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Noreena Hertz appointed as ITV News’ Economics Editor

Huge congratulations from the Chartwell team to speaker, author and influential economist, Noreena Hertz on her appointment as ITV News’ Economics Editor. She’ll do a magnificent job! Noreena has been the Economics Editor for ITV News since May 2016. An influential economist on the international stage whose career has spanned Europe, the United States, Russia,

Merryn Somerset Webb on fund management – why you often don’t get what you pay for

Writing for the Financial Times, Merryn Somerset Webb questions the value of actively managed funds in today’s economy. While the fund management industry used to be able to point to the fact that their expertise were a safe way to provide investors with long-term outperformance over the market as a whole, recent studies show that

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Chartwell at TEDxLondonBusinessSchool

Last week Chartwell were invited to attend the sixth annual edition of TEDxLondonBusinessSchool.  TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.  This year’s theme, CTR ALT DEL encouraged attendees to let go of their expectations and leave all preconceptions at the door in a bid to

Watch Keyu Jin, an expert speaker on the Chinese economy, discuss the future impact of China’s financial reforms

Dr Keyu Jin, a Lecturer in the Department of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and an advisor to the Chinese Government’s National Development and Reform Commission (NRDC) in Beijing, delivered a public lecture at the LSE to discuss the impact of China’s financial reforms. Keyu raises some concerns that face the Chinese

Science Speaker Matt Ridley on why Britain should leave the EU

Best selling author and science speaker, Matt Ridley, writing for the Times, believes that leaving the EU would be a much needed ‘leap into the light’ for Britain. Matt argues that the EU is an institution rooted in the past, and to remain a part of it will only serve to hamper Britain’s progress. Innovation

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Brian Forde, head of MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative, probes the future possibilities of blockchain technology

Writing in WIRED magazine, ex-White House senior advisor Brian Forde explains how the technology underlying bitcoin, the blockchain, has taken own a life of its own, with institutional interest in blockchains almost reaching a frenzy. Although bitcoin was initially thought of in narrow terms as an alternative currency to the dollar and other fiat currencies, Brian notes

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