Staying calm in a crisis

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A long-term perspective on Covid-19.

The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting all of us in different ways, the only common factor being the speed of the events unfolding around us.

What seems extraordinary today becomes almost routine a few days later. The priority is of course the health of ourselves and those around us.

Financial Planning has always been about long-term perspective and it is more important than ever that we put that thinking at the centre of the advice and the service we provide.

In this article Danny Knight, Head of Investment Directors at Quilter Investors, provides some valuable perspective on how the outbreak is likely to affect markets in 4 phases, how markets have fallen and then recovered after other recent pandemics, and a graph of  bond and equity markets since 1997, reminding us how massive global events shrink to almost an investment footnote when viewed over a 20 year period. The graph also reminds us of the unprecedented rise in markets since the 2008 crash. The market was looking for a reason to correct to a more normal level of long-term returns and this one came gift wrapped.

We are here to provide you with clarity about your financial situation both now and well into the future.

Please feel free to contact us at any time. We have video conference facilities that will allow us  to keep communicating clearly and efficiently irrespective of any social movement restrictions that might be in place.

Please stay healthy,

Simon Phippen and the Riverfall Team.

The value of investments and the income they produce can fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you invested.

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Simon Phippen
Simon is the founder of Riverfall Financial and author of the now famous Riverfall poem that sets out the founding values of the firm. He created the ‘Financial Life Planning’ philosophy that we use with all our clients, ensuring that we are always talking about their lives and not just their money. Simon trained as a Management Accountant, has an MBA from ESCP in Paris and worked with a number of world class organisations prior to starting Riverfall. What the Riverfall team say: “Riverfall’s Swiss Army Knife! Accountant, poet, financial life planner and leader”.