News by: David Campbell

Dealing with inflation on a fixed income

by David Campbell on Dec 27, 2012 at 07:00

As central banks cranked up the printing presses and began to buy government paper by the tonne, many predicted Weimar-esque erosion of monetary value and the imminent introduction of million-dollar bills. Why did this not come to pass?

Thesis' Lally pushes duration out nine years on short squeeze fears

by David Campbell on Dec 12, 2012 at 00:01

Bond durations have been pushed out to an average of nine years across client portfolios at Thesis, with chief investment officer Michael Lally warning of a squeeze on short-duration securities

Channel Islands surrender client confidentiality to UK 'son of Fatca'

by David Campbell on Dec 10, 2012 at 10:37

The UK is exploiting the widespread adoption of the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (Fatca) rules on tax information sharing with plans to launch its own version

Wealth Manager: John Kay doesn't make banks, but if he did they would be a lot like Duncan Lawrie

by David Campbell on Dec 06, 2012 at 00:01

In his much heralded, but likely never implemented, report into financial market short-termism this year, professor John Kay neatly encapsulated the structural problems of investment intermediation.

Autumn Statement: Osborne recovers rep for slickness if not competency

by David Campbell on Dec 05, 2012 at 15:08

Did Osborne reprieve his political reputation today? Well, partially

Autumn Statement: AIM stocks may become ISA-able

by David Campbell on Dec 05, 2012 at 13:36

The government will attempt to boost small cap funding and liquidity by consulting on plans to allow AIM market stocks to be held directly within tax-efficient wrappers such as ISAs.

Autumn Statement: Osborne cancels fuel duty increase

by David Campbell on Dec 05, 2012 at 13:23

The government has cancelled the previously planned 3p fuel duty increase.

Autumn Statement: Osborne confirms big road, rail and London underground investment

by David Campbell on Dec 05, 2012 at 13:02

The government has committed to a major programme of road refurbishment as well as a billion pound loan to extend the UK underground to the Olympic park and Battersea.

Autumn Statement: all the leaks, spin and lead balloons - in pictures!

by David Campbell on Dec 05, 2012 at 09:40

We present a visual guide to what to expect today.

Welcome to the government's mid-life crisis

by David Campbell on Dec 05, 2012 at 08:58

Recent research – admittedly on chimpanzees – has confirmed that general happiness and contentment troughs in middle age, before increasing again with the advance of years.

Brewins says RDR offers 'competitive advantage' as profits leap

by David Campbell, Sarah Miloudi on Dec 05, 2012 at 07:31

(Update) Brewin Dolphin took a £553k additional Financial Services Compensation Scheme hit, according to its results, but chair Jamie Matheson said predicting future levies would be like 'banging your head' against a wall.

Dobell ups his backing for African Minerals

by David Campbell on Dec 05, 2012 at 00:01

Tom Dobell, head of the £7.7 billion M&G Recovery fund, has upped his stake in troubled Sierra Leone iron ore producer African Minerals

Tail-risk free QE rate trades

by David Campbell on Dec 05, 2012 at 00:01

A surge of central bank liquidity has warped global yield curves and created a host of rate arbitrage opportunities across the world,

In graphs: US corporates have already fallen off the fiscal cliff

by David Campbell on Dec 04, 2012 at 00:01

Uncertainty is already detracting from potential 2013 US growth, but by how much?

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