Election Update – Brexit or Scotexit – Oui au Non?

8 May 2015 in News

The best Conservative election victory in 20 years brings a Tory majority for the next UK Parliament but casts doubt over our continued membership of the European Union. Less obviously it may also reopen the Scottish question, making the future of the Union less certain…

Keynotes April 2015

17 April 2015 in News

Let’s Play Hunt the Straw! Increased volatility and massive gains on the S&P500, the USA’s main share index, coupled with concerns raised by the IMF (International Monetary Fund) this week, that bond markets are also over heating, in particular high yield bonds, mean we need…

Keynotes Winter 1997 – Ken Clarke’s Magic Budget – Now You See It, Now You Don’t!

18 March 2015 in News

we thought you would like to see the second ever Keynotes produced back during the winter of 1996/97. The two page newsletter examined the last budget of the Conservative Government under John Major and challenged the common misperception of the previous eighteen years of Tory rule as an era of low taxation. It is worth the effort to read, despite the poor quality,

Keynotes March 11 2015

11 March 2015 in News

The top of the World? Global Shares – A Good Time to Invest?   A picture tells a thousand words, or so we are told. The MSCI World Index, which is the composite index representing the shares of companies listed globally since 1969, paints a…

Keynotes – February 2015

10 February 2015 in News

Anti-Austerity – Political Choice or Economic Disaster? Greece, the ancient cradle of world knowledge, culture, intellectual understanding, philosophy, mathematics, science and politics, has often been the starting point of ideas that have spread to the rest of civilisation. The word ‘politics’ comes from the Greek…

Keynotes – January 2015

10 February 2015 in News

Greece, Oil and Europe: A Recipe for a Messy Ending? The short answer is probably not. But please don’t let this stop you reading on, because as usual the reality is likely to be far less straightforward. Over the last few weeks the price of…

Chris Welsford makes Keynote Speech at Sustainable Investment Conference

30 November 2014 in News

Chris Welsford has presented the Keynote speech to fund managers and advisers at this year’s Investment Week Sustainable Investment Conference in London last Friday.

Chris’s presentation looked at the apparent mismatch between investor requirements and what they are offered by the Socially Responsible Investment funds industry. The presentation drew on research carried out by Tridos Bank and Mining Watch Canada.