Real estate, alternative real assets and other diversions

Are we really in danger of getting ‘designer babies’?

There was a horrible inevitability about the recent announcement of a gene-edited baby: that it would happen at some point, that it would be in China, that... 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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What's New

Sanctions are increasingly popular – but do they actually work?

Around the world, growing numbers of governments are using economic sanctions as a tool to influence the behaviour of other countries. Their tactics are... Read More >

Gold stocks and the Three Bears

At our recent Economic Perspectives breakfast seminar, ‘Who saves the world from 2020 peril?’, I identified three bear scenarios for the global economy... Read More >

An interview with Sandra Dowling

Sandra leads PwC’s real estate practice in the UK and has been with the UK firm for over 25 years. She has FTSE listed experience working with REITs and... Read More >

Pelosi's last stand

It is the fate of successful party managers to be liked by no one, but to be indispensable to all. On the 28 November, Nancy Pelosi won the House... Read More >

The Great Game of money, debt and Arab geopolitics

Geopolitics has reshaped the financial markets and sovereign debt issuance pathologies of the Middle East since the 1880’s. After all, the Rothschild clan... Read More >

London’s highly inflated housing market is entering a period of equalisation

Britain in 2025 will be very different from today. London and the UK reached peak inequality in 2018. That was when income inequalities at the very top were... 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

Proud to be British

It is always a pleasure to come across someone who makes you proud to be British. Baroness Trumpington, who died, aged 96, on 26 November, was one such... Read More >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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