Category Archives: Regulation

The last knot

Regular readers will know that one of my passions is fishing. At this time of year, I spend a disproportionate amount of time reading books, blogs and magazine articles on fishing in preparation for an annual trip to the rivers … Continue reading

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To finish first, you first need to finish

In recent weeks I have been reflecting on the advice given to Alex Thompson, the Britain who narrowly missed coming first in the Vendee Globe round the world yacht race; “In order to finish first you first need to finish.” … Continue reading

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Reflections and other things we should never do

At the turn or every year, I analyse the predictions of most of the financial press to understand which companies they expect to outperform in the year ahead. If one company appears in more than one of these articles, I … Continue reading

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Prepare to travel

Some weeks ago I was talking to someone who had voted to leave the EU in the recent referendum who was asking about employment prospects for his son in the City. It was a tricky conversation in which I only … Continue reading

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From a Clarksons rooftop

One of the goals I set myself in my fiftieth year was to do something exertional for charity and, after some research, I have found a worthy activity I can do from a seated position! I have joined a team … Continue reading

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Un temps pour penser

You have to dig a little to find the truth about European Pressurised Reactors (ERPs) and most of you will naturally ask the question, “Why would you want to?” But this is the technology that they are planning to use … Continue reading

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How do you work out who is winning?

Clearly I am not alone in having found the Olympics to be compelling viewing over the last couple of weeks. From Canoeing to Taekwondo, I have watched it all and marveled at the skill, precision, intensity and commitment of our … Continue reading

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Wobbling

Last Friday saw the much-awaited opening of the Olympic Games and a prolonged period of televised sport for us all to enjoy and support. Some of these sports are already regularly watched by us over the course of a year; … Continue reading

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Beach fit

Cast your eyes over most trading floors at this time of year and there are a predictable number of empty desks; the holiday season is at its peak. This is the point at which even a starvation diet will be … Continue reading

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The English summer – was that it?

I suppose it was always going to happen. I return from a very wet holiday in Scotland and then the weather changes to scorching temperatures to coincide with my return to work. Rails swell, trains are hopelessly delayed and over-crowded, … Continue reading

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