Martin Vander Weyer is business editor of The Spectator. He writes the weekly Any Other Business column.

Voices of experience

The investment philosophy of Spectator Money can be summarised in a few simple guidelines. First, take an active interest in…

26 Nov 2016

Simple rules for happy retirement

‘Financial policy chiefs clash over best way to fund retirement’, said a recent FT headline. Andrew Bailey, head of the…

1 Oct 2016

The legacy issue

Times of political change are also times to think about ‘legacy’. What will Barack Obama be remembered for: his nuclear…

21 May 2016

Radical uncertainties

We live in a time of disequilibrium and radical uncertainty. So says former Bank of England governor Mervyn King in…

5 Mar 2016

Asking the right questions

‘Forecasting is a mug’s game’ is a dictum often heard in the financial world, yet more often ignored. As our…

14 Nov 2015

Choices, perspectives and dreams

After pension rules were relaxed by George Osborne in April, savers were reported to be ‘cashing in their pension pots’…

3 Oct 2015

A season of new optimism

How long will the post-election rally last before the next round of market jitters kick in? Whether it’s ‘Grexit, Brexit,…

23 May 2015

Keep calm and stay focused

‘How are you?’ asked a health-obsessed friend of mine. ‘Fine,’ I said. ‘In fact, terrific.’ He stared into my eyes.…

7 Mar 2015

The smart investor’s guide

If you’re an active investor, you have thousands of market choices on which to test your skill and intuition. If…

8 Nov 2014
The Canaletto painting above is in London for the first time in 250 years as part of Royal River: Power, Pageantry & the Thames, an exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, curated by David Starkey (27 April-9 September)

Send her Victorious

‘We need a theme,’ said one of the ladies at our first town meeting to discuss how we should celebrate…

31 Mar 2012