Through advances in battery storage technology, we are on the cusp of major changes for electric vehicles and alternative energy. These are likely to be disruptive to utilities — with the ability for homes to go ‘off grid’ — and car manufacturers. Less reliance on fossil fuel consumption could have significant geopolitical implications.
Blockchain offers an alternative to many record-based transactions, from money transfers and asset custody to ‘know your client’ checks, healthcare records and music downloading. It would release huge cost savings and create additional value, but could negatively impact employment levels. Otherwise, transaction times are likely to be reduced.
Early last year, investors were preoccupied with fears about the pace of China's economic slowdown and the threat of deflation. Just 12 months later, and almost 10 years since the start of the financial crisis, a global economic upturn appears to be under way across the US, Europe, Asia and most large developing countries.
The Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse Home Internationals will be an exciting weekend of lacrosse and one of the last chances for the home nation teams to test their mettle before the upcoming FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in July.
Stock markets continue to take an optimistic view of the risks to future earnings, but we remain gently cautious and note that there are plenty of reasons not to be complacent.
Three British sporting greats visited our new London head office recently to discuss the growth of women's sport, inspiring the next generation and the importance of hosting world competitions in the UK.
The probability of a hard Brexit is very much higher now than it was immediately after the referendum, despite a rumoured eleventh hour softening of May's tone ahead of Wednesday's invocation of Article 50.
The 2017 Rathbones National Schools Lacrosse Championship (RNSLC) once again produced another great festival of lacrosse at Surrey Sports Park. More than 3500 girls competed over four days of competition in what is the flagship schools event in the lacrosse calendar.