UK Economy

Value breaches tech boom low

Value breaches tech boom low

Value has experienced its longest period in the doldrums since the great depression of the 1930s and is now cheaper relative to growth than it was during the height of the tech boom. JP Morgan fund manager Ian Butler sees parallels between today and the late 90s with...

Standing out from the crowd in UK equity

Standing out from the crowd in UK equity

Most equity investors generate returns by buying shares of stocks they think will go up. However, investors can benefit from stocks that they think will go down, using a technique called short selling, or ‘shorting’. To take a short position, an investor borrows the...

Can better buses solve Britain’s productivity problem?

Can better buses solve Britain’s productivity problem?

‘Investment, be it in human capital or physical infrastructure, must be the way to level the country up’. The UK has a productivity problem, everyone agrees that. Since the financial crisis of 2008-09, growth of output per worker has remained pretty much flat. Output...