Chancellor George Osborne is delaying the sale of the Government’s £2bn remaining stake in Lloyds Banking Group. Osborne says the recent disruption in the financial markets and slow economic growth are behind the delay. He says “now is not the right time” for any sale and the Government is waiting for a more stable economic […]
We all moan about the FCA, the Financial Ombudsman Service and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. But in reality the problems of regulation, high costs and all, are symptoms. The root causes are economics, the law of the land and politics. I have always been grateful for the fact that, as a teenager, I could […]
An influential committee of MPs is to investigate why the FCA dropped a report into banking culture. The Treasury committee has summoned FCA chairman John Griffith-Jones and acting chief executive Tracey McDermott to justify the decision. At the time of dropping the probe, the FCA said it would instead work with individual banks on improving […]
The era of loose monetary policy created an environment that rewarded passive investors in the US. However, with the US raising interest rates for the first time since 2006, Felix Wintle explains why he believes active investing will be more important than ever. In the video Felix discusses: The rising cost of capital and its […]
Matt Shafer, Head of International Distribution, discusses the firm’s philosophy around Durable Portfolio Construction, particularly the importance of putting risk first, thinking about better ways to use traditional asset classes and how to position alternatives in portfolios.
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