Managing your Wealth: Understanding Risk and Maximising Returns

If you are investor, you will no doubt have become accustomed to strained economic climates and fluctuating returns in the wake of the Great Recession. The current economic landscape is no different, as while it will continue to cool throughout the fourth financial quarter it is likely to remain among the strongest in the developed world over the course of the next decade. More specifically, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research revealed that British economy will have grown by 3% by the end of this year, with further expansion of 2.5% forecast for 2015.

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Risk and Return: Wealth Management in the Current Climate

These figures stack up well in terms of the global economy, and this should at least make the life of a UK investor a little easier. There are still numerous risks that threaten the successful pursuit of financial returns, however, some of which can arise suddenly and without any prior warning. The global Ebola outbreak provides a relevant case in point, as the spread of the disease within Europe and the U.S. has had a considerable impact on the financial markets and according to industry experts SPI Sanlam has triggered an extended sell-off of equities. Few could have forecast such a sequence of initial events, although knowledgeable investors will understand the impact that a viral epidemic would have on company revenues and share prices.

This highlights the key to successful wealth management and investment in a volatile climate. While no investor can predict or prepare for developments that remain outside of their control, they can apply the fundamental principles of determinism and tailor their strategy according the underlying rules that govern change in the financial market. This will create a robust and durable strategy that can survive sudden declines in a particular market or the wider economy, rather than one that is overly complex or in need of constantly adaptation as new events unfold.

Partnering with Experts: Tapping into an Established Foundation of Knowledge

For novice investors, the need to create a simple and effective strategy is even more pressing. One way in which this achieved is by seeking advice from established wealth management experts, as these entities have unrivalled cross-market knowledge and can effectively tailor your investment portfolio to suit the wider financial climate. While you may already be aware of the need to diversify your investments if you are to maximise your returns, an industry expert can identify viable markets and ensure that you make the most informed decisions imaginable.

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So, who to follow? The answer depends on the type of investment vehicles you want to focus on.

For example, if you are into real estate, you might want to take advice from your local successful real estate investors. You should also want to read books from Donald Trump and other real estate experts. You should also attend real estate investing seminars, which allow you to collaborate and exchanging knowledge with other real estate investors – beginners and experts alike. The same thing also applies for, other investing vehicles, such as stock markets, precious metals, and so on.


Wealth management is a team sport. You can’t do it all alone. You need to follow different experts and deal with different partners. And yes, you should consider to partner with a wealth manager.

Wealth management is also about continuous learning. You can’t be too good in investing; there are always things you can do better, and as anything else in the business world, the investing trends and opportunities change – something that you should respond accordingly, or else.

You need to continuously learn and seek excellence in your wealth management education. Remember, investing and wealth management is not about giving your money to a wealth manager and reap healthy returns; the worst thing you can do is to invest without proper knowledge.

Good luck in your endeavour!