In light of Trustees Week, (7-16 November) Helena Wilkinson of Price Bailey shares some practical hints for trustees, to ensure that they really are fulfilling their duties.
In an age where opinion is so freely available, it’s a pleasure to listen to experts. Sir Christopher Meyer, British ambassador to the US from 1997 to 2003, gave our guests a fascinating insight to the government’s options following Brexit and to the US presidential elections.
One of the most overlooked risks for financial markets over the next decade is the potential for the US to impose tariffs on imports. This risk is greatest if Donald Trump wins on 8 November. Yet our analysis suggests conditions are ripe for protectionism to have broader popular appeal: less extreme politicians than Mr Trump could use it to secure votes.
The period since the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU) reminds us of the Phoney War. Although we have a new prime minister, little has changed, other than sterling’s precipitous decline.
Financial and political chaos were widely predicted if the UK voted for ‘Brexit’, yet all is calm. While we remain unconcerned about the risk of a meaningful economic contraction in the short term, there are several risks to the UK and global economies.
Few would dispute that a grounding in economics is a vital weapon in any professional investor’s arsenal, but evidence increasingly suggests an understanding of psychology could be just as or even more important. Recent financial events reveal repeated patterns of irrationality, inconsistency and incompetence in human decision-making.
Hockey in Jersey is celebrating the start of a new season and the beginning of new chapter for the sport on the island with Rathbones playing a key role.
After the success of Team GB’s gold-winning women, membership numbers are booming. There are now almost 600 active players across all levels and increased competition for places will in turn help the elite teams enjoy further success.
A team from the University of Liverpool has broken both the men’s and women’s British land speed records for a human-powered vehicle with their patented aerodynamic recumbent bike, ARION2.
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?