Why star investment managers aren’t always a safe bet

In the light of Neil Woodford’s fall from grace, Woody Allen’s quip that ‘A stockbroker is someone who invests your…

5 Mar 2020

Ground zero: Are negative interest rates the key to unlocking investment?

Some people are hoarding cash – but it won’t appeal to everyone

3 Oct 2019

Labour’s water nationalisation plans can only spell disaster

Labour’s plans to renationalise National Grid, revealed last week, show to what lengths Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell will go…

25 May 2019

Good as gold? Ethical investing is not the no-brainer it seems

The 1980 cult film The Blues Brothers focuses on Jake and Elwood’s quest to save their convent orphanage by raising…

2 Mar 2019

The freelance trap and how to avoid it

In Victor Hugo’s masterpiece Les Misérables, police inspector Javert pursues the hero, Jean Valjean, with a single-minded doggedness, immune to…

1 Dec 2018

Would you take a robot’s tip?

We are forever being told that artificial intelligence (AI) is coming to take our jobs. Is your financial advisor one…

3 Mar 2018