Author: general@westportinvest.co.uk

Lloyds dismisses Brexit fears and adds £4bn sweetener for investors

Lloyds dismisses Brexit fears and adds £4bn sweetener for investors

Lloyds Banking Group has defended its decision to return £4 billion to shareholders despite mounting concerns about the potential impact of Brexit. George Culmer, its finance chief, insisted that Lloyds, which conducts more than 95 per cent of its business in Britain, was “not at all” complacent in deciding to raise its dividend and return […]

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Investors pile into booming build-to-rent

Investors pile into booming build-to-rent

The number of American-style landlord-free rental apartments being built in Britain has soared in the past year. Pension funds and developers are pouring money into a new sector viewed by some as a solution to the urban housing crisis. According to the British Property Federation (BPF), the number of “build-to-rent” blocks currently under construction — […]

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The Importance of Diversification

Diversification is an approach that reduces risk by allocating investments among various financial instruments, industries, and other categories. It aims to maximize return by investing in different areas that would each react differently to the same event. Diversification is also knows as selecting assets which are uncorrelated, an example of this in the property world of investing, would be […]

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