Music and Fashion – the perfect blend?

Phew, we are finally coming off the high and the hoopla surrounding Kanye West SZN 3 fashion show in collaboration with Adidas. We can now get back to regularly scheduled programming, bar his incessant tweets. Kanye isn’t the first musician…

20 Habits of Wealthy Traders

A few days ago, I read an article demonstrating what an author thought were the 20 habits of wealthy traders. Some I totally concurred with – others I was in total disagreement with – the last section of points I…

Brussels Calls for Tougher Tax

Belgium has been ordered to recover over 700m euros from multinational organisations that have been using a loophole to reduce their exposure to taxation within the EU. These measures come about as a result of the EU’s aim to close…

My brief review of markets (4-8 Jan)

What a very rough week, indeed! With many markets having entered bear-market territory (when they fall by, at least, 20% from their 52 week highs). It can only get better from here – we hope & pray… We were welcomed…

Technology – the Unicorn Boom

Unicorns are everywhere but not in the way you might think. Firstly, what is a unicorn?! Unicorn is the term (made popular by investor Aileen Lee, the founder of Cowboy Ventures) used to describe private start-up companies with a valuation…

The Donald: The Lowdown – Part II

In the era of the media-savvy, polished and polite career politician, we have come to expect certain things of the people that run for public office. They say the right things to the right people at the right time, they…

The Donald: The Lowdown – Part I

Donald John Trump is a lot of things: real estate developer, part-time author, famous/infamous television personality, brash, outspoken, confrontational and of course he is incredibly wealthy. If people were asked to make a list about how they perceive Trump, the…

Like Father, Like Son- Hilary Benn’s #Syriavote Speech

Last week Wednesday’s Commons debate will always be remembered for Hilary Benn’s extraordinary and rousing speech. The Shadow Foreign Secretary made an emotional plea for Britain to join airstrikes against the “fascists” Daesh in Syria. Benn appealed to MPs to…

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