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As part of our wealth management service, Davy Private Clients produces a range of publications to provide clients with insights and analysis of economic, investment and financial planning issues & events which impact on both the global economy and individual portfolios.
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Will emerging markets derail the global recovery?

The recent slowdown in many Emerging Market (EM) economies like China, Brazil and Russia, has led to questions about whether the recent weakness in the developing world could derail the global recovery. In this article, by drawing on historical examples of EM crises from around the world, David Collins, Investment Strategist explores the topic.

Investing Insights November 2015
BY David Collins
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Spanish Elections 2015: No Left Turn

For much of 2015, the Greek political situation dominated global headlines as the Syriza party came to power. The fear had been that we would see a leftist contagion into larger European economies. On 20th December the Spanish electorate will be called on to decide the fate of their next government, with the likelihood of the Podemos party taking power dramatically decreased. In this article, Alan Werlau, Senior Investment Strategist, looks at the decisions facing Spanish voters.

Investing Insights November 2015
BY Alan Werlau
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Ireland 2020: Planning for the Future

The current coalition parties in government have been praised for their management of the economy and public finances during the recession, pushing through difficult reforms and implementing a successful growth strategy attracting foreign direct investment. In this focus article, Chief Economist Conall Mac Coille looks at what issues need to be addressed if we are to have an economy fit for the 21st century.

MarketWatch October 2015
BY Conall Mac Coille
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Interview: Election 2016

Robbie Kelleher, Senior Investment Strategist at Davy, interviewed David Farrell, Professor of Politics at University College Dublin, to get his views on the political landscape in Ireland and an insight into his thoughts on the next general election.

MarketWatch October 2015
BY Robbie Kelleher
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Managing Emotions During Market Sell-Offs

The recent equity market sell-off and heightened volatility have led investors to question their allocations to equities. Eoin Corcoran, Head of Portfolio Construction, looks at the long-term evidence of this and offers some recommendations for investors.

MarketWatch October 2015
BY Eoin Corcoran
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Equities: The Great Fall of China

The collapse of the Chinese stock market over the summer has unnerved investors. David Hillery, Investment Strategist, looks at the background to the crash, whether it's a sign of worse things to come and what it means for the rest of the world.

MarketWatch October 2015
BY David Hillery
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Hedge Funds: The Long and the Short of It

Long/short equity funds have an impressive track record, beating equity markets over the long run and protecting investors through volatile markets. However, over the last few years, returns from these hedge funds have been less favourable. Michael MacGrath, Senior Analyst, Global Investment Selection, looks at whether investors should consider rethinking investing in this asset class.

MarketWatch October 2015
BY Michael MacGrath
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Succession Planning: Passing on your wealth in 2015

For many businesses and families, thinking long-term involves considering the safest and most sensible ways to pass on wealth to children. In this article, Deirdre Lyons, Tax & Financial Planning Strategist, looks at different options of good-practice succession planning.

Financial Planning Insights October 2015
BY Deirdre Lyons
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Keeping an eye out for the downside

It’s easy to forget the main lesson the crisis has taught us: ‘plan for the best, prepare for the worst’. In this article, Declan Hanley, Head of Financial Planning, considers some of the steps you can take so that you and your family are better placed to meet financial challenges.

Financial Planning Insights October 2015
BY Declan Hanley
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Inspiring Entrepreneurship in Children

Today’s children represent a chance to inspire opportunity and growth for everyone.

Cents for Kids October 2015
BY Marah Curtin
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