Real estate, alternative real assets and other diversions

Will things in Europe have to get worse before they can get better?

The historian Arnold Toynbee characterised civilisation as “a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbour.” By necessity, civilisations are... Read More >


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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Fintech, proptech and what it all means

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A sideways look at the world of wine

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The Fund Manager

Real money - the capital allocators

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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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Housing – maths versus emotions

INVESTMENT CONCLUSION The UK housing bubble is a myth. Current price declines are principally function of Brexit-related uncertainty. While you’d have... Read More >

Policymakers still know too little about the economics of the internet

The internet is ubiquitous and essential in our daily lives. But to many policymakers, it badly lacks visibility. When it comes to the availability of... Read More >

Fostering Deliberative Democracy

Most of us probably go through periods of serious scepticism regarding the nature and practice of democratic government. Indeed, having lived and worked in... Read More >

What Jordan Peterson gets wrong about the Nordic gender paradox

The Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson received considerable attention when he visited Stockholm recently. He was told to “crawl back under a rock”... Read More >

The case for a four-day week is compelling, but we don’t need the state to impose it

Thanks to John McDonnell, a four-day working week is back in the news. The Shadow Chancellor has asked the economist Lord Skidelsky to write a report... Read More >

Mike Ashley is right about the dying high street, but wrong about the solution

More news of Britain’s declining high street, with a Northumbria University study suggesting more than a quarter of Britain’s retail space has been... Read More >

The Professor

Analysis and opinion from the academic sphere

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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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The Agent

Reflections on estate agency, today and in past times

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Political Insider

The inside scoop on Westminster and Whitehall

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Latest Articles

An interview with Hugh Seaborn

Hugh Seaborn joined Cadogan as Chief Executive in 2008. Prior to this he was Chief Executive of The Portman Estate for 9 years, where he repositioned the... Read More >

Consilia Capital Real Estate Funds Monitor

1) A summary of October performance As can be seen from the table below, (which is ranked by average October 2018 returns for each main mandate) the last... Read More >

Invest today in tomorrow's classic cars

There is no guaranteed profit in investing in classic cars and there can be substantial medium-term losses if the purchase takes place at the particular... Read More >

OPEC needs a “shock and awe” output cut in Vienna

OPEC's ministerial meeting on 6 December will have a seismic impact on the outlook for global oil markets. OPEC has been unnerved by a 30% fall in crude oil... Read More >

Can China reflate the world?

With the benefit of hindsight, we have come to understand the true importance of China’s strategic policy interventions in 2009 and 2015. China’s... Read More >

Why is everyone so obsessed with Sweden?

From education and immigration to taxation and even road safety, there seems to be no end to the examples we Swedes offer the rest of the world. But what is... Read More >

Don’t think of it as technology, it’s just life as we’re going to know it

We’ve all heard that the CEO also needs to be the CTO – it’s a truth that we can’t ignore. Technology in business as in our lives is no longer... Read More >

Peering REIT into the Future

Last week, in these pages, I talked about what I’ve discovered over several decades in Real Estate. Not only these days as a U.S.-based writer, covering... Read More >

Four Trends Shaping the 2018 Holiday Retail Season

Retailers will seek to cap a strong year this holiday season by doubling down on strategies to draw online shoppers into stores, reward their loyalty in new... Read More >

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