• A protein shake for your investments

    A protein shake for your investments

    Aug 11, 2017

    ‘Investment products on steroids’ is a term I have heard to describe structured products over the years. It is true that we have seen some very obscure ideas in the past. They have gone wrong mainly because they have not been used in the most sensible of ways within a diversified portfolio, and the rate was too good to be true. ... Read More

  • Don’t get Trumped by fear

    Don’t get Trumped by fear

    Aug 11, 2017

    Your humble author is not a political analyst, yet the latest war of words between America’s Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in North Korea has experts wondering what their end game is. Regardless of what these experts think, the fear level of the market has increased. ... Read More

  • AIM Strong

    AIM Strong

    Aug 11, 2017

    Reyker’s AIM portfolio has had a very good year so far. The discretionary-managed portfolio produced an after-fee return of 21.61% up to the end of July this year. Performance of this portfolio beats that of the FTSE AIM All Share index, which has risen 17.45%. ... Read More

  • A Perfect Shock Absorber

    A Perfect Shock Absorber

    Aug 01, 2017

    Shocks and surprises. It’s a fact of life. But are we prepared for it? ... Read More

  • Really Keeping Up

    Really Keeping Up

    Jul 31, 2017

    If you turn to the business pages of most Sunday papers you will invariably see a table that shows how much £1,000 invested in a certain equity market would have grown over the last 10,20,30 years if you have kept holding it over these periods. The multiple of investment can frequently be as high as 10 times, and, if you are like me, this will tend to annoy me, as I will rarely be in the lucky position as outlined. But things may not be exactly as they seem. ... Read More

  • Slow growth, low interest rates, time for structures?

    Slow growth, low interest rates, time for structures?

    Jul 26, 2017

    Looks like Liam Fox should be talking to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) rather than the BBC about the UK economy. On Monday, the IMF reported that the UK economy will expand slower in 2017 at 1.7%, rather than the 2% that was previously predicted. For the time being, the IMF left the growth rates unchanged for 2018. ... Read More

  • Property: Not all built Equal

    Property: Not all built Equal

    Jul 06, 2017

    In many traditional asset allocation models ‘Property’ is least commonly used in comparison to ‘Equity’, ‘Fixed Income’ and ‘Commodity’ asset classes. However, in the Reyker Real Asset Strategies property comprises a meaningful allocation in our portfolios. ... Read More

  • Reyker Securities becomes an authorised IF ISA Manager

    Reyker Securities becomes an authorised IF ISA Manager

    Jun 30, 2017

    Reyker is pleased to announce that HMRC has approved its application to extend its ISA Manager remit to include the new Innovative Finance component. The IF ISA allows individuals to invest up to £20,000’s per annum into peer-to-peer loans or crowdfunding linked debentures in a tax efficient wrapper. ... Read More