Tom Stevenson Follow 27 May 2019 • 2:17pm The end of Theresa May’s unhappy three years in Downing Street naturally focuses attention on the identity of the next Prime Minister – perhaps more importantly, however, it is shining the spotlight on who will be the one after that. At an investor event I hosted last week, the conversation had clearly moved on from Brexit to the possibility of life under Labour. The key questions: what would it mean and what can we do? Jeremy Corbyn has never been particularly interested in Brexit. He believes the real divide in Britain is between “the many who do the work, create the wealth and pay their taxes, and the few who set the rules, reap the rewards and dodge their taxes”. A great many people may be... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per … [Read more...] about How to prepare your portfolio for a Corbyn government
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Name: Geraldine KingOccupation: CEO of the National Recruitment Federation Background: Voluntary organisation set up to establish and maintain standards and codes of practice for the Recruitment Industry in Ireland. Founded in 1971, the NRF represents recruitment agencies throughout the country and it also promotes professional competence within the industry.Since its foundation almost a half-century ago, the National Recruitment Federation (NRF) has been tasked with providing support to its membership and promoting professional competence within the industry.As part of this mission it has inaugurated a formal education programme in recruitment practice to ensure all new entrants to the industry have a solid grounding in legislation, customer service operations and sales. Over recent decades the recruitment industry has changed significantly with the introduction of job boards and social recruitment having presented challenges to the fundamentals of how the industry operates.Recognised … [Read more...] about My Job: NRF champions interests of all employees
Evangelos Marinakis has been discussing juggling his various business interests, including owning Nottingham Forest and Greek giants Olympiacos. The shipping magnate bought the Reds two years ago, having previously taken over at Olympiacos in 2010. Aside from football and shipping, his business portfolio also includes the media, recently launching a new television channel in Greece. He was asked how he keeps on top of them all, during a TV interview in his homeland. “It’s hard, because it’s different,” he said, in a translated transcript of the interview, published by FWS. “Other things to do with shipping, with football, with the municipality, with the media. “I like to create. “I do not get tired easily. You will not hear me telling you that I’m tired, because I’m glad. “The good thing is that what I have done to date is championship. Our shipping companies, Olympiacos, ‘Ta Nea’ and ‘To Vima’ … [Read more...] about Marinakis on juggling Forest with other business interests
“Why am I one of the only girls in my school studying A level maths?”I’m rarely stumped by questions from students, but this one — from a 17-year-old student who attended a recent talk I gave at London’s Royal Institution — really made me think.In the UK, all students have to study maths until the age of 16, with boys and girls achieving broadly similar GCSE results. However, the numbers who go on to study maths at A level reveal a striking gender split. Female students accounted for 39.3 per cent of A level maths entries in 2018. For further maths, this dropped even further to 28.3 per cent. While maths is the number one A level subject choice for boys, for girls it is fourth behind English, psychology and biology. What lies behind these numbers? As a maths teacher — and lover of puzzles — I have attempted to find out the answer, and explain how attitudes towards maths and numeracy have a direct bearing on our career aspirations and … [Read more...] about Women and maths — what’s not adding up?
Recent decades have been a tumultuous time for investors. In the last 20 years alone we have experienced two of the biggest stock market crashes in history – the bursting of the dotcom bubble at the turn of the millennium and the financial crisis in 2008. Smoothing returns and avoiding losses has been a crucial imperative for investors, which is why many have adopted the 60/40 rule. In its simplest form, the 60/40 rule means having 60% of your portfolio invested in potentially higher risk, historically higher return, assets such as stocks and the other 40% invested in lower risk, but also traditionally lower return, assets such government bonds. The theory is that a 60/40 portfolio should provide equity like returns while smoothing out the extreme highs and lows (volatility) that come with an equity only portfolio. Schroders’ calculations show that investment, over the last 30 years, based on a 60/40 strategy, would have been effective both in terms of smoothing out … [Read more...] about Can a 60/40 split portfolio deliver better outcomes?