Einstein, Mourinho & Active Management

Albert Einstein said the eighth wonder of the world was compounding but it seems Jose Mourinho must have taken to reading Einstein’s work during his time off after his Chelsea sacking. The Manchester United manager continues to sarcastically refer to football pundits as ‘Einsteins’…

Chinese GDP data surprises, in line with expectations…..

Chinese third quarter GDP data surprised everyone, coming out right in line with market expectations. The economy grew by an annual rate of 6.7% in the third quarter, providing comfort that Chinese authorities have steadied the ship. The central planners remain committed to their…

Boring pensions and the corporate mindset

Speaking last week at the annual conference for the Pension and Lifetime Savings Association, Sir Lenny Henry provided some sensible advice on how the pensions industry can communicate better with members. Humour. In a segment entitled, “CAN SHAKESPEARE HELP BRITAIN SAVE?”, the comedian said…

The Liverpool v United Rivalry

Mario Draghi’s press conference on Thursday is just white noise, the real event of the week is Monday night football at Anfield, home of Liverpool FC, when the Pool take on bitter rivals Manchester United. Maybe it was the excitement of the clash, or…

Annual budget sideshow is just a distraction

“The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.”   – John Maynard Keynes Another year, another budget! This time every year in Ireland the focus moves to the budget announcement of the Irish government. We are forced…

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