If investing is your hobby, get a hobby

Christopher Stoakes is a client of HHW and the author of ‘All You Need To Know About The City’, the best-selling guide to the financial markets. The views expressed below are his alone and should not be taken to be shared by HHW. Nor should this blog be taken to be financial advice, which will […]

The Power of Storytelling

At Holland Hahn & Wills, we are keen to find ways of providing a better service to you, our clients and also to the wider public. Over the last couple of years we have endeavoured to educate people on the emotional factors stemming from ending a lifelong career and on the psychology of retirement in […]

Pink Floyd On Financial Planning

I am delighted to introduce an article written by Julie French, valued team member and senior assistant to Simon Ainley, especially as her piece covers something close to my heart, namely Pink Floyd: Last weekend my husband and I had the pleasure of visiting the Pink Floyd exhibition ‘Their Mortal Remains’ currently on at the V&A […]

The Psychology of Investing

The psychology of investing I was reading a book recently entitled The Zeitgeist Investor written by Tim Richards, which is all about what happens when our brains and the stock market collide. Without wishing to paraphrase the book, I picked out 7 psychological biases and traits that we humans are often subject to, which can end […]

Hello, Hello – What are you retiring to?

The psychology of retirement part 3 Have you planned what you will do with your time after you retire? While it’s perfectly fine to take a few weeks or even a few months to decompress after a long work career, ultimately you need to have a good idea of what you’re going to do with […]

Goodbye, Hello—Are you financially ready to retire?

The psychology of retirement part 2 This is a complicated, multi-faceted assessment to make and you can’t just apply some simplistic formula you might have read online. You’ve probably seen claims that you should expect to live on 80% of your current income after you retire.  Other sources say 75%, 85%, or even 100% while others […]

Hello, Goodbye

The psychology of retirement part 1 Years ago, knowing when to retire was easy.  Back then, you probably would have taken it for granted that you would retire when you turned 65 for a man (60 for women).  Or, if you worked for the same employer your entire career (which was much more common in decades […]

The Residence Nil Rate Band

We are delighted to have a guest article from our good friend and legal expert Mehboob Dharamsi, Senior Associate at Pennington Manches LLP, who is based at their Guildford, Surrey office (some of you may recall his inheritance tax talk at our Pembroke Lodge event last spring). In this article Mehboob discusses the imminent changes […]

The worth of a thing is what it will bring

It is easy to determine the price of a product or service, but less easy to appreciate its worth. Not least because it’s worth, or value, may not become apparent for some considerable time. This was brought home to me recently by two incidents that I would like to share with you. The first story […]