Feeding the Dragon by Justin Urquhart Stewart

The Year of the Water Dragon, whilst normally providing good joss for those followers of Chinese astrology, is also proving to be a challenging one on various fronts.


Women break into the City's old-boy network

The number of women trading the stock market is on the rise, according to City Index, one of the UK's leading providers of spread betting and foreign exchange trading.


Austerity measures will remain for UK: Arbuthnot

In this Perspective Ruth Lea, Economic Adviser to the Arbuthnot Banking Group, discusses the renewed turmoil in the Eurozone and the UK’s public spending data in the light of the latest OECD report on fiscal consolidation.


The Science and Art of Investing Can Harm Your Returns

The complex details are exhaustively set forth in the report. No one could quarrel with the stated goal, which is “to add alpha, or risk-adjusted excess returns, of greater than 2 percent annually to readily available indexes over a market cycle.&am


How the top bankers earn their fat salaries

Gary Dugan, chief investment officer for private banking at Emirates NBD, is primarily responsible for the investment products and portfolios of the bank's high-net-worth clients.


Charities backlash against the Budget

The Budget proposal to restrict the availability of unlimited tax reliefs to a quarter of an individual’s income has aroused a great deal of concern that it will result in a fall in large scale donations to charity.


The double-edged sword of the wealth continuum

Movement along the wealth continuum, the range where an investor’s wealth rises and falls, has intensified in recent times and brings with it a raft of challenges for wealth managers.