Leeson: Rogue trader culture is more rife than ever

With banks reeling from numerous scandals and the London financial district under intense pressure to reform itself, Mr Leeson said that unless punishments are increased traders will continue to run amok.


The Evolution of Investment Reporting by Phil Banas

In his book The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin laid out his theory of evolution, in which he theorized that effective adaptation to their environments led certain organisms to survive and flourish, while those that did so less well fell by the wayside


Burgernomics: the Big Mac Index

The index is not perfect and the relationship does not hold in reality because of a number of factors, but it is useful in highlighting big anomalies. Thus on a light-hearted look, Big Macs are now cheapest in Hong Kong and cost less in London than Zurich


The Mess We’re In by Tim Price

The latest offering¹ in the increasingly crowded pantheon of financial crisis porn stands apart from its competitors for at least three very specific reasons:


Gosh, what an event! by Justin Urquhart Stewart

With the Olympics, Paralympics and holidays, it can only be hoped that there is enough going on elsewhere to stop some of our more populist media from getting into a frenetic frenzy over the financial markets again.


View on the global economyView on the global economy - Psigma

Over the last month we have presented our latest thoughts on the global economy and financial markets to a number of intermediaries and contacts across the UK. In this month's View from Psigma we have collated the key questions that we were asked (an