06 July 2012
So why does Investment Week go to so much time and expense to organise a big bash at the Royal Albert Hall and dish out gongs to fund managers?
30 January 2012
What the hell is ‘caring capitalism’? Apparently it is something to do with John Lewis and bankers’ bonuses.
09 June 2011
If you suddenly inherited £30,000,would you invest it in a pension that was tax efficient, put it in an ISA for you and your partner and the balance away for the kids, or get a hair transplant à la Wayne Rooney?
05 July 2010
“Ever get the feeling you’ve been conned?”
26 April 2010
Do you ever get the feeling this industry needs a kick up the backside? Yes? Well so do I, because for an industry that talks about being ‘customer’-focused, it is anything but in general terms.
29 March 2010
Integrity is a much-used word in this industry.
15 March 2010
“I am making £28.50 from every £1 – this scheme has 50,000 people in it.”
04 March 2010
UK Equity income investors face high concentrations of risk, with just 10 companies paying 60% of all dividend income according to a recent statement.
01 March 2010
‘China via Bolton’. Congratulations to Fidelity for coming up with the wittiest headline for a while on an advert for a new fund launch.
15 February 2010
Philip Hardy & Nick Shenton from the Polar Capital UK Absolute Returns Fund talk to Lawrence Gosling about their investment style and their predictions for 2010.
15 February 2010
“I give this portion of my estate as a thank-offering in the firm conviction that never again shall we have a chance of giving our country that form of help which is so vital at the present time” – Stanley Baldwin, first secretary to the Treasury, 1923.
05 February 2010
Much is always made by asset management groups about the structure of their companies or the remuneration of the fund managers being ‘aligned’ with their investors and shareholders.
01 February 2010
There is a fit and proper test in football for anyone who wants to buy a football club, which is a joke, and, judging by recent conversations I have been having, the equivalent expression for our industry is sounding like an equal joke in some cases.
29 January 2010
Fifteen years ago I did not look like this and I did not have this column – I was far too shy to have a picture of myself in the first issue – or in fact any issue until a few years ago. How times change.
25 January 2010
I have got to say I could not give a flake who owns Cadbury.
Foreign exchange markets are at a significant juncture, with currency misalignment likely to increase in the second quarter, writes Neil Staines, head of FX trading at The ECU Group.
Alain Defise, investment manager at Pictet Asset Management, argues emerging market corporate bonds offer a way to tap into the ‘dynamism’ of the developing world, while shielding investors from the volatility associated with emerging currencies and stocks.
Returns from European high yield are low, leading many investors to look elsewhere. But technical support is still in place and the outlook is sanguine, says Alliance Trust investment's Kenny Watson.
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