The deaths earlier this year of rock legends David Bowie, Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister and Glenn Frey sparked renewed interest in pop culture and its long-term investment attractions. Does the guitar market offer the ultimate and most enduring value for would-be buyers of music memorabilia?
Globalisation is a highly contentious issue with many advocates and detractors. Nonetheless, throughout history, free trade has generally been good for prosperity, whereas periods of protectionism, such as those of the Corn Laws and Great Depression, have not.
To take responsibility for unavoidable carbon emissions, we have purchased annual carbon credits since 2011. In 2016, we purchased 2,814 tonnes of carbon credits to offset our emissions for the year. These funds are invested in high quality emission reduction projects which also offer tangible community benefits.
In an age of quantitative easing, negative interest rates, low oil prices and limited spending, many investors could be forgiven for finding the global economy increasingly difficult to understand. We look at some of the driving forces and consider how best to respond to a frequently puzzling picture.
Financial planning is sometimes viewed as convoluted, with its complicated rules and ever-changing legislation and tax rates. There are, however, some simple steps that most individuals can take to organise their financial affairs more efficiently, as well as ’future-proofing’ against legislative and fiscal changes.
It is wise to be aware of the fast-changing ISA landscape and how it is transforming the way we save for and spend in retirement. Most of the innovations in the sector are to be welcomed, but are some of the more recent too far removed from the simplicity that made their predecessors so attractive?
As Rio 2016 is in full swing, we reflect on the legacy created from London 2012.
There’s just a month to go before the University of Liverpool’s ARION2 team, supported by Rathbones as principal sponsor, attempts to break the land speed record for human-powered vehicles at Battle Mountain, Nevada.