John Royden, Head of Research
The other day, as my handkerchief was pulled from my pocket, it brought with it a £2 coin. My coin bounced twice on the cobbles of Bow Lane before plopping down a grid into the drains below. I reconciled my loss with the kind thought that it would give some archaeologist in centuries to come a reason to smile when he found it.
Simon Walker, Director General of the Institute of Directors
As the longest running organisation for professional leaders, with nearly 35,000 members, the Institute of Directors is the voice for UK business. As the Director General, Simon Walker is well placed to discuss one of the burning issues at the heart of British politics.
Ceryl Evans, Director, Capability Brown Festival and Fiona Davison, Head of Libraries and Exhibitions at Royal Horticultural Society.
Lancelot “Capability” Brown, often called the ‘father of landscape architecture,’ changed the face of the British landscape. He worked in the English Landscape style, creating the rolling vistas and serpentine waterways that have come to epitomise the English countryside ideal.
Ian Gray, Senior Partner at Property Finance specialists, Kinnison Limited discusses how it is getting easier to use your home equity to assist your children.
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My brother visited Washington DC recently as a tourist. Amongst the sights he took in was the view of the capital of the United States from a boat on the Potomac River. Aside from himself and his travelling companion, all the other tourists on board were Chinese and the commentary broadcast on the boat’s loudspeakers was in Mandarin as well as English.
Stock in focus
Most readers will know that Rio Tinto is a miner. Not all will know that it is mostly driven by iron ore. In terms of operating profit, about 70% comes from its iron ore…and more than 90% of its iron ore comes from its Pilbara mine in Australia.
The Holy Grail for any fixed income investor is an attractive level of income, or yield, with little or no capital losses and very little capital volatility along the way. Chris Bowie, Portfolio Manager and Partner at TwentyFour Asset Management describes their back to basics approach to fixed income investing.