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18th June 2018

What are the odds?


As the 2018 World Cup in Russia enters its fifth day and England are about to commence their campaign, James Rooney takes a light-hearted look at how quantitative analysis has been used by investment bank, UBS, to determine the potential winner of the tournament.

5th June 2018

Thirty years on


It was my 30th birthday on 6th July 1988. However, that is a memorable date for a far more important reason. On that day, a massive explosion at the Piper Alpha oil platform, approximately 120 miles north-east of Aberdeen, killed 167 people. The total insured loss was reported as about £1.7 billion. It is the worst offshore oil disaster in terms of lives lost and industry impact.

5th June 2018

Testing 1-2, 1-2.


In our December 2017 blog, we were hoping there would be Good Tidings following The House of Commons, Work and Pensions Select Committee enquiry into the claimant experience of Personal Independence Payment(PIP) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) applicants.

16th April 2018

History lessons


Ian Gunn takes a long look at interest rates and why investors should be wary.

13th April 2018

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and PFP


In May this year, Europe's data protection rules will undergo their biggest changes in two decades. Since they were created in the 90s, the amount of digital information we create, capture, and store has vastly increased. Simply put, the old regime is no longer fit for purpose.