Update from Harvest

We in Harvest are keenly aware that many within our client community are struggling to cope with the pandemic challenge that besets the world today. We  offer our deepest sympathies to those of you who have lost loved ones. We give our absolute assurance that we will do our utmost to ensure that your financial issues are taken care of at this time.

We are all a little more mortal today than we felt just a short few months ago. Many of us are reconsidering our future plans, with some envisaging a somewhat later retirement than previously intended, whilst others are forced to reimagine whole careers. Irrespective of whatever financial future you are facing, you can rest assured that we will be there to help you to continue to secure the financial future of you and your families.

We are currently running Harvest remotely and I have been hugely impressed by our team’s ability to adjust to this challenge. Naturally, there were some initial hiccups and, unfortunately there have been some delays, during this period of adjustment.  However, going forward we have great confidence in our ability to meet your expectations,  in an efficient and timely manner. We are continuing to invest in new systems that will further enhance our service to you by, amongst other things, automating some of the burdensome paperwork required in this highly regulated environment.

In terms of investment markets, despite the unrelenting gloom fanned by media reports, world markets have performed beyond expectations. Over time it may prove that these markets are being overly optimistic, however, for those with a five year plus investment horizon, there may be buying opportunities as the markets experience further price corrections.

One way or another, whatever your situation is today, the need for solid, reliable financial advice has never been greater, so please feel free to contact us. Hopefully we can help you negotiate your path through this ‘new reality’.

Finally, we would like to thank you all for your continued support. You can rest assured that we will do everything in our power to live up to, and go beyond your expectations.

Gerry Devitt