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Americans tell Wall Street: Why should we bail you out?

September 29th, 2008 Henry “Hank” Paulson pitched it as a panacea for America’s financial woes. But, despite all the sabre-rattling and doom-mongering from US president George Bush, the people of America have not allowed themselves to be hoodwinked.  Why should they take ownership of the very worst loans and other assets assembled by the former […]

September 29th, 2008 | Posted in Blog | Read More »

Lehman Brothers collapse: Bernanke and Greenspan at last see sense

15th September, 2008 American politicians and regulators have called Dick Fuld’s bluff this weekend. Until the weekend, there was a view that certain banks are simply “too big [and too pivotal to the global financial system] to fail”. Fuld, chief executive of Lehman Brothers, one of the least responsible of America’s rapidly diminishing band of […]

September 15th, 2008 | Posted in Blog | Read More »

Banks warned to curb payouts as crisis bites

By Ian Fraser Sunday Herald March 23rd, 2008 Big five banks admonished by governor King as they plead for more support. BANK OF England governor Mervyn King used his now-famous meeting with the chief executives of the “big five” UK banks last Thursday to admonish them for increasing shareholder dividends, as they came begging for […]

March 23rd, 2008 | Posted in Article Library,Latest Articles | Read More »

Why a veteran outperformer sees a crash on the cards

By Ian Fraser Published: Financial Times (FTfm) Date: November 27th, 2006 The manager of Personal Assets Trust tells Ian Fraser soaring debt could leave investors blessing his ultra-defensive strategy Ian Rushbrook has been so bearish on global equity markets for so long he has earned himself the nickname “perma-bear”. Despite the market recovery since mid-June, […]

November 27th, 2006 | Posted in Article Library | Read More »

New kids on the economic bloc make their presence felt

By Ian Fraser Published: Sunday Herald Date: January 1st, 2006 2005 was a remarkable year in which a sudden surge in oil prices failed either to spark inflation or derail global economic growth. But given that average oil prices could be even higher this year and that US interest rates are expected to continue to […]

January 1st, 2006 | Posted in Article Library | Read More »

Greenspan ‘more of a threat than bin Laden’

By Ian Fraser Sunday Herald February 6th, 2005 ALAN Greenspan, chairman of the Federal Reserve, (pictured above) is a “bigger threat to the US economy than Osama bin Laden”, according to a leading Scottish investor. The claim comes from Robin Angus, director of the £150 million Personal Assets Trust and adviser to Edinburgh University’s Centre […]

February 6th, 2005 | Posted in Article Library | Read More »

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