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Terry Smith, cheife executive, Fundsmith

Fundsmith chief executive Terry Smith on why austerity v growth is a sterile debate…

Fundsmith chief executive Terry Smith on why austerity v growth is a sterile debate… »


Geoff Cooke, CEO, Jersey Finance

Sins of commission and omission

The recently published Economist review of the prospects for the Channel Islands, provides a rather gloomy view of the future; a characterisation which few in Jersey or Guernsey would recognise, says Geoff Cooke (pictured), CEO, Jersey Finance… »


Russ Koesterich, iShares Global Chief Investment Strategist

Equity markets appear too quiet and investors should expect volatility to rise

In his latest Market Update, Russ Koesterich, iShares Global Chief Investment Strategist, argues that current market expectations for volatility appear too low and investors should consider adopting a modestly more defensive stance… »


Philip Uzan, chief investment officer, Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management

Emerging economies will drive growth in 2012

Following the Japanese earthquake in March 2011, major industrial sectors were plunged into turmoil. So far 2012 has seen no repeat of the surge in oil prices in the first half of 2011 when they jumped more than 50% compared to the average 2010 price. »


Marcus Bullus, MB Capital

British economy has gone for a burton

It's official. The British economy has gone for a Burton, says Marcus Bullus, trading director at MB Capital… »


China flag

Reform will unlock China’s growth potential


The transition to a new party leadership in 2012 should facilitate bolder reform and further unlock China’s growth potential, says Yiqian Jiang, fund manager, DWS Invest Chinese Equities fund… »


Bob Jolly, Head of Global Macro, Schroders

Global macro outlook and tactical approach

Amidst ongoing Eurozone concerns and uncertainty surrounding Spain, Schroders’ Head of Global Macro, Bob Jolly, discusses his tactical approach in light of his outlook for the global fixed income markets… »


GAry Gensler, chairman, CFTC

Transparency is key

Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler believes transparency is key to combating market abuses… »


William Sels, UK Head of Investment Strategy, HSBC Private Bank

China – much fuss about very little

Willem Sels (pictured), UK Head of Investment Strategy at HSBC Private Bank on how recent data still points to a soft landing scenario in China… »


John Redwood, Evercore Pan-Asset

A tale of two countries

John Redwood, chairman of Evercore Pan-Asset’s Investment Committee on efforts by the UK and Spanish governments to rebalance their respective economies… »


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