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Pitch at Palace

In November, I had the pleasure of being invited to Pitch@Palace. The entrepreneur competition, founded by HRH the Duke of York Prince Andrew, aims to support entrepreneurs by connecting them with potential supporters and investors. Founded in 2014, the competition has really gathered momentum and has spread to several other countries and continents, including Australia, China and UAE. 

Posted by Anna Sofat on 11 January 2018
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Lessons from this year’s series of The Apprentice

2017’s series of The Apprentice will be remembered for many reasons – not least of all the shock result of Lord Sugar deciding to invest in not one but two businesses – therefore gaining both James and Sarah as his ‘Apprentice’ business partners.

Posted by anna sofat on 11 January 2018
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Women and pensions. Part 3 – family matters

Since the government set out their plans to raise the State Pension age for women, bringing it in line with that of men by April 2018, the issue of women and pensions has been thrust into the spotlight. As this date gets ever closer, Addidi are taking an in depth look at pension planning for women in a three part series of articles.

Posted by Anna Sofat on 15 November 2017
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Women and pensions. Part 2 – tackling the divide

In this series of articles, we’re reporting on the issue of women and pensions. Last time, we looked at the State Pension; how the pension qualifying age for women is increasing, how this is set to affect women and what they can do about it.

Posted by Anna Sofat on 6 November 2017
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Women and pensions. Part 1 – the state of play

We’re often hearing that people aren’t making adequate provisions for retirement and there have long been concerns that relying on the State Pension simply won’t be sufficient to provide for most people.

Posted by Anna Sofat on 30 October 2017
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Financial planning lessons from the Millennial generation?

It may sound strange coming from a financial planner, but all too often we forget that money is only a part of being wealthy. 

Posted by anna sofat on 16 October 2017
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An education in funding school fees

When it comes to our childrens' education, it's only natural to want the very best. 

Posted by Anna Sofat on 14 August 2017
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Are you realistic about retirement?

Research shows most people are not saving enough for retirement. People need to face up to their financial circumstances and take action rather than bury head in sand

Posted by Anna Sofat on 19 July 2017
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Exit for Angel Investment Loco2

Addidi is delighted that one of its angel investments has had an exit. Members of Addidi Angels, the first female angel club in UK, were early investors in train travel booking website Loco2 which was sold at the start of July to Voyages-sncf.com.

Posted by on 10 July 2017
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Ethical investing - being the investor you want to be

Whilst ethical ways of producing products have been around for centuries, it is only in relatively recent history that they have really grown in popularity. Led by a growing awareness of the methods of consumerism and promoted via a number of high profile consumer campaigns, being ethical has never been more popular. In fact, the value of all ethical spending in the UK grew to £38 billion in 2015, making the sector worth almost double that of the tobacco industry (Source: Ethical Consumer[http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/researchhub/ukethicalmarket.aspx]).

Posted by anna sofat on 3 July 2017
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