Watching the Time – Luxury Timepieces as Accessories and Investments

As indicators of status and good taste, luxury watches remain one of the most sought-after accessories on the market. There are many reasons for wanting to invest in a high-quality timepiece – from wealth preservation to acquiring a gadget that both fills a useful...

A Repeat of the Dot-Com Crash?

With IT being one of few sectors that have continued to deliver stable results amid the Covid-19 recession, analysts and investment advisors alike have urged for caution as some have feared a repeat of the 1995-2000 tech bubble that ultimately burst in 2002 when 80%...

Capital Gains Tax: Planning to Maximise Value

Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is something that most investors encounter when selling properties or financial assets. Raising a levy on the gains received from selling bonds, stocks and real estate (and in some locations also personal possessions such as antiques and...

Short-Term Renting vs. Hotels beyond the Lockdown

From mainly having comprised serviced apartments targeted at corporate customers in the early 2000s, the short-term renting industry has seen spectacular growth levels in the past decade with the creation of Airbnb and other online platforms that allowed property...

Companies Riding the Wave of Changed Consumer Behaviour

From aviation to hospitality, there are many sectors where companies suffered as a consequence of their customers being confined to their homes during the first wave of infections. Some industries were able to present positive results though with volumes increasing as...

Optimism to Follow Period of Stagnation

As the bells ushered in the new year, there were many reasons to feel optimistic about the opportunities that 2020 would have to offer. This was certainly true of the property market, which in the UK saw its highest growth in prices since late 2018. It was nonetheless...