PROSPECTS

Editorial

Rationalising the Irrational

Michael Gray, Research Analyst

At the end of last year, whilst having lunch, I decided for my sins to watch an American financial news channel - I won’t tell you which one (it will become obvious why).

Guest editorial

Virtue signalling

William Sitwell

VIRTUE-SIGNALLERS. They’re everywhere these days. On TV, all over social media, in the papers and on the news and dripping through on email, paraded by PRs, and look, straight ahead: there’s another one, staring right at you, in the mirror.

Wealth Planning in focus

Tax Year Planning

Simon Wong, Wealth Planner

Friday 5th April marks the end of the tax year and those intent on minimising UK tax would do well to forecast the taxable income and capital gains they expect to receive in the period. This knowledge can then be applied to optimising the various tax allowances and reliefs which may be available. Here Simon Wong highlights some of the more common issues he has dealt with during the past 12 months.

Bond focus

The Taylor Rule ~ What’s in it for me?

John Royden, Head of Research

There’s a hurdle to reading the rest of this article; and here it is: This is the rule for working out what interest rates should be which was first put forward by Professor Taylor in 1993. Some of you might like to know what this means in plainer English?

Equity prospects

ILLUMINA

Equity prospects

GIVAUDAN

Equity prospects

CRANSWICK

Equity prospects

COMPASS

Equity prospects

In this issue:

Stock in focus

Tesco:BOGOF to end

Who knows what BOGOF means? Well, if you worked at Tesco then you’d know it stood for Buy One Get One Free. Shares peaked at £5 back in 2007 and they now trade at £2.29; relative to the 2007 price, you can now buy one and get one free!

Guest editorial

Taking The Past In To The Future: The Changing Face Of Auctioneering

The business of fine arts auctioneering will always be somewhat of a dichotomy; whilst dealing in the past modern consumer demands require this very traditional business to embrace new technology and adapt to a fast- changing market place.

The Potting Shed

The Potting Shed No.4

No 4 The number of new businesses in the UK continues to grow year on year. In this series we ask entrepreneurs to describe the challenges they faced when embarking on their ventures.

Independent view

Enter the dragon’s den

To accompany our regular feature where entrepreneurs share their start up challenges, we asked Nadim Zaman, senior corporate lawyer at Keystone Law, to share some thoughts on how business owners should approach the important funding stage.

Bond focus

The Taylor Rule ~ What’s in it for me?

There’s a hurdle to reading the rest of this article; and here it is: This is the rule for working out what interest rates should be which was first put forward by Professor Taylor in 1993. Some of you might like to know what this means in plainer English?

Collectives commentary

Investing in insurance

The Polar Capital Global Insurance Fund has recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Here, Fund Manager Nick Martin looks forward to the next 20 years of offering “dull and boring” returns for investors.