Smart phones, smart TVs, smart contracts, smart toasters. You put smart in front of a product and it sounds more exciting, sexy even. You definitely want one.
Welcome to the (not too distant) future
Developments in battery technology are driving the penetration of electric vehicles and adoption of alternative energy. Reliance on fossil fuels may be on the road to terminal decline, and there could be significant implications for everything from global politics to your daily life.
Legendary jazz singer Tony Bennett sang the great American song book at the Royal Albert Hall last week.
It’s fair to say the songs were a little slower than I remember and his range isn’t what it once was. But he is 90!
There has been a wave of investment in passive funds over the past few years, but I think the idea that active managers are being washed out is false.
Everybody knows one of those inveterate gamblers who’s always at the pub crowing about the latest long-shot bet that netted him a fortune. You never hear him mention all the punts that failed.
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.
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.
Have you heard of Generation Z? Last weekend, I spent eight hours with them at Insomnia58, at Birmingham’s NEC. I was accompanying my teenage son and feeling out of my depth. Ever turned up to an event featuring celebrities you weren’t even aware of? It’s like finding a universe you didn’t even know existed.