This blog has previously noted that no high ranking financial executives have been prosecuted for behaviour that helped precipitate the 2008 credit crisis. But on a different note, Dominique Strauss-Kahn could not exploit his status to avoid arrest in Manhattan - even though he was already widely expected to become the next French president.
Slowly the wheel has turned, and many IFAs now seem ready to build a bit more scale on top of the solid foundations they have carefully built
Asking simple questions often provides a useful means of highlighting how perceptions can differ from reality.
The basis of the Economic Advantage investment process is that the best share price returns come from companies with a (hidden) competitive advantage stemming from one of three distinct intangible asset strengths: intellectual property, strong distribution and high levels of recurring revenue.
The global economy is further down the recovery road than people think, says Schroders’ Marcus Brookes, who is already prepared for the aftermath. He speaks to Philip Scott
The strength of government bond markets has surprised many this year.
As it approaches its next phase of thematic review, the FCA has discovered that many firms’ approach to disclosure was “going into a restaurant and being asked to order without being allowed to see the menu or the price list”.
Many old guard technology companies’ buybacks are “fake” and channelling money to employees at the expense of shareholders, Lombard Odier Funds Technology co-manager Bolko Hohaus says.
Ben Lofthouse has added mainly to Chinese equities following signs of reforms in the country’s state owned enterprises.
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Hooked on investment at 13, the Artemis Global Income fund manager revels in the competitiveness of the ‘game’
”We are now five years-plus post-Lehman and a lot of people are already forgetting the lessons”