Escaping the ivory towers

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The latest ‘tech innovation’ may seem compelling, until you leave the group think echo chambers of London’s ivory towers. Head of multi-asset investments David Coombs considers how looking beyond the M25 can help us see what’s going on in the real world.  Another UK ‘tech name’ bites the dust. Laundrapp, backed by NEX Group founder […]

No bongs but no tears – it could be okay

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I read the news today. Bong – the UK leaves the EU. Today is Independence Day or Isolation Day depending on your persuasion. My family were totally split with half voting remain and half to leave. We have never fallen out over it, but respected each other’s views. Who was right and who was wrong? […]

In the Know

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2020: the year ahead. Maybe? It’s been a strange old decade, the 2010s. We’ve seen interest rates go places we thought impossible, central banks do things we never expected and, here in the UK, had more than our fair share of votes. A new year beckons, so the time is upon me to channel the […]

The Future of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

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The NHS is world-renowned for its cradle-to-grave provision of healthcare that’s free at the point of use. As the fifth largest employer in the world, most Britons know someone who works within the healthcare system, and it holds a special place in many hearts around the UK. Since its founding in 1948, it has grappled […]