“Life will go on, we will prevail” is an optimistic quote from the 1998 movie Deep Impact. Are we close to the tipping point? As when a system has gone beyond it, it cannot recover.

Tipping points, therefore, are extremely significant and important, irrevocably impactful events. Based on the latest…


The old adage “sell in May and go away” applies not just to market volumes but also the general quietness of the summer months. …


I had the pleasure last week to speak to Year 12s (end of their first year of English A Levels or 16–17 yo) at King Solomon’s Academy (KSA) in London as part of an “outreach” program run by the Worship Company of International Bankers.

The purpose of the program is…


Over the many years we have been involved in providing wealth management products (personally dating as far back as 2002) and I suppose honestly, to the early 90s with systems to deal with old LAUTRO rules in the UK, I have been surprised at how few advancements there have been…


Does anyone remember Weebles? Small plastic egg-shaped children’s toy introduced in 1971, the unique characteristic of Weebles was that, no matter what angle they were set at, they immediately returned to the vertical. Weebles exhibited this quality ad infinitum: they always returned to their natural vertical position. …


In this briefing note I want to address the relationship between ESG and the SDGs — and the current state of play. …


I’m no Brexiteer. No way. I think Brexit was the most stupid act of (almost half of) the British public (led by crass, self-interested politicians) for, probably, hundreds of years. For me, the EU is the greatest political and social achievement of the C20th. The EU has brought peace, stability…


Governance is the most neglected element of ESG. There are, in fact, two definitions of governance, one restricted the other more expansive. The restricted version sees governance in terms of company behaviour and specifically a company operating with integrity and transparency — both inwardly towards employees and outwardly towards customers…


Investors should be more like golfers, Bedford Row Capital suggests.

Caddyshack, an absolute classic movie with an interesting parallel for investors and advisers: investors should be like good golfers — they do not necessarily make a lot of great investments(golf shots) they just avoid the bad ones.

Investing should be…


Businesses (and, by implication, investors) must make a profit in order to survive and thrive. The big question for our time is focused on how businesses make a profit.

When, in the early 1980s, President Ronald Reagan and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher got together and decided that capital (finance) should…

Bedford Row Capital

Structuring and Issuance of Eurobonds. Liquidity and Asset backed. AIFMD exempt solutions for distribution of yield products. Arranger and Lead Manager.

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