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Young Interior Designers Bring Life To Interior Design

Young interior designers bring much in the way of authenticity and innovative trends when it comes to the world of interior design. The youthful spirit pervades innovations in this field. There are a number of ways in which young designers are bringing new ideas to the table.

We will discuss some of these in detail below.

Farm Themes.

Another young trend in interior design is the farm theme. This theme features farm-themed items like farm print wallpaper and pillows embroidered with images of farm animals. Another common feature of this theme is the usage of a barn door for accent decoration.

The farm theme features pastel colors and rustic colors, as well. Flower arrangements are used in this theme, too. There is ample usage of pastels, specifically in window draperies. You can find this theme in the interior design projects of many young designers.

Cottage Core.

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Editor’s Column: Time to kick the gloom into touch

 

So are 4,000 regulated firms really going to collapse this year as the FCA has warned this week could happen?

The short answer is probably not although the FCA’s warning should be taken seriously.

There’s no doubt that while Financial Planning has done remarkably well since lockdown that’s not a universal experience and many financial services firms are suffering to varying degrees.

Many regulated firms have been hit. Indeed few of the companies we cover have reported anything but a bumpy ride over the past nine months. Where I disagree with the FCA is the suggestion that thousands of firms could fail this year because they probably won’t.

According to the FCA’s Coronavirus Financial Resilience Surveys published this week 59% of regulated firms have seen their income hit during the pandemic with some of these seeing income drop by a quarter.

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The FCA’s survey suggested that 4,000 firms 

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How Younger Workers Can Mentor Older Ones And Move Companies Forward

by Rod Robertson, Managing Partner of Briggs Capital and author of “Winning at Entrepreneurship: Insiders’ Tips on Buying, Building, and Selling Your Own Business

Mentoring usually refers to a manager, executive, or experienced employee guiding a younger person in the workplace, helping them acquire knowledge and new skills that foster professional growth.

But with the expanding role of technology in today’s rapidly evolving business climate, a role reversal sometimes takes place – reverse mentorship. That is, older employees are paired with younger ones who teach them about technology – a strong suit for millennials and Gen Z workers, generations who grew up with technology.

Reverse mentoring can be a plus for businesses in bridging generation gaps and knowledge gaps, and also a lifeline for older workers who otherwise might get phased out. The older people better pay attention to these young people and find a mentor so they … Read the rest

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Mattioli Woods client assets reach £10bn

Wealth manager, pensions and employee benefits firm Mattioli Woods’s total client assets have hit a milestone £10bn, according to its most recent trading update.

Gross discretionary assets under management hit £2.9bn.

The trading update was issued in advance of its interim results for the six months ended 30 November 2020, due to be announced on 9 February 2021.

The firm said it is in a strong financial position with £18m of cash at the end of the period.

During the period, Mattioli Woods completed its £25m takeover of private client firm Hurley Partners. It has acquired a number of wealth managers, Financial Planners and pension firms in recent years.

The trading update said Hurley Partners is integrating and performing well.

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Ian Mattioli MBE, chief executive of Mattioli Woods, said: “The first six months of this financial year saw a continuation of the economic and political uncertainty that was

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Why A Vaccine For COVID-19 Won’t Restore Small Businesses Overnight

by Terry Monroe, founder and president of American Business Brokers & Advisors (ABBA) and author of “Hidden Wealth: The Secret To Getting Top Dollar For Your Business

The vaccine for the COVID-19 virus recently began shipment. The Wall Street Journal states it will take until sometime in March of 2021 to vaccinate the first 100 million individuals with the highest priority of getting the vaccine. That would leave well over  200 million Americans still in need of the vaccine as we head into spring.

The stock market is doing very well as it hovers around 30,000 – an unbelievable achievement never seen before, even though millions of people have lost their jobs and people continue to lose their jobs on a daily basis. The stock market is based on the theory of expectation, and what it is telling us is that with a vaccine, the economy will Read the rest

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Newton hires Aviva Investor’s ex-CEO as new head

Newton Investment Management, part of BNY Mellon Investment Management, has appointed former Aviva Investors CEO Euan Munro as its new chief executive.

The appointment is subject to Financial Conduct Authority approval.

Mr Munro will join Newton in June and will report to Hanneke Smits, CEO of BNY Mellon Investment Management.

Earlier this week Aviva appointed insider Mark Versey as the new chief executive of its Aviva Investors division.

Prior to Aviva Investors Mr Munro was head of global multi-asset and fixed interest investing at Standard Life Investments. He joined SLI as an inflation-linked fund manager from Scottish Provident in 1995 and is a Fellow of the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries.

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Euan Munro, chief executive officer designate of Newton, said: “This is an exciting time to be joining Newton – a global asset manager full of talented people, high quality investment solutions and an incredibly strong heritage in

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Tips For Making 2021 The Year You Find Purpose (And Why It Matters)

by Katie Sandler

Having a sense of purpose in life is associated with a range of qualities, including being more successful and living a happier life. In fact, research published in the JAMA Network Open finds that having a strong sense of purpose in life leads to improvements in both physical and mental health, and it enhances one’s overall quality of life. If there’s one goal people set for the new year, it’s a good idea to make it finding their purpose.

There are so many great benefits of finding and living your life’s purpose. The problem is that many people are not quite sure how to do that. They feel lost in trying to discover what their purpose is. All of that can change this year.

This year, I’m recommending that people make it their top goal to discover what their purpose is and to live with purpose. Once … Read the rest

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Divorcing couples need pensions advice – survey

Divorce was the second biggest cause of a derailment of retirement plans according to the Great British Retirement Survey, but financial advice is often not taken during divorce proceedings.

The survey of 12,000 UK adults found that 11% of those who said their retirements had due to a ‘major life event’ cited the break-up of their marriage.

Among other big events causing retirement plans to go wrong were personal illness (24%) and death of a partner (8%).

Less than half (41%) of divorced respondents said they had discussed pensions when they got divorced, while 57% said they did not discuss pensions. Men (50%) were more likely to say they had discussed pensions than women (30%). Divorcing couples with children were also more likely to discuss pensions (45%).

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Investment platform Interactive Investor, who carried out the survey, said understanding the financial implications of a split may not be immediately

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Five Global Graphic Design Trends On The Rise In 2021

by Shayne Tilley, Head of Marketing at 99designs

As we round the corner on what’s been one of the most challenging years in history, many business owners and entrepreneurs are already planning for a brighter future in 2021 with brand makeovers or even new product launches on the horizon. 

Whether you’re looking for creative inspiration for a new brand or thinking of ways to freshen and modernize an existing business, being aware of emerging trends is a good place to start. While you may not always need to be on the cutting edge of design, an outdated look and feel can send the wrong message to prospective customers and in some cases even cost you a sale. 

Here are five of the most creative and inspiring design trends set to shape 2021, as predicted by the global community of freelance graphic designers working on 99designs: 

1. Retro Futurism.

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Aviva Investors appoints insider as new CEO

Aviva has appointed Mark Versey as the new chief executive of its Aviva Investors division.

Mr Versey will replace Euan Munro who is leaving for a new role outside the group after seven years as CEO.

Mr Versey is currently chief investments officer, real assets, at Aviva Investors. He will take up his new CEO role with immediate effect.

In his new role he joins the Aviva group executive committee and will report to new Aviva group CEO Amanda Blanc.

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Mr Versey joined Aviva Investors in 2014 and has helped build the £47 billion real assets business which includes infrastructure, real estate and private debt markets.

He is a member of the Investment Committee of the Investment Association and chairs its Sustainability and Responsible Investment Committee. He was previously chief investment officer at Friends Life Group and chief investment Officer of AXA UK. He is a Fellow of

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