The Great Debate UK

from Funds Hub:

Risk Management: Did fund managers learn their lesson?

August 30, 2011

By Detlef Glow, Head of EMEA Research at Lipper. The views expressed are his own.

from Business Traveller:

Thailand in July?

June 27, 2011

Thailand goes to the polls on July 3 and no one can predict the precise outcome of the country’s divisive political battle. How carefully should business travellers tread, pre- and post-election?

from Business Traveller:

In to Africa: Travel security

May 23, 2011

(This is the second part of a column on business travel to Africa. To read the first part, click here)

from Breakingviews:

Four reasons to hedge against Japanese equities

March 28, 2011

What was a contrarian view right after Japan's earthquake has become consensus: confidence in a V-shaped recovery has powered a 10 percent rally in Japanese stocks since March 15. That outlook still appears likely, but questions surround the speed and strength of the recovery. Investors should hedge against the risk that politics, power shortages, and nuclear troubles prompt investors to turn tail.

To spend, or not to spend?

June 27, 2010

-Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School. The opinions expressed are his own.-

We need risk-ready leaders

June 24, 2010

-Geoff Trickey is managing director of The Psychological Consultancy. The opinions expressed are his own.-

Managing catastrophic risks and climate change

By Graciela Chichilnisky
March 18, 2010

Graciela Chichilnisky-Graciela Chichilnisky is the Architect of the Carbon Market of the Kyoto Protocol and the author of ‘Saving Kyoto‘, New Holland Publishers, UK, 2009.  Chichilnisky is a Professor of Mathematics and Economics at Columbia University in New York, Director of Columbia Consortium for Risk Management and Managing Director of Global Thermostat Inc. The opinions expressed are her own.-

Development of the risk trade

December 17, 2009

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- Jane Foley is research director at Forex.com. The opinions expressed are her own.-

from Global Investing:

What worries the BRICs

December 10, 2009

Some fascinating data about the growing power of emerging markets, particularly the BRICs, was on display at the OECD's annual investment conference in Paris this week. Not the least of it came from MIGA, the World Bank's Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, which tries to help protect foreign direct investors from various forms of political risk.

from MacroScope:

Step aside capitalism, how about leverageism

December 1, 2009

Our recent post on the End of Capitalism triggered much interest and comment.  There were plenty of diverse views, as one would expect. But one thread that came out was that what we are now seeing is not true capitalism (nor, of course, is it old-style communism). Ok, but what is it?