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Cunningham Coates news

Friday, 4 November 2011
Author: Barry O'Halloran, The Irish Times
This article first appeared in The Irish Times on 1 November 2011Private client investment manager Smith Williamson is now managing €75 million on behalf of 80 families after starting to operate in the Republic in April.
Friday, 30 September 2011
Author: Heather McHenry, Associate director
The last few weeks have been extraordinary for global stock markets.  In the first two weeks of August, typically a quiet month as many market professionals in the UK and US take their summer break, the FTSE 100 lost almost 9 per cent.  At the lowest point on Thursday 11th August that fall was closer to 16 per cent, but a rebound the following day came as a welcome end to the week for shell-shocked investors.  The MSCI World Index also lost close to 9 per cent in the period.
Monday, 5 September 2011
Author: Heather McHenry, Associate director
 It has been a difficult time to be a shareholder in BSkyB as the scandal surrounding phone hacking at the News of the World has unfolded.
Monday, 5 September 2011
We would like to inform you that Cunningham Coates Stockbrokers will be moving to new premises in Belfast City Centre, situated to the rear of City Hall in the heart of the business district. We will be re-locating to a modern working environment more akin to our working practices as one of the leading investment firms in Northern Ireland.
Monday, 27 June 2011
Few people can have failed to take note of the escalating problems in Greece.  Last week saw a national day of unrest as thousands of people took to the streets in protest against the government’s proposed fiscal strategy as the country battles against the tide of debt that is threatening to engulf it.  Essentially the country is broke and the government is moving ever closer to defaulting on its debt.  Dramatic market moves last week underlined the serious nature of the problem and Standard & Poor’s rating agency downgraded Greek government bonds to CCC, the lowest for any government in the world, resulting in yields rising substantially.
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
There have been many issues to tax investors’ minds over the last few months: events in North Africa and the attendant rise in the oil price, the Japanese earthquake and tsunami and their effect on the global supply chain and the Eurozone ‘crisis’ which rumbles on in the background, Portugal being the latest country (at least at the time I write) to seek a bailout.  However, perhaps the most immediate to investors, individuals and companies alike is inflation.
Wednesday, 9 June 2010
Cunningham Coates is proud to announce that Wayne Nickels, one of our Investment Advisors and a Captain in the TA, will be leading his men in an upcoming tour of duty in Afghanistan. Wayne is taking a year’s sabbatical having been called up for training followed by a six-month spell on active service.

Smith & Williamson group news

Wednesday, 16 March 2016
The Chancellor’s plan to reduce capital gains tax (CGT) rates are a very welcome encouragement for entrepreneurs and others investing in businesses – but yet another disappointment for those invested in residential property who fail to benefit from this latest initiative.
Friday, 11 March 2016
While the pension fund lifetime allowance (LTA) will be reduced on 6 April 2016 there are  opportunities to protect pension funds accrued to date from penal tax charges.
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
Smith & Williamson delivered another period of robust growth in the year to 30 April 2015 with both the Investment Management and Banking division and the Tax and Business Services division reporting strong results.