A jokey present from Christmas past comes back to haunt David Coombs, our head of multi-asset investments. As the nights lengthen, he spooks himself by pondering the meaning of ‘tech’.
The honeymoon for US tech giants may be over, but is it time to break up? Chief investment officer Julian Chillingworth discusses the intensifying antitrust scrutiny of America’s tech titans and how their future may rest on political machinations.
Our asset allocation strategy team considers whether the field of outperforming stocks is narrowing, and comes to an unexpected conclusion worth considering when advising your clients on investments.
Obliging people’s vanity is a good investment strategy argues multi-asset assistant fund manager Will McIntosh-Whyte. But beware of fickle fashion.
Like it or not, the influence of technology on our lives is growing fast – global connectedness and endless information are at our fingertips 24-7, and technology’s advance seems unstoppable. In the case of our financial wellbeing, do we ignore it at our peril?
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.
Throughout history, predictions of widespread technological unemployment have failed to come to fruition. Will fears about the latest wave of technology — robotics and artificial intelligence — be any different
You might have read or heard about it: ‘blockchain’ is the financial disruption buzzword of the moment.
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.