It’s been a hot and sleepy summer punctuated by a few small scares, notes chief investment officer Julian Chillingworth. With a bit of luck, the trade-related worries should fade away over the rest of the year.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is infiltrating every area of modern life, from voice recognition devices like Alexa to driverless cars. And financial technology is not immune from the relentless march of AI either.
Tour de France glory for a Welshman gets head of multi-asset investments David Coombs pining for what could have been and also reminds him to be grateful for team players.
The government has got itself in another tangle over Brexit. Meanwhile, chief investment officer Julian Chillingworth investigates the strange dichotomy that’s driving an ascendant dollar.
Since its invention in 1907 by Belgium’s Leo Hendrik Baekeland, plastic has moulded our everyday lives. More than a century later, plastic fragments in our oceans have created one of the most serious environmental challenges facing the world today.
The English football team are a bunch of unlikely lads who did us all proud, but they have multi-asset assistant fund manager Will McIntosh-Whyte pondering exactly what it means to be a hero.
Strange behaviour and random events suggest it must be the silly season: David Coombs ponders why the Bank of England has turned hawkish again and whether a second referendum on Brexit might not be out of the question.
Italian politics rattled European bond markets in May and Italian debt markets still haven’t fully recovered their losses. Our chief investment officer, Julian Chillingworth, warns there could be more turmoil to come.