You have to feel a little sorry for Standard Life Aberdeen (LSE: SLA), which this week announced that it was rebranding by removing all of the vowels from its name to become ‘Abrdn’. The underlying rationale behind the change was sound: in February the asset manager sold its Standard Life brand and wanted to end any subsequent brand confusion by dropping ‘Standard Life’ from its name.
The global COVID-19 pandemic saw some of the strongest economic powers suffer. With the fallout of the pandemic slowly settling, many countries are beginning to recover economically. One country that felt the blow of the pandemic was India. After having an impressive year following the blunders of covid, with exports
I am not usually one for straying outside of my sector expertise when it comes to investing, but sometimes a contrarian investment play can look so tempting that expertise in the behavioural dynamics of investing transcends the need to fully understand a sector… Read More
This week the Chief Economist at the Bank of England suggested that UK inflation could be heading toward 4% this year. That is bad news for savers, who – with an annual average interest rate of 0.64% – could see the value of their savings inflated away by 3.36% each