Will the Chancellor squeeze VCTs?

Wealthy investors have a particular reason to keep an anxious eye open for Philip Hammond’s autumn Budget on 22 November.…

4 Nov 2017
A senior Oxbridge academic can look forward to a gold-plated, index-linked pension

Golden groves of academe

Students, here is your starter for ten. What is the current funding deficit of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), the…

30 Sep 2017
Rich pickings: successes such as Fever-Tree are fertile ground for Hargreave

Maximise your winners

Giles Hargreave has been one of the UK’s top small-cap fund managers for more than 20 years, but his stock-market…

27 May 2017
Weaker yen, stronger companies: Japan could be the trade of the decade

Making the case for Japan

The best investment decisions are almost always those that feel most uncomfortable at the time they are made. George Soros…

4 Mar 2017

Skin in the game

Terry Smith is in the news again. Not for being a Brexiteer — though he’s been committed to that cause…

26 Nov 2016
Fashion is fickle: but Asos has been a long-term hold for Hargreave Hale

Aiming high

Aim — originally the Alternative Investment Market — is a curious entity that understandably excites conflicting responses. Since its launch…

21 May 2016

‘Claptrap on both sides’

Is there a genuinely independent go-to guide for anyone who cares about the future of the UK economy but isn’t…

5 Mar 2016

The robots are coming — and they want to make you rich

In a world where we’re heading for driverless cars, drones that deliver groceries to your back garden and smartphones that…

14 Nov 2015

The minimalist optimist

When you put your money into an actively managed investment fund, it’s as well to remember that you are putting…

3 Oct 2015

The self-confessed optimist

Interviewing James Anderson is a lot more refreshing than grilling your average fund manager, as befits a man who runs…

23 May 2015
Neil Woodford

Interview: ‘The world is a very difficult place’

It’s quite rare to come across successful professionals lobbing grenades at the industry that has brought them fame and fortune.…

7 Mar 2015
Stout: ‘Let the banks go bust and start again’

Interview: Economic vandalism

As both P.G. Wodehouse and the recent referendum reminded us, it is never difficult to distinguish between a Scotsman with…

8 Nov 2014