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.


Analysis of the 2012 Budget - George Bull, Baker Tilly

The Chancellor’s key message was that Britain is open for business. Companies and individuals are welcome. But be sure to pay your taxes. However, there was a serious error of judgement in rushing out the tax increases for pensioners without showing


May 7th at dawn - Banque Privee Edmond de Rothschild

Hesitating between new-found confidence and resurgent doubts, Patrick Ségal, former member of the Executive Comittee, takes us on a whirlwind tour of the global economy. He doesn't mince his words in his comments on France


Back to 1952 - Coutts & Co

Does it make sense for longer-term investors to hold government bonds when better yields are available from dividends?


We are richer in 2012, but are we happier?

The research claims that even though Britons are three times richer than they were in 1952, and UK GDP has dramatically increased, so has the Government's budget deficit.


The Unconventional Becomes Conventional

Standard Life Investments, the global investment manager, believes that a lengthy period of Quantitative Easing (QE) is needed to support economies through years of fiscal tightening and debt de-leveraging.


Euro treads water, at the deep end - Coutts & Co

We believe the potential for negative events in Europe will keep the euro on the defensive against the dollar and sterling, but the downside looks limited in the near term given investors in general are already broadly holding negative positions.