Spending Power

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David Coombs, Head of Multi-Asset Investments, Rathbones Soaring costs are starting to bite for households and businesses all over the world. Rathbone Multi-Asset Portfolios fund manager David Coombs discusses how it could affect investment and energy markets. Along with the gut-wrenching devastation among the Ukrainian people that we are all watching with horror, the Russian […]

The Great Energy Squeeze

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David Coombs, Head of Multi-Asset Investments, Rathbones Energy prices have soared, making life harder for people the world over. If the cost of the clean transition is too great, we risk turning public opinion against the fight on carbon. The cost of energy has soared as economies reopen, squeezing households around the world as petrol, […]

Hydrogen – the fuel of our future?

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Rahab Paracha, Rathbones Sustainable Multi-Asset Investment Specialist Hydrogen is the simplest and most prevalent element in our universe. Yet turning it into clean energy is complicated indeed, notes Rathbones sustainable multi-asset investment specialist, Rahab Paracha. In 2021, there was more than one ‘C’ that dominated the news headlines. The COP26 climate conference in Glasgow in […]

ScotWind – an opportunity to create jobs for generations to come while supporting Scotland’s ‘Just Transition’

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By Sian Lloyd-Rees, Managing Director of Aker Offshore Wind UK The establishment of a floating offshore wind industry in Scotland with a decades-long pipeline of development and export potential will invigorate a broad expansion of the workforce skills in Scotland. According to work undertaken from the Offshore Wind Industry Council, the number of jobs required […]

Open Banking, Open Finance: What’s the difference?

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Caroline Stevenson, Head of Financial Services Regulatory Team, Burness Paull The FCA has recently published a feedback statement (FS 21-7) summarising the feedback they received from their Call for Input looking into the opportunities and risks posed by open finance. In the industry, we sometimes see the phrases “open banking” and “open finance” used interchangeably […]