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The Power of Adopting a Reciprocity Mindset

This article is about adopting a reciprocity mindset which is used by millionaires and billionaires to get the results they desire.

Are you doing enough for other people in your life – personally, professionally or both? If not, you could be preventing yourself from maximising your own wealth and success.

We’re all familiar with the cause-and-effect relationship of getting what you give – that what you “put out there” is what ultimately comes back to you. The self-made Super Rich (people with a net worth of $500 million or more who earned that wealth) understand that concept extremely well. In fact, they habitually use it to build wealth and improve their situations in a myriad of ways.

  • When someone does you a favour, you naturally feel you owe that person something in return and seek to return the favour – and vice versa.
  • Voluntarily offering solutions to others’ problems can garner you beneficial favours from those people.
  • Asking for a result that’s much bigger than the one you really want is one way to effectively harness the power of reciprocity.

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Reciprocity Mindset

Other notes and risk warnings

This article is distributed for educational purposes only and must not be considered to be investment advice or an offer of any security for sale. The reference to any products is made only to make educational points and must, in no circumstances, be deemed to be any form of product recommendation.

This article contains the opinions of the authors but not necessarily Donald Wealth Management (the Firm) and does not represent a recommendation of any particular security, strategy or investment product. Information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed. 

It is not a promotion of Donald Wealth Management’s services. Donald Wealth Management strongly suggests that no investor should act on any of these ideas without first seeking financial advice.

Past performance is not indicative of future results and no representation is made that the stated results will be replicated. The value of an investment is not guaranteed and on encashment you may not get back the full amount invested. Errors and omissions excepted.

Donald Wealth Management is a trading style of Donald Asset Management Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom (FRN: 223784). Donald Asset Management Limited is registered in England and Wales under Company No. 4675082. The registered office address of the Firm is: Stable End, 12 Heather Court Gardens, Four Oaks, West Midlands, B74 2ST.

 

A ‘Set-and-Forget’ Investment Approach? Forget it!

Systematic, evidence-based investing often results in very little activity in a portfolio.  It is wrong to think that this is the result of a ‘set-and-forget’ strategy.  The Firm’s Investment Committee would be aggrieved at such a suggestion!  Considerable effort goes on behind the scenes to allow this state of calm consistency to exist.  The fortitude and discipline to deliver ‘not much needs to be done to your portfolio except for rebalancing’ advice, comes from a rigorous process of ongoing challenge to the status quo.  

The broad terms of reference of the Investment Committee are set out below:

 

Manage risks over time

  • The Investment Committee is responsible for the oversight of the risk in portfolios and the wider investment process.  Meetings are regular and minutes are taken, which include all action points to be followed up on. Third-party inputs and guest members – such as Albion – provide independent insight and challenge.

  Challenge the process

  • The investment process at the Firm is driven by the latest empirical evidence and theory available. It is always open to challenge. If new evidence suggests that doing things differently would be in our clients’ best interests, then we will revise our approach. The investment process is evolutionary, but change is most likely to be slow and incremental.

Review the portfolio structure

  • The underlying characteristics of the Firm’s client portfolios are reviewed, including performance and risk level attributes. Risks (asset class exposures) and their allocations within a portfolio are evaluated. Any issues are raised and resolved. Existing asset classes are reviewed alongside asset classes and risk factors that currently sit outside the portfolios.  Areas of interest are placed on a longer-term ‘watch’ list.

Review the incumbent ‘best-in-class’ investment products

  • The incumbent products are ‘best-in-class’ choices seeking to deliver the returns due to investors for taking specific market risks. Each product has a role to play in a portfolio and its ability to deliver against this objective is regularly reviewed. Any product-related issues are raised and resolved.

Screen for new products and undertake appropriate due diligence

  • Although the incumbent products were recommended as ‘best-in-class’, new products are regularly being launched. Tough screening criteria are in place against which new funds are judged. New, potential ‘best-in-class’ products face detailed due diligence and approval.  They are included only when they make the grade. Given the quality of the products already in portfolios, the threshold for replacement is high, but not insurmountable for newer products.

Reaffirm or revise the investment process 

  • The Investment Committee is accountable for reaffirming or revising the structure of client portfolios. Risk (asset) allocations and product changes are approved by the Investment Committee.  Any actions arising from portfolio revisions will be undertaken, after discussion with and agreement by clients.

The next time you open your latest valuation report, remember that despite the lack of activity on the surface, the Investment Committee continues to paddle furiously behind the scenes to allow this be the case.  In the immortal words of the investment legend and author Charles Ellis:

‘In investing, activity is almost always in surplus.’

Perhaps we should amend this slightly to:

‘In investing, activity is – except for the Investment Committee –almost always in surplus.’

Other notes and risk warnings

This article is distributed for educational purposes only and must not be considered to be investment advice or an offer of any security for sale. The reference to any products is made only to make educational points and must, in no circumstances, be deemed to be any form of product recommendation.

This article contains the opinions of the authors but not necessarily Donald Wealth Management (the Firm) and does not represent a recommendation of any particular security, strategy or investment product. Information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed. 

It is not a promotion of Donald Wealth Management’s services. Donald Wealth Management strongly suggests that no investor should act on any of these ideas without first seeking financial advice.

Past performance is not indicative of future results and no representation is made that the stated results will be replicated. The value of an investment is not guaranteed and on encashment you may not get back the full amount invested. Errors and omissions excepted.

Donald Wealth Management is a trading style of Donald Asset Management Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom (FRN: 223784). Donald Asset Management Limited is registered in England and Wales under Company No. 4675082. The registered office address of the Firm is: Stable End, 12 Heather Court Gardens, Four Oaks, West Midlands, B74 2ST.

Seeking Success? Conviction Is Crucial

This article explores the great benefits that come to businesspeople that act with conviction, such as being able to take command of a situation and project fearlessness.

When it comes to achieving significant business success, few traits are more important than conviction – a mental attitude that sends out a message of true leadership and expertise to everyone in an entrepreneur’s orbit.

  • Conviction results from having determination and self-efficacy.
  • Being well-prepared is also important – you need a strategy for success.
  • Conviction builds on itself – develop a little, and it will grow from there.

Seeking Success? Conviction Is Crucial

Other notes and risk warnings

This article contains the opinions of the authors but not necessarily Donald Wealth Management (the Firm) and does not represent a recommendation of any particular security, strategy or investment product. Information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed. It is not a promotion of Donald Wealth Management’s services. Donald Wealth Management strongly suggests that no investor should act on any of these ideas without first seeking financial advice.

Past performance is not indicative of future results and no representation is made that the stated results will be replicated. The value of an investment is not guaranteed and on encashment you may not get back the full amount invested. Errors and omissions excepted.

Donald Wealth Management is a trading style of Donald Asset Management Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom (FRN: 223784). Donald Asset Management Limited is registered in England and Wales under Company No. 4675082. The registered office address of the Firm is: Stable End, 12 Heather Court Gardens, Four Oaks, West Midlands, B74 2ST.

Rebalancing – Do I Really Have to?

Humans have a hard time being investors.  Normally, we like to purchase things when they are cheap and avoid them when they are expensive, but that is often not the case for equities.  We tend to get overly optimistic and enthusiastic when equity markets rise dramatically, as they have done since the Global Financial Crisis a decade ago.  Yet when markets fall materially, we feel bruised and cautious, seeking to hang onto our stable bonds and even selling equities to avoid further falls in portfolio value.  That’s rarely a good idea, especially if you do not need the bulk of your capital in the foreseeable future.

As a client you will know that we have always sought to rebalance your portfolio on a regular basis, by which we mean returning it to the original target allocation that we initially established with you.  Most often, over the past few years, rebalancing has meant selling growth assets (equity-like) and buying defensive assets (bonds) in a contrarian manner.  This has helped to avoid the portfolio becoming dominated, over time, by the riskier growth assets component of the portfolio and to keep you within your emotional tolerance for falls, your financial capacity to weather them and your need to take risk in the first place.

Logically, the reverse also applies; at times like these the proportion of equities in your portfolio will have fallen below their long-term target.  This matters because your portfolio now has too little risk and it will be harder for the growth assets remaining to recoup the falls in value when markets eventually recover.

We can work that idea through with a simple example.  Imagine you own a £10,000 portfolio split 50% (£5,000) into growth assets and 50% into defensive assets.  In the growth assets portion, you own 50 units of a global equity fund priced at £100 per unit.  Growth assets fall by 40%.  Let’s assume your defensive assets are unchanged in value.  You still own 50 global equity fund units, but they are now priced at £60.  Your growth-defensive split has moved from 50/50 to 37.5/62.5.  Time to rebalance.

Figure 1: Market falls leave you underweight growth assets

Rebalancing

Source: Albion Strategic Consulting

Rebalancing i.e. buying equities to realign the portfolio with its allocation target, helps to ensure a quicker recovery back to where you started.  This is because the breakeven price of your equity holdings is now lower.

So, let’s now assume that you rebalance by taking £1,000 from your defensive assets and buying growth assets to get you back to a 50/50 split (left hand grid below).  You can buy 16.7 units at £60 with the £1,000 raised.  To get your portfolio back to its starting value of £10,000 your now 66.7 global equity units need to rise 50% to £90 per unit (middle grid).  However, an un-rebalanced portfolio (right hand grid) only rises to £9,500 with this 50% rise.  In fact, to get back to a portfolio value of £10,000 and un-rebalanced portfolio requires a rise of 67% in the global equity units to £100.

Figure 2: Rebalancing helps the portfolio to recover faster

Rebalancing

Source: Albion Strategic Consulting

Even if the markets fall again after rebalancing, the opportunity exists to rebalance again, likewise further reducing the rate of return required to get back to where you were compared to un-rebalanced portfolios.  That takes courage and discipline, when your emotions are telling you to do the opposite.

The issue of a potential rebalance on the back of large market falls is certainly being considered and don’t be surprised if we raise this with you.  You now know why.  Remember, if you are drawing an income from your portfolio, withdrawing from bonds can get you closer to your target.  Likewise, if you have incoming cashflows, this too can be used to buy growth assets.

As David Swensen, CIO of Yale University’s Endowment and one of the world’s most highly respected institutional investors states[1]:

‘The fundamental purpose of rebalancing lies in controlling risk, not enhancing returns.  Rebalancing trades keep portfolios at long-term policy targets by reversing deviations resulting from asset class performance differentials.  Disciplined rebalancing activity requires a strong stomach and serious staying power.’

Do you really need to rebalance?  The answer for most investors is likely to be ‘yes’ when the time comes.  If we feel a rebalance is necessary, we will be in touch to discuss this with you.

As ever, please feel free to give us a call if you have any questions.

Risk warnings

This article is distributed for educational purposes only and must not be considered to be investment advice or an offer of any security for sale. The reference to any products is made only to make educational points and must, in no circumstances, be deemed to be any form of product recommendation.
This article contains the opinions of the authors but not necessarily Donald Wealth Management (the Firm) and does not represent a recommendation of any particular security, strategy or investment product. Information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed.

It is not a promotion of Donald Wealth Management’s services. Donald Wealth Management strongly suggests that no investor should act on any of these ideas without first seeking financial advice.

Past performance is not indicative of future results and no representation is made that the stated results will be replicated. The value of an investment is not guaranteed and on encashment you may not get back the full amount invested. Errors and omissions excepted.

Donald Wealth Management is a trading style of Donald Asset Management Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom (FRN: 223784). Donald Asset Management Limited is registered in England and Wales under Company No. 4675082. The registered office address of the Firm is: Stable End, 12 Heather Court Gardens, Four Oaks, West Midlands, B74 2ST.

[1]    Swensen, D., (2000) Pioneering Portfolio Management.  New York: The Free Press

Want to Win in Negotiations? You’ll Need These Three Tools

Laid out in this article are the three key tools you need to master in order to win in negotiations.

Over the years we’ve observed that success – in business and in life – often results largely from knowing what skills work extremely well and then practising those skills, a lot.

That seems to be especially true when it comes to negotiating. You can almost always get what you ask for – if, that is you are able to ask the “right” way. And we find that highly successful self-made multimillionaires, high-caliber professionals and other high achievers are typically extremely skilled negotiators.

  • It’s important to understand the full range of issues at play during a negotiation.
  • A mindset that seeks a win-win outcome is ideal.
  • Know your need and how to “read” the other side.

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How to Win in Negotiations

Other notes and risk warnings

This article contains the opinions of the authors but not necessarily Donald Wealth Management (the Firm) and does not represent a recommendation of any particular security, strategy or investment product. Information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed. It is not a promotion of Donald Wealth Management’s services. Donald Wealth Management strongly suggests that no investor should act on any of these ideas without first seeking financial advice.

Past performance is not indicative of future results and no representation is made that the stated results will be replicated. The value of an investment is not guaranteed and on encashment you may not get back the full amount invested. Errors and omissions excepted.

Donald Wealth Management is a trading style of Donald Asset Management Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom (FRN: 223784). Donald Asset Management Limited is registered in England and Wales under Company No. 4675082. The registered office address of the Firm is: Stable End, 12 Heather Court Gardens, Four Oaks, West Midlands, B74 2ST.

 

Constructive Empathy: The Underused Secret to Successful Deal-Making

Want to be a better negotiator in business and in life, and get your way more often? You might want to stop playing hardball and start using the power of empathy.

That’s a key lesson we have learned from the self-made Super Rich – people with a net worth of $500 million or more who earned their wealth. From our experience working with this highly successful group, we see that they tend to be much better than others at using empathy to build rapport and deep connections with people in business situations.

The end result: They do an exceptional job at not just achieving their goals but also helping others get what they want – which, in turn, motivates those people to help the Super Rich become even wealthier and more successful in the future.

  • Empathy is the ability to understand another person’s feelings and perspectives from that person’s point of view rather than from your own.
  • Empathy builds rapport that increases the chances of achieving ideal business outcomes.
  • There are five core components to the kind of empathy that is constructive in professional situations.

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Other notes and risk warnings

This article contains the opinions of the authors but not necessarily Donald Wealth Management (the Firm) and does not represent a recommendation of any particular security, strategy or investment product. Information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed. It is not a promotion of Donald Wealth Management’s services. Donald Wealth Management strongly suggests that no investor should act on any of these ideas without first seeking financial advice.

Past performance is not indicative of future results and no representation is made that the stated results will be replicated. The value of an investment is not guaranteed and on encashment you may not get back the full amount invested. Errors and omissions excepted.

Donald Wealth Management is a trading style of Donald Asset Management Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom (FRN: 223784). Donald Asset Management Limited is registered in England and Wales under Company No. 4675082. The registered office address of the Firm is: Stable End, 12 Heather Court Gardens, Four Oaks, West Midlands, B74 2ST.

The Art of Dealing with Successful Toxic Narcissists

Have you ever felt like the world revolves around you? Congratulations – you may be a narcissist!
Don’t fret – you’re in good company. Everyone of us can be a narcissist sometimes. In business, narcissism can be a good thing that can help fuel success – in the right dose, that is.
Narcissism runs along a spectrum, from healthy to toxic. Dealing with healthy narcissists can be relatively easy. On the other hand, toxic narcissists can be very complicated and problematic to deal with.
What’s more, we find from experience that some very wealthy and powerful people are toxic narcissists. That means you may encounter such people on your own path to success.

  • Some wealthy and powerful people are toxic narcissists – which means you may have to learn how to deal with them to get what you want.
  • Confronting them and trying to change their minds is a strategy that is likely to fail.
  • Outthinking them and using their need to be flattered to your advantage can be key to meeting your own agenda.

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Other notes and risk warnings

This article contains the opinions of the authors but not necessarily Donald Wealth Management (the Firm) and does not represent a recommendation of any particular security, strategy or investment product. Information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed. It is not a promotion of Donald Wealth Management’s services. Donald Wealth Management strongly suggests that no investor should act on any of these ideas without first seeking financial advice.

Past performance is not indicative of future results and no representation is made that the stated results will be replicated. The value of an investment is not guaranteed and on encashment you may not get back the full amount invested. Errors and omissions excepted.

Donald Wealth Management is a trading style of Donald Asset Management Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom (FRN: 223784). Donald Asset Management Limited is registered in England and Wales under Company No. 4675082. The registered office address of the Firm is: Stable End, 12 Heather Court Gardens, Four Oaks, West Midlands, B74 2ST.

How the Super Rich are Smart with Their Assets

Protecting your assets is essential.

Our high-net-worth clients are familiar with the importance of a reliable, well researched and qualified valuation document to ensure speedy settlement of any potential claim.

Jewellery is something we all hold particularly close to our hearts, which often carries a significant emotional memory.

Ensuring that you are adequately insured in the event of theft or loss can help to ease what can be a devastating time, as replacing your precious items can be a near impossible feat without the correct and up-to-date documentation.

This is particularly true in the current economic climate, where values of everything can and will change over time, which makes it vitally important to regularly revisit the current market value of your portfolio regularly to ensure that you’re up to date.

When the worst does happen, do you have the right documentation in place in order to make a compelling claim?

Most insurers will not accept a valuation more than three years old, nor are they likely to accept a valuation from a non ‘Institute Registered Valuer’.

Can you answer these questions:

● Can you describe the item?

● What date was it made?

● What components were used?

The Super Rich Protect Their Assets with Regular Valuations

A highly qualified jewellery valuer and consultant can answer these questions in detail, leaving no doubt surrounding the value of your piece or collection.

An expertly prepared valuation document is an investment in the future of your assets and a valuation from Heather Callaway Ltd provides maximum assurance for you and your insurers.

Heather Callaway (FIRV FGA DGA AMEA) provides an exclusive Jewellery Valuation service for High Net Worth Clients that is completely independent which can be carried out in the privacy and security of their own home, office or any other venue that’s mutually agreed.

What’s more the items never have to leave your possession or sight as Heather can perform her role on site for you.

Clients can rest assured that their precious memories and items are in expert and trustworthy hands.

Your Items are in Safe Hands

Having provided valuation and consulting services for the prestigious House of Garrard in London, as well as other High End Jewellers and a vast array of Ultra High Net Worth Clients, Heather Callaway is an enormously respected member of the Valuing and Jewellery community.

Heather offers a fixed price structure per item or on a daily rate in which the fees are not linked in any way to the value of the item ensuring her completely impartiality.

For additional peace of mind Heather does not buy or sell items any of the items she values, which can range from watches, jewellery and loose gemstones and diamonds.

Heather Callaway will Value and Consult for a Range of Items, Ensuring Your Assets are Protected.

As part of the service Heather will produce beautifully bound documentation for your Jewellery, including with the financial values a comprehensive breakdown and description alongside high quality photography of every item.

Heather has 24 years’ experience in the industry, and is passionate about Jewellery and the importance of a well-crafted and researched valuation.

Because she understands the importance of education and learning, Heather is a certified gemmologist (FGA and DGA of The Gemmological Association of Great Britain), Fellow of the Institute of Registered Valuers and as an Associate of the Academy of Expert Witnesses, Heather also prepares documentation for court work.

Also passing on her experience to the next generation, she is the Chairman of the Education Steering Group for the National Association of Jewellers.

Having been trusted to assess students enrolled onto the Jewellery Appraisal Theory correspondence programme, Heather is now responsible for the development of all new Jewellery qualifications for the whole trade for the National Association of Jewellers.

Heather Callaway is an Institute of Registered Valuers Fellow

Heather Callaway’s experience, expertise and attention to detail is only matched by her personable nature and utmost care for your jewellery. To discuss your jewellery valuation needs, contact Heather using the details below:

Heather Callaway Jewellery Valuation and Consultancy

 

 

Phone: 0843 886 8050

Mobile: 0778 927 5874

Email: info@heathercallaway.co.uk

Website: www.heathercallaway.co.uk

 

 

 

Other notes and risk warnings

This article contains the opinions of the authors but not necessarily Donald Wealth Management (the Firm) and does not represent a recommendation of any particular security, strategy or investment product. Information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed. It is not a promotion of Donald Wealth Management’s services. Donald Wealth Management strongly suggests that no investor should act on any of these ideas without first seeking financial advice.

Past performance is not indicative of future results and no representation is made that the stated results will be replicated. The value of an investment is not guaranteed and on encashment you may not get back the full amount invested. Errors and omissions excepted.

Donald Wealth Management is a trading style of Donald Asset Management Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom (FRN: 223784). Donald Asset Management Limited is registered in England and Wales under Company No. 4675082. The registered office address of the Firm is: Stable End, 12 Heather Court Gardens, Four Oaks, West Midlands, B74 2ST.

The Super Rich’s Three Big Fears – and How They Work to Overcome Them

Significant wealth can reduce many of life’s troubles and anxieties – but it can’t eliminate them entirely. Even the richest among us have fears.

What’s more, they often share many of the same worries the rest of us have.

But there is one difference: The wealthy take some highly effective action steps to address those worries and, quite often, overcome them. With that in mind, here’s a look at the three biggest fears of the Super Rich – those people with a net worth of at least $500 million – and some ways they combat those fears.

  • In our experience working with the Super Rich, we find that health, family and wealth concerns are among their biggest fears.
  • The right professionals can aid in overcoming concerns in all three areas.
  • A technique called stress testing can identify potential problems before they become big issues.

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Fears

Other notes and risk warnings

This article contains the opinions of the authors but not necessarily Donald Wealth Management (the Firm) and does not represent a recommendation of any particular security, strategy or investment product. Information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed. It is not a promotion of Donald Wealth Management’s services. Donald Wealth Management strongly suggests that no investor should act on any of these ideas without first seeking financial advice.

Past performance is not indicative of future results and no representation is made that the stated results will be replicated. The value of an investment is not guaranteed and on encashment you may not get back the full amount invested. Errors and omissions excepted.

Donald Wealth Management is a trading style of Donald Asset Management Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom (FRN: 223784). Donald Asset Management Limited is registered in England and Wales under Company No. 4675082. The registered office address of the Firm is: Stable End, 12 Heather Court Gardens, Four Oaks, West Midlands, B74 2ST.

How to ‘Look Backstage’ to Build Serious Wealth

Shakespeare’s famous words “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women simply players” may be truer than he ever suspected.

Today, many sociologists rely on something called dramaturgical perspective to help explain how we present ourselves to, and interact with, other people. Some of the savviest self-made members of the Super Rich (people with a net worth of $500 million or more) know and harness this perspective when working with clients, prospects, centres of influence and other people who are key to their continued success.

  • Getting to know the “out of view” aspects of people can help you better work with them, compete against them or both.
  • Active listening is crucial to peeling back the curtain to see people’s “backstage” areas.
  • Cold reading is another effective way to glean important hidden information about people.

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Backstage

Other notes and risk warnings

This article contains the opinions of the authors but not necessarily Donald Wealth Management (the Firm) and does not represent a recommendation of any particular security, strategy or investment product. Information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed. It is not a promotion of Donald Wealth Management’s services. Donald Wealth Management strongly suggests that no investor should act on any of these ideas without first seeking financial advice.

Past performance is not indicative of future results and no representation is made that the stated results will be replicated. The value of an investment is not guaranteed and on encashment you may not get back the full amount invested. Errors and omissions excepted.

Donald Wealth Management is a trading style of Donald Asset Management Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom (FRN: 223784). Donald Asset Management Limited is registered in England and Wales under Company No. 4675082. The registered office address of the Firm is: Stable End, 12 Heather Court Gardens, Four Oaks, West Midlands, B74 2ST.