: 1.5 minutes]

If you stick to these five basic principles of investing, we promise you won’t go far wrong…

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Financial Education

Do you truly understand interest rates?

By: Simon Danaher
January 20th, 2016

Do you understand interest rates[Estimated time to read: 4 minutes]

Rising interest rates have the potential to snuff out growth and stifle investment returns.

Successful investors should be aware of the potential impact higher interest rates can have.

But is there cause to worry?

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Financial Education

Iran: Does it matter?

By: Simon Danaher
January 19th, 2016

Iran does it matter[Estimated time to read 2.5 minutes]

There is no doubt that the events of the weekend of 16th January were historic. After a decade of international pressure and extended negotiations, trade and economic sanctions against Iran were finally relaxed.

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Financial Education

6 tips to make you a little richer in 2016

By: Simon Danaher
January 18th, 2016

[Estimated time to read: 3 minutes]

If you make just one little change, you could be richer this year.

Just a little adjustment which puts more cash in your pocket, pension or investment.

Here are six little tips to make you money in 2016.

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Pensions

Is your pension up to scratch?

By: Simon Danaher
January 14th, 2016

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[Estimated time to read: 2 minutes]

One day your pension may have to provide your entire income.

Is it time you took another look at it?

Here are three things you can do now to make sure it’s ready when you need it…

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