"When did it become the norm for everyone to talk through the speeches at these sorts of bashes?" asked the chairman of the improbably-sized investment company Prandeamus Asset Management as I returned to our table last night.
I had just been onstage extending my welcome to the 2017 Professional Adviser Awards but it was debatable how many of the gratifyingly large audience had noticed. "I don't want to burst your bubble,"...
Investors have largely avoided financials over the past 10 years, with the share prices of US and European banks having largely stood still relative to broader markets since 2007. But while banks won't return to their record valuations any time soon (and...
Steps already taken
Increasingly diverse sector
First of planned acquisitions
Feedback from first year