I know we should not applaud losses in value, but there are times when a shot of reality does every investment market the power of good. Maybe we have seen such a moment recently. For years we have put up … Read More
Rule 1: don’t lose the sodding stuff. Yes it may be a simplistic platitude, after all one of the lessons of experience in investment shows us clearly is that all those little incremental benefits and gains you have made, can … Read More
By Ben Kumar Europe – love it or hate it, here in the UK, we can’t escape it. In the past, we’ve invaded Europe, defended Europe from invasion, been invaded by Europeans, been invading with Europeans, stopped Europeans invading … Read More
After a dearth of flotations and new issues, suddenly the market has barked back into life. This is generally good news as it is a sign that some investor confidence is returning to the markets. Certainly speaking to investment banking … Read More
Summertime and the “silly season” tend to throw up a number of non-events talked up into news by a variety of media outlets, in order to fill airtime, screen-time and pages writes Seven Investment management analyst Ben Kumar. In the … Read More
We could just have another privatisation. Pump out the stock, price it to go for the retail investor, get the money for the government and job done. What a waste of time, money and initiative. However, I am sure certain … Read More
Oh how I don’t trust politicians with our money. I don’t care about their political allegiance; rather I worry about their knowledge, experience and intentions. Whilst I don’t believe that our politicians are actually evil, I just don’t think they … Read More
Having trained as a barrister, Justin took up corporate finance, working in both Africa and Singapore. He then returned to the UK and helped in the developments towards Big Bang in 1986 in London which led to him helping to found Broker Services in 1986. Broker Services went on to become Barclays Stockbrokers, where Justin was Corporate Development Director. In early 2001, he co-founded Seven Investment Management, an investment management business that innovated the UK investment market with the introduction of the first Sterling Investment Wrap Account. Seven Investment Management now manages and administers around £4billion on behalf of professional financial wealth managers and intermediaries. Justin has a keen interest in developing the investment market to break down as many of the traditional barriers as possible for both private investors and smaller companies.