Thanks to the digital publishing revolution, it has arguably never been easier to get into print. The result: a lot of surprise hits that might once have been overlooked — and a lot of trash.
Evangelos Assimakos, Investment Manager
The last seven years have perversely been a difficult time to be a discretionary fund manager (DFM). Following the 2008 financial crisis, the world’s major central banks stimulated the global economy by cutting rates to zero and printed money in the form of quantitative easing.
China has caused a lot of anxiety this year. Investors were shaken by the devaluation of the renminbi by the People’s Bank of China in August, which raised fears of a ‘hard landing’ for its economy and knock-on deflation for the rest of the world. Yet China is far from over as an investment theme.
At our second Conversations event in London, James Woudhuysen talked to our guests from the charities sector about how successful forecasting depends on the way that data is collected, analysed, presented and challenged.
We also received an exclusive interview with James afterwards. Videos of which can be viewed here.
When charities forecast their future - whether to support decisions on strategy, innovation or service delivery - they need to examine three kinds of data
By Julian Chillingworth, chief investment officer, Rathbones
Yesterday’s Autumn Statement saw the Chancellor pull off a remarkable, career-reviving sleight of hand.
The support of donors is important for charities but what about that of the team behind the charity?
Both the UK and India have much to gain from reviving their affiliation during PM Narendra Modi’s visit.