About us

“Being the difference you wish to see.”

This website, we hope, is unusual.

It has not been created to sell a product and it’s not going to promote a service. Indeed we can assure you it’s not for profit.

The sole purpose of “Shining Lights” is to provide varied sources of quality information and analysis on the subjects of managing finances and investing money.

It is inspired by a simple idea but an idea which can create profound change.

“Being the difference you wish to see.”

The core contributors to the site work in the investment industry, our days are spent reading and analysing investment philosophy, ideas and opportunities and so we know first-hand how complicated and confusing the task can be.

Most of what we read has vested interest attached; the financial press (TV and print) is reactive and often hysterical and the marketing machines of investment houses and investment solution providers highlight selective self-serving information and use the emotional biases of investors to their benefit.

We know that virtually all predictions are only guesses, that the vast majority of ‘can’t fail’ solutions actually do and we also know that just because something has been successful does not mean it will continue to be so.

Successful investing is hard work and requires even the more learned to accept that it is a process, necessitating constant study.

So we offer no neatly packaged solutions here.

What we will offer, to the best of our ability, is access to unbiased information on how to plan finances effectively, explanations of the philosophies and practices of the greatest investors and analysis of individual investment markets and funds.

We want people to succeed and we want to make available information and explanations that make this more likely. We want to make a small but positive difference.

Please note...

Shininglights.co.uk is not regulated by the FCA. The information is purely a guide and it is the responsibility of the investor to carry out their own research before making any final decisions. We will ensure that the information is as accurate as possible but we cannot be held accountable for any errors or omissions. No products are sold on this site, nor do we endorse any particular product or investment.

Where there are links to third party sites this is not an endorsement of that site, and we cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of the information on that site.

Where there is reference to performance you should note that past performance is purely a guide and investments can fall as well as rise.

The information on the site belongs to shininglights.co.uk and cannot be replicated or copied without our permission.