Wealth Professional | March 23, 2018

How ex-army captain’s fund avoids tax bullet? “Many advisors often feel ambushed by the stock market or under-fire from tax changes – but Brian D’Costa is better prepared than most.” Wealth professional View Full Article »

Wealth Professional | March 15, 2018

What is the big challenge for investors in Q2? “D’Costa believes the US Federal Reserve rate-raising and quantitative easing programme will play a major role in influencing the bond market. On top of that, he expects the Central European Bank to begin its own QE exit programme later this year, while even the Bank of […]

Trade War, Huh, Yeah, What Is It Good For? | March 2018

“Trade wars are good, and easy to win.” Donald J Trump After months of protectionist rhetoric and threats of looming trade wars, it appears that the first shots have been fired. Trump followed-up his steel and aluminum levies by targeting $60bn worth of Chinese imports as recompense for the alleged misappropriation of American intellectual property. […]

It’s Not You, It’s Me | February 2018

“People change and forget to tell each other.” Lillian Hellman Ask any couple that has been together for a while, and they will tell you that relationships change. They go through phases, have their ups and downs, and experience shifts in dynamics. Through her neuroimaging research, Dr. Helen Fisher has even shown how our brain’s […]

Econophysics 101 | January 2018

“Gravity wants to bring me down.” John Mayer Since the Great Recession of 2008, interest rates, like early aviators, have had to contend with the power of gravity. But while the Wright Brothers were dealing with a natural physical force, the downward pressure exerted on bond yields has been an artificial phenomenon. Through aggressively cutting […]