You might have read or heard about it: ‘blockchain’ is the financial disruption buzzword of the moment.
On Wednesday I was speaking at a conference in London explaining that – with political risk and uncertainty here to stay – active management was needed now more than ever. Right on cue, the Labour Party duly delivered its manifesto the next day.
Julian Chillingworth, Chief Investment Officer
Economists are a little jinxed right now. Whatever they say is likely to happen, the opposite has a funny way of showing up.
David Coombs, Head of multi-asset investments
Do you remember school days? To be fair, it’s been a while for me.
There was always somebody first with their hand up or the first with a ‘clever’ retort to the teacher. We used to call them smart alecs (or something similar). These were not compliments.
Like millions of others, I’ve been watching Broadchurch, anxiously waiting to see if Mark Lattimer has finally jumped off those iconic cliffs. Unlike millions of others, looking at that sheer drop in Dorset has begun to remind me of asset markets.
The 25-basis-point hike by the US Federal Reserve in March was almost a fait accompli after February’s nonfarm payrolls figure easily outpaced economists’ expectations.
A quick gamble on a flight out of Spain leads head of multi-asset investments David Coombs to ponder the paradox of taking risk off the table.
David Coombs, Head of multi-asset investments
Arriving at Heathrow T3 after a very chilled out conference in Vienna last week (-8°C), I soon found myself at the end of a mammoth, snaking queue at border control. Only six of the 15 automatic passport readers were operating and just one human was checking travel papers the old fashioned way.
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