A small-time war at the southern tip of the Middle East has spilled over into one of the world’s most important oil producers. Our chief investment officer Julian Chillingworth explains how it flared up and where the flames might be headed.
Put crudely, the job of an active investor is to buy low and sell high. Identifying companies and markets that are ‘cheap’ (attractive) and ‘expensive’ (to be avoided) is commonly done using PE ratios, the price divided by the underlying annual earnings for that company or market. But in all but a few specific situations, when it comes to choosing one investment over another, it’s often more hindrance than help, especially over shorter time periods.
When the pace of economic growth begins to slow and the outlook becomes more gloomy, it makes sense for investors to start shifting their equity investments away from cyclical sectors and towards defensive ones, even if you don’t think a recession is necessarily likely to ensue.
Action and adventure abounded in the summer holidays and it wasn’t all between the covers of a Robert Louis Stevenson novel. Our chief investment officer Julian Chillingworth takes stock.
Andrew Dunn, founder of Scott Dunn, joined us to share how he developed his passion for skiing into a luxury tour operator employing over 300 people.
The world’s most famous doll made her debut at a time when the fight for women’s rights was gaining renewed momentum. She was intended to inspire young girls to believe that they could “be anything”, yet during her 60 years as a cultural icon she has attracted as much criticism as she has praise. Has Barbie helped or hindered the fight for gender equality?
As a nation, we are living longer than ever. This is a cause for celebration, but it also means planning ahead for care in later life has never been more important.
Rathbones is delighted to be a partner of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, whose latest strategy, Rewild Our World, represents an ambitious commitment to getting nature back on track in the face of “a planet under pressure”