The Big Migration?

With news that Goldman Sachs is planning to add ‘hundreds’ of staff to their regional offices and cities like Paris and Frankfurt making aggressive plays for London’s workforce, such concerns …

Brexit Pension Paralysis

The March 2016 Budget saw pro-EU George Osborne perform a dramatic U-turn on plans to reform pension tax relief due to fears of antagonizing backbench Tory MPs likely to vote …

Derailing The Debt Train

But the delights of high-speed travel are no longer available to everyone in China. Or more specifically, they are no longer available to those with debt problems. According to a …

The Asset Puzzle

Writing this only a few days after Donald Trump starts his presidential term, anyone following his unlikely rise to the top is waiting with bated breath to see what happens …

Risk Over Reward?

Despite the uncertain economic backdrop, coupled with a low-yield environment, some sectors have held up pretty well and investors remain on the lookout for growth at any price. The challenge …

Eastern Promise?

However, any great shift East could prove detrimental to established European jurisdictions. European finance centres are under pressure to improve their propositions as stringent European regulation pushes asset managers to …

Lisa Launch Delay?

One of ex-Chancellor George Osborne’s flagship savings schemes, the Lisa is set to launch in April 2017. But with providers calling for a one year delay as they seek clarification …

Brexit Bounce-Back?

Luxembourg, Paris, Frankfurt, Dublin, Malta … all fund jurisdictions hoping to benefit from the UK’s vote to leave the EU. But while industry insiders in these countries may be rubbing …

Bumbling Along

Optimists have a tendency to hail the notion of boundlessness as well as the absence of limits. Unfortunately in reality, constraints and limits do exist – sometimes this is good …

Geiger Counter-Fear

There are two broad themes impacting investors globally at present; hysteresis and uncertainty. Arguably there is a third background theme of financial repression, but if we focus on the two …

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