Real estate, alternative real assets and other diversions

Stable families and home ownership are the key to reducing poverty

The Centre for Social Justice recently released an in-depth survey of people across Britain that found family breakdown was one of the most significant... Read More >

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Investor's Notebook

Smart people from around the world share their thoughts

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The Macro View

Recent financial news and how it connects across all asset classes

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Technology

Fintech, proptech and what it all means

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Uncorked

A sideways look at the world of wine

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The Architect

Some of the profession's best minds

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The Auctioneer

What's going on in the auction world

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Residential Investor

Making money from residential property investment

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The Professor

Analysis and opinion from the academic sphere

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What's New

Rightmove’s shares could be good value if you don’t care about dividends

Rightmove is an incredible business. In the 11 years since it listed on the stock exchange its: Revenues have gone up by more than 370%, going from £57... Read More >

Desert Diary 6

How the peaceful Gulf state became one of the dominant economies in the world in under half a century Here in the United Arab Emirates 2018 was the Year... Read More >

What does a political crisis do to a party’s polling performance?

As the Brexit crisis continues, many have expressed astonishment that the Labour Party has not (yet) been able to build up a substantial lead in voting... Read More >

Property investing in the Gulf and on Wall Street

It is insane for sophisticated investors to put savings in illiquid, high risk, brick and mortar property in the GCC with volatile rental yields, rules... Read More >

Plans to crack down on ‘no-fault’ evictions are a recipe for disaster

The Government has decided, for reasons unknown, to effectively abolish the assured shorthold tenancy, leaving the assured tenancy as the only viable form... Read More >

Mumford’s mistake

The United States has experienced over 40 years of diminished economic growth. While different data sources and analyses yield different estimates, they... Read More >

Face to Face

In-depth interviews with leading figures in the property world

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The Headhunter

Recruitment and career moves

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The Analyst

Investment themes and trends

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The History Man

A look back at previous cycles, events, characters

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The Economist

Money, rates and prices

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Political Insider

The inside scoop on Washington, Westminster and Whitehall

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The Agent

Reflections on estate agency, today and in past times

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Alternative assets

Investing in tangible assets

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Latest Articles

Did high wages actually kickstart the Industrial Revolution?

Academics are at war over new evidence suggesting high pay didn’t spark the rush for labour-saving devices It has been more than 200 years since the... Read More >

Liz Truss is right to take a hard look at HS2

The kings of Siam used to gift a white elephant to courtiers to whom they took a dislike. The elephants would be incredibly costly to maintain as they... Read More >

Rot and decay are life giving​ processes, and environments without these processes are ultimately doomed

There are two types of invertebrate on our farm that I refer to as “the enemy”. They are the fly and the liver fluke, one an external parasite and the... Read More >

The February 2019 Market Report

February was a relatively quiet month for the wine market. The month started with the Chinese New Year celebrations which meant Asia was quiet and it also... Read More >

Peter Zumthor, the architect monk

Not long after his celebrated thermal baths were completed, Peter Zumthor, the idiosyncratic reclusive Swiss architect, gave a rare lecture in the elegant... Read More >

An interview with Sandy Gumm

Tim Green speaks to Sandy Gumm, Chief Operating Officer of Prestbury Investments LLP Sandy Gumm is an Australian-qualified chartered accountant. She is... Read More >

Cash flow

‘Cash is king and the cash flow statement is arguably the most important of a company’s three main financial statements. We explain the relationship... Read More >

Classic cars - the state of the market

During 2018, classic car values as a whole rose by 5.9% (source Classic Cars). However, within the 1500 models used as an index there were losers as well... Read More >

Auction Watch - November 2018

More than £4bn of residential and commercial property has been sold at in-room auctions across the UK in the past 12 months. Perhaps surprisingly given the... Read More >

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