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Closing Women’s Wealth Gap
Team ARQ - 8 February 2021

Closing Women’s Wealth Gap

It’s no exaggeration to say that women’s wealth gap is, even in the year 2021, more of a chasm. Importantly, this absolutely isn’t about their ability to attain wealth; quite the opposite in fact.

Prep and Beyond: Investing for Private School Fees
Team ARQ - 1 February 2021

Prep and Beyond: Investing for Private School Fees

We all want to give our children the best possible start in life. Though there have been state schools doing an admirable job of lockdown learning, an undeniable divide has emerged in the quality of provision that has been driving more and more families towards private schooling.

Don’t be bamboozled by benchmarks
Team ARQ - 26 January 2021

Don’t be bamboozled by benchmarks

Looking back over various time periods is also of vital importance. You need to know if your provider is performing consistently over time, particularly if track record is being used to justify slightly higher fees.

Diversification: Don’t Be Caught Out
Team ARQ - 24 January 2021

Diversification: Don’t Be Caught Out

The trouble is that the principle of “not putting all your eggs in one basket” is easily grasped, but trickier to put into practice properly.

Eyes Wide Open on ESG
Team ARQ - 18 January 2021

Eyes Wide Open on ESG

ESG investing is soaring in popularity amid a pandemic which has painfully underscored the interconnectedness of people and places, and the fragility of the systems upon which we all rely.

Time to Get Active?
Team ARQ - 15 January 2021

Time to Get Active?

Don’t worry, I’m certainly not going to join the voices exhorting you to use this new lockdown to try Couch to 5K or some other ambition fitness goal. What I’m actually referring to is one of the investment industry’s most long-running debates: whether active or passive investing generates better results.