Financial Markets

What is a Hedge Fund?

If you read my recent bio (and I don’t blame you if you didn’t) you might recall that I spent much of my career on …

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Personal Development

Straight Outta Thorpe Bay…

September 4th 2011, 8:58 am, heart pumping, bead of sweat on my brow and over two hundred fresh faced graduates from around the globe on day 2 of their UBS discovery week, no doubt many with a hangover, no doubt not that interested in ‘How UBS makes money’ and no doubt many were academically more gifted than me. Deep breath, last check of my notes, check the lapel mic is on and showtime…

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META Learning

Learning in the age of Covid-19

We love learning. Sounds obvious from people who spent much of their careers in L&D. But we also remember feeling stressed by the expectations set to learn and now with Covid-19 we are in a completely different landscape.

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Compliance & Regulations

Market Abuse – We’ll meet again, Don’t know where, Don’t know when…

Not another article about market abuse! Surely we’ve heard and seen it all before, so why does it keep happening and are we really learning from the past?

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Financial Markets

Understanding Our Business: it is not about stock picking

It is often said the value of the share of a company is the present value of the cash flows the company is going to earn in the future. How does one know what these future cash flows are? Nobody knows. So, you can see, the assessment of the value of a company depends very much on the assumptions about the business and the operation of the company.

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Financial Markets

We’re always better when we’re together

At least according to the song by Jack Johnson, incidentally the first dance at my wedding. Which is something of a segue to this week’s …

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