Whilst we were all eagerly hoping to get a new polymer £5 note in our change from the supermarket a couple of weeks ago, another currency was also also making a 'first' appearance of sorts: the Chinese yuan was added to the global reserve basket.
In this week's edition of the podcast, labour economist and former Bank of England MPC member, David "Danny" Blanchflower discusses why we appear to be in a period of 'stuckflation' and what can be done to get the global economy out of it.
Hermes Investment Management group chief economist, Neil Williams discusses everything from why macro is likely to remain king to the increasing ill-effects of the QE splint.
I’ve always seen the word ‘contrarian’ as going against popular opinion but when I invest I’m simply looking at some of the other characteristics of a stock that others might ignore.
The jury is still out on whether the Big Bang deregulation of the UK’s financial services industry in the 1980s was a good thing or not. Some say it sowed the seeds of the Great Financial Crisis; others claim that it freed capital to flow to where it naturally should.
In a world where people are comfortable using their smartphone for everything from online banking to booking a holiday, asset managers – both large and small – can no longer afford to ignore the possibilities of digital technology.
UK equities have shocked many with their resilience this year, particularly since the Brexit vote, but that does not mean all funds within the UK All Companies sector have delivered the goods
With children now back at school and pubs starting to put up the Christmas decorations (I kid you not), the summer holidays already seem like a long time ago and the constant cries of 'are we nearly there yet' - only to have the little darlings fall asleep 20 minutes before you finally reach the destination - a distant memory.
In the first in a series of three, Julie Littlechild, founder of Absolute Engagement, explores the importance of advisers and clients working together to enhance customer engagement.
The Brexit conversations rumble on. What is the impact on the UK? Or the rest of the EU? This debate has been raging pretty much non-stop since the referendum campaign started and it will remain a live issue until the terms of the UK’s exit have been thrashed out and agreed.
Imagine a helicopter flying overhead, spilling thousand-dollar bills all over your backyard. That’s the visual that comes to mind when I read about “helicopter money”, a proposed alternative to quantitative easing (QE).
A perceived recovery in value stocks this year offers pause for thought in the face of the consensus cautious positioning of wealth managers
1988. Until Monday morning, when I woke up to the news that Adam Peaty had won in Rio, 1988 was the last time a British swimmer had won a gold medal.
India’s rise in recent years to become the world’s fastest-growing large economy means that the following may come as a surprise to investors who aren’t familiar with the country: the weather has a profound effect on India’s economy, in numerous ways.
Since the financial crisis in 2008, the UK wealth management industry continues to evolve rapidly and that includes becoming more highly digitised.
Delivering a successful defensive investment return profile requires a bottom-up security selection strategy and solid understanding of how individual holdings perform in different market conditions.
At a roundtable in Edinburgh, Portfolio Adviser quizzed five leading wealth managers on everything from the issues that keep them awake at night to where they identify opportunity and value.
Despite its critics, the fixed income opportunity set has grown significantly since the financial crisis and is likely to continue to play a vital role in any multi-asset portfolio
Whilst we've all been focused on Murry vs Raonic, May vs Leadsom, Hamilton vs Rosberg and Corbyn vs Eagle, something quite exciting happened in Japan this weekend: Shinzo Abe won a sweeping victory in Japan's upper house elections and now holds a 'supermajority' that supports a constitutional revision.
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