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May 27, 2013

Given all the fuss in the media about problems in southern Europe, you would have thought the entire region was about to go pop. 

Given all the fuss in the media about problems in southern Europe, you would have thought the entire region was about to go pop.

May 13, 2013

The world has learned to love its central bankers, now their “Invisible Touch” is giving an unprecedented boost to market sentiment.

“She’s got something you just can’t trust
It’s something mysterious
And now it seems I’m falling, falling for her.”

- Genesis

The world has learned to love its central bankers, now their “Invisible Touch” is giving an unprecedented boost to market sentiment.

In a recent note, Tom Becket, chief investment officer at Psigma Investment Management said second-guessing their intentions had become key to asset allocation.

May 9, 2013

Dr John Coors, fourth-gen chief executive of ceramics company CoorsTek and a member of the Coors brewing dynasty, is behind the launch of an investment group targeting Africa that plans a new approach to investing in the continent.

Dr John Coors, fourth-gen chief executive of ceramics company CoorsTek and a member of the Coors brewing dynasty, is behind the launch of an investment group targeting Africa that plans a new approach to investing in the continent.

April 8, 2013

Ask Geoffroy Dedieu how family offices should invest and you’re likely to get a long and passionate response. Dedieu, who heads the UK-based family office of one of Nigeria’s wealthiest individuals, Theophilus Danjuma, reckons not just family offices, but all investors should invest directly in underlying assets when they can.

Ask Geoffroy Dedieu how family offices should invest and you’re likely to get a long and passionate response. Dedieu, who heads the UK-based family office of one of Nigeria’s wealthiest individuals, Theophilus Danjuma, reckons not just family offices, but all investors should invest directly in underlying assets when they can.

April 1, 2013

After upheavals in the family fortune, Murray Capital, a Scottish family office, is using the direct approach to ensure a lasting legacy for future generations.

David Murray wants to make sure future generations of the Murray family are left a legacy. So he’s ensuring a large part of the family fortune is being invested in businesses with long-term prospects. As he would no doubt agree, earnings from traditional manufacturing companies with strong cash flows, much of it earned in international markets, are a good way of guaranteeing that legacy.

March 14, 2013

Global equity markets might have rallied at the beginning of 2013, but there is still plenty of uncertainty about the health of the world economy.

Global equity markets might have rallied at the beginning of 2013, but there is still plenty of uncertainty about the health of the world economy.

Equity markets and risk appetite have come back to life so emphatically in recent months that it’s fair to ask if we are moving into a “post-crisis era”. Is this the true beginning of recovery, not just of our battered economies but also of our investment returns? Can they regain the heights enjoyed before all the trouble started?

February 25, 2013

Equity purchases made under duress produce a joyless stock market rally, where people are desperate to preserve their wealth, rather than cheer on recovery.

Six years ago, Zimbabwean shares were enjoying one of the greatest rallies the world has ever seen.

In the year to April 2007, the local stock market was up 12,000% as investors rushed to invest.

President Robert Mugabe was leading the country towards bankruptcy, after letting his war veterans seize farms owned by white farmers. Agriculture was in a state of collapse. Roads were crumbling. The rate of unemployment was 80%. Industry was bankrupt. Yet stocks defied reality.

February 18, 2013

As a long-term investment, renewable energy should appeal to families. Despite gloomy reports, there are still great opportunities.

For investors eyeing clean energy, these can feel like nerve-wracking times. The headlines are daunting – solar panel prices plummeting, a steep drop in funds going into renewable energy and the high-profile failure in the US of solar company Solyndra.

January 16, 2013

Wealthy investors in the US are once again warming up to equities, following a long-lasting love affair with bonds.

Wealthy investors in the US are once again warming up to equities, following a long-lasting love affair with bonds.

According to research by consultants Spectrem Group, 71% of ultra-high net worth individuals plan to invest in equities this year, up from 52% two years ago. It follows a strong rally of equity markets in 2012.

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