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What Have We Learnt

This week’s lessons were not new. They were reminders….

1. Central bankers are politicians

The Bank of England flip flop culminated anti-climatically into no action, an acknowledgement of a softening in growth and inflation data,

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View From Brussels Pt3

Here is the latest monthly View From Brussels from our woman on the ground, the ear-to-the-strasse WriteMoney. She’s been talking to her contacts in the EU to gain an exclusive personal insight into their views…

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Risk is the Trigger

We’ve been on the road this week. From EM fund managers to multi-strategy PMs to private clients to bankers to journalists, you’ve all had the same body language. You know what’s going on,

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Timeline Of A Crisis

Batten down the hatches. Can you feel the storm coming? Did you hear the warning from the Cap’n? Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority couldn’t be clearer in his speech last week:

‘our job is to be watchful to the build-up of risks and vulnerabilities in the system… The secondary market liquidity of ETF shares is dependent on market makers and authorised participants… We know relatively little… about the capacity and willingness of APs to execute their function .

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