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Asset Classes – Know your bonds from your shares?

  What is an asset class? An ‘asset class’ is a group of investments with similar financial characteristics. The main asset classes are equities, bonds, property, commodities, alternatives and cash. It is usually a good idea to hold a mixture of asset classes in an investment portfolio to diversify risk.   Equities (Stocks and Shares) […]


We have lowered our minimum!

Making Tiller available to more   The tiller team have been working hard to bring down the minimum required to become a client. Now you can have a full discretionary investment portfolio for as little as £5,000 (originally £10,000). This is far lower than a ‘traditional’ investment manager. With an annual management charge as low […]


Why is diversification important to managing investment risk?

  Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.   This clichéd saying is the key principle behind diversification and a fundamental technique in the investment manager’s tool box. Diversification is the act of spreading your money across different types of investment assets. This is done to mitigate risk while trying to maximise returns. There […]


How Market Volatility Can Trick You

  Investments are subject to market volatility. Volatility is the degree to which the price of an asset goes up and down, fluctuating, over time. ”Riskier” investments tend to have a higher level of volatility. So, although there are higher potential gains the price can fluctuate more.   Investors with a short-term view can be […]


Investment risk is scary…

…But so is the return on cash People tend to be very risk adverse and, understandably, worry about losing some of their hard-earned cash. However, in this low-interest rate landscape, it is likely you will lose ‘real’ value by storing your cash in the bank. The relentless monster of inflation eats away at the value […]


How thematic investing works with Tiller

Background   The ability to add a thematic investment into your portfolio is a new concept in the UK online wealth management market. Whilst many wealth managers offer discretionary portfolios, not many offer the ability for the client to include ideas they are passionate about. At Tiller, we enable you to have more control over […]


Investments can go down in value as well as up so you could get back less than you invest. Your capital is at risk. Find out more

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