Tag Archives: Ireland

The mysterious world of shadow banking – LDI in Dublin and Luxemburg

There’s a good rule for investors, whether institutional or retail – whether you are looking after other people’s money or your own. Shadow banking ,  like the dark web, is probably something that most of us should not get involved … Continue reading

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The Bank tells us what nearly happened and what really happened in the LDI crisis.

The Treasury Select Committee are in the midst of an immediate inquiry into the impact of the “micro-budget” of September 23rd. You can read here the transcript of the first oral session featuring among others Torsten Bell and Paul Johnson. … Continue reading

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Less complex DC please – SSga

This from State Street’s Barry F.X. Smith, head of State Street Global Asset (SSga) Manager’s  Americas Institutional Client Group. “The defined contribution market continues to expand, both in size and complexity. Plan sponsors and the participants they serve face many challenges as … Continue reading

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An Apple a day, 700 reasons not to stay!

General angst, everywhere but here! There are a lot of people getting very angry about the EU’s determination that Apple should be paying Euro 13bn in tax to the Irish Government. Apple aren’t happy at the prospect of corporate profits … Continue reading

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Kiss me Kate-Upcraft!

This is my friend and most admired business colleague Kate Upcraft, upright, outspoken upholder of the truth in all things payroll. I thought of her last night – as I watched the Globe’s production of the Taming of the Shrew. … Continue reading

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Cheltenham 2012 – Hope For The Future

I’ve spent the past week in the company of 250,000 people whose idea of an investment decision was whether to bet each way or on the nose. The Pension Play Pen assiduously avoided the hospitality pavilions that stretched down the winning straight. … Continue reading

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Ich am of Irlaunde

We arrived in Dublin in monsoon conditions. A county’s economy under water – within expectations, a country underwater…? Continue reading

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Those lazy Latinos- they’re all bigots

Those lazy Latinos- they’re all bigots Continue reading

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