“Sell in May, and come back on St. Ledger’s Day” – Good advice or sheer bunkum?

You’ve almost certainly have heard the phrase, but what’s the thinking behind it? We shed some light on this old City adage and take a look at whether, historically at least, the figures add up.

Source: Ned Davis Research, Ibbotson Associates

This interview, recorded on 22/5/17, is designed to give an insight into our investment managers views about investing at the current time. It does not represent advice. Individuals seeking advice should talk to one of our advisers to obtain advice relevant to their circumstances and needs. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. The value of investments may fall as well as rise.

McCarthy Taylor Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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Long term care planning & tax, an election manifesto special

We look at the Conservative’s manifesto proposal regarding social care funding, and what we can all realistically expect in the coming years. There’s been plenty of talk about “long term care planning” in recent times, however are there actually any specific & viable solutions available in the market place? Or would we perhaps all do better to focus on long term tax efficient investments? There’s also an odd quirk in the rules to be considered, and the appropriate use of trusts for larger estates.

This interview, recorded on 22/5/17, is designed to give an insight into our investment managers views about investing at the current time. It does not represent advice. Individuals seeking advice should talk to one of our advisers to obtain advice relevant to their circumstances and needs. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. The value of investments may fall as well as rise.

McCarthy Taylor Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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Successful Supply Chain Vendor Compliance

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Even the largest companies find managing vendors a daunting task. If you get it wrong then you risk inadvertently penalizing potentially valuable suppliers with misguided, overly bureaucratic or costly processes. Worse the burdens placed on the vendors backfires on the customer entity itself as the customer is subjected to the increased operational costs of managing the ramifications of the ill-conceived or poorly implemented requirement through the vendor community, driving up its own operational costs and increasing frustrations for all, straining the customer-vendor relationship. Effective compliance programs balance the requirements with the capabilities of their suppliers, striving to educate instead of just inform. A well-run program should help vendors self-implement and control costs, not force vendors to rely on constant communication and increase costs for all trading partners involved.


Successful Supply Chain Vendor Compliance explains the technical, process and cultural elements that go into a successful compliance program. Norman Katz exposes the weaknesses in traditional programs and identifies the characteristics of well-managed programs that foster beneficial trading partner relationships. He shows how a well-executed vendor compliance program can control and decrease costs by reducing disruptions throughout the supply chain, from the distribution center to the data center to the corporate office.


Competition is fierce, and the right vendor can help you define a business model, react quickly to changes, and differentiate between you and your competitors.

Paysafe Story | NewVoiceMedia

Paysafe is a fast-growing global payments company listed on the London Stock Exchange. The business is focused on building the next generation of payment platforms and technology capabilities to connect businesses and consumers globally with frictionless, borderless and empowering payment solutions. Its two digital wallet products, Skrill and NETELLER, needed a uniform service strategy to meet its consistently high standards and which continues to satisfy regulators such as the Financial Conduct Authority. With customers across five continents, Paysafe needs to provide a service in 20 different languages, seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

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