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.
It is easy for each generation to believe the difficulties they face are the hardest.
Why would an investment manager support a bid to build the fastest human-powered vehicle? With the ARION2 team gearing up to take part in the World Human Powered Speed Challenge 2016, it seems a good time to explain why we love this project and are proud to be its principal sponsor.
1) We’re excited by new ideas and creative thinking
US stock markets have had a mixed year so far, following the Federal Reserve’s decision in December to raise interest rates for the first time since 2006. Renewed fears about the fall in oil prices and the effect of the slowdown in Chinese GDP growth on the world economy led to a 12% fall in the S&P 500 between late December and mid-February. Since then, US equities have recovered steadily and the S&P 500 reached a new peak in early July.
In 2015, Ken Buckley from the Rathbones-sponsored team broke the British record reaching 75.03mph. The team are now setting their sights on the world record in Nevada this September and Rathbones is proud to be supporting them once again in their endeavour.
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