Monthly Archives: May 2017

Update on the French Presidential Election

Deuxième round – a Macron victory? The thoughts of Gilt Edge.


Is it presumptuous to predict an overwhelming victory for Emmanuel Macron on Sunday? Possibly, take Brexit or the election of President Trump. We would point out that, in fact, the Netherlands vote went the way of the polls and due to the system, the French electorate chooses its next President, it seems Mr Macron has too much support for Marie Le-Pen to overturn.


Successful Succession Planning

Succession Planning – How feasible is this option?


Succession planning is becoming ever more important for IFAs due to the changing financial advice sector. Since the implementation of RDR, increasing regulatory fees, more advisers reaching retirement age and client banks getting older, many firms are now in the process of evaluating what to do next.