Knowledge and insight
Rathbones Review Winter 2017
It is well known that Britain led the Industrial Revolution. Less appreciated is the fact that it was also at the vanguard of what has been called the “de-industrial revolution”.
Under pressure? Inflation whitepaper
What drives inflation, where it's heading and what it means for investors.
Be a ScamSmart investor
Some £1.2 billion is lost to investment scams every year in the UK. Contrary to popular perception, it is not just the elderly who are susceptible. Experienced investors are often targeted, and the embarrassment of those who fall victim is key to the fact that only 10% of such crimes are reported. We offer some useful warnings and advice.
For the second time in its short but eventful history, the US technology sector has been booming. Will there be another bust? We think growth in the sector is here to stay, but vigilance is required as some valuations start to defy gravity.
Economics and drivers - the changing face of economic growth
Quantitative easing and low interest rates may have helped restore economic stability, but they have failed to deliver meaningful growth. A growing number of economists and policymakers are blaming demographics — we are having too few babies and living too long.
Are Abe's arrows flying true?
We are hearing increasing calls that ‘Abenomics’ — Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s strategy for economic revival — has failed. We wish to challenge those voices.
Together but apart
Many cohabiting couples rely on the notion of “common law marriage” to tidy up their legal and financial affairs in the event of a relationship breakdown. In fact, at least at present, there is no such thing. What are the potential implications of this misconception? And how might cohabitees best formalise and protect their respective interests?
'Til when we do part
A growing number of couples are entering into nuptial agreements. Such arrangements may seem unromantic, but for many people they are a vital source of security. Why are they of such potentially enormous importance?