Four thousand people have scaled Mount Everest, tens of thousands have visited Antarctica, and even the Moon has had a dozen visitors leaping through its dust.
A lockdown-induced Christmas TV binge didn’t extend quite as far the Wizard of Oz for our head of multi-asset investments, David Coombs. But “the Great and Terrible” did come up in a conversation about bitcoin.
Well, 2020 didn’t go the way we all expected. Our head of multi-asset investments, David Coombs, has tossed out his old fortune-telling teacup and reached for the magic 8-ball this year.
Financial markets have been on a rollercoaster over the past year. There was a sharp drop in March as countries locked down and then a swift upswing followed, led by technology shares. Even unloved companies, particularly banks and energy firms, have rebounded lately, thanks to good news about vaccines.
In September we took a closer look at the importance of putting the right team together when getting divorced and the important actions and considerations in the pre-settlement phase. We’ve revisited this now to look specifically at the period immediately post settlement.
A free trade agreement with the EU avoids damaging tariffs, but other barriers remain.
We close a difficult year with a sense of relief, and the tools to deal with the challenges ahead.
We’ve compiled a few examples of recent scams to show you the kind of things you have to watch out for, although this is by no means an exhaustive list.