The quote “A Solution still seeking a Problem.” is taken from the Barclays Equity Gilt Study 2018 and summarises succinctly theirs, and a growing number of other institutions’, view of Blockchain technology. Putting it another way, the technology involved in Blockchain is both impressive and potentially useful, if we could only find a suitable use
As an independent Discretionary Fund Manager (DFM), MitonOptimal has been caring for private client portfolios for the best part of two decades. It is evident to us that the old ways of doing business are changing, both globally and locally, and without exception. In fact, traditional institutions that have relied upon clients having blind faith
There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who, when presented with a glass that is exactly half full, say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half empty. The world belongs, however, to those who can look at
The long running debate over active vs. passive management shows no sign of abating, abating with the ‘pro-actives’ convinced that their brand of investment management is superior to the ‘pro-passives’, because of the potential to outperform any given index and claims of the downside protection it offers as well. The ‘pro-passives’ in turn point to
The quote “Brexit means Brexit” is attributable to the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, and was made at a time when there were hopes amongst the ‘remain camp’ that the results of the historic referendum, to leave the European Union (EU), could be challenged, amended, or even overturned. It was intended to show that, regardless
Gold is an investment idea that stirs up such strong feeling, in equal measure, amongst both its supporters and detractors. To some, it is the ultimate safe haven asset, whilst to others, it is an entirely useless yellow metal, whose only merit is that it looks pretty. The price of gold is something that we
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