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At Tillit we are big believers in learning and broadening our horizons. We also think that there is too much noise in the world of stock markets and investing today. Our focus is on the long-term and that is reflected in our various Insight articles, from opinion pieces to interviews and beginners’ guides, and even our market updates only come out quarterly.

Basics - Asset allocation | Styles & themes

Property funds: Safe as houses?

By Faith Archer

Investors wishing to profit from property prices and rental yields don’t have to buy a house, when they can invest in property funds instead. Rather than heading to an estate agent, try an investment platform. You can snap up a stake in a property fund with much less money and hassle than buying a building.

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Basics - Asset allocation | Styles & themes

Make your money travel: Explore developed, emerging & frontier markets

By Danielle Levy

Diversification can sound pretty dreary, but one way to achieve it is to let your investment portfolio travel the world (ok, only metaphorically). By spreading your eggs across different geographical baskets, you can minimise overall portfolio risk at the same time as gaining access to a range of opportunities, including some niche and exciting ones. Some countries can be accessed directly, while others tend to come in a set. This is our introduction to regional investing.

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Basics - Asset allocation

Multi-asset funds: The ready meal approach to investing

By Faith Archer

Multi-asset funds do exactly what they say on the tin: they contain a combination of different assets. Someone else picks the assets so that you don’t have to, serving up diversification on a plate.

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Basics - Asset allocation | Styles & themes

What’s so special about specialist funds?

By Anna Fedorova

Once you’ve decided on an asset allocation strategy that suits your plans and expectations, it is time to get more granular within each asset class. There are a number of ways to do this, for example last week, we wrote an introductory piece on Growth versus Value style investing. Another way to mix up your portfolio is to invest in specialist funds to express a particular view on the future direction of markets.

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Basics - Asset allocation

How to plan your asset allocation: Q&A with an expert

By Anna Fedorova

Choosing your asset allocation is one of the key decisions you make as an investor. Whether you want to go all in on equities or mix them up with some bonds and perhaps some property or alternatives is up to you. But we asked an expert, Gavin Haynes of Fairview Investing with decades of investment experience under his belt, to share his thoughts and advice.

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