Men Take Lead In Financial Decisions, Reveals HSBC Report

HSBC’s The Future of Retirement programme is a leading independent study into global retirement trends. It provides authoritative insights into the key issues associated with ageing populations and increasing life expectancy around the world.


The Rise of In-House Strategy and Change Teams

Although there's a perceived high availability of candidates keen to move from management consultancies and strategy houses to in-house teams, attracting and securing top talent with a proven track record of thought leadership is still a challenge.


World economy in dangerous situation: IMF chief

The head of the International Monetary Fund said the world economy was in danger and urged Europeans to speak with one voice on a debt crisis that has rattled the global financial system.


Avoid retreating into safe havens, says Barclays Wealth

Gardiner recommends investors take overweight positions in US and Europe ex-UK equities, as he says “the euro is not going to break up” and “the world is probably not going to follow Europe into recession”.


Is the Financial Crisis a Male Syndrome?

Testosterone, rather than neurons, may push male egos into ever-more-complex speculative bets, a gambling binge made possible by advanced technology, mathematical techniques, and globalization.


HSBC lifts gold price forecast

HSBC lifted its 2012 gold price forecast to $2,025 an ounce from $1,625 previously, while GFMS said it could “easily” see gold spiking through $2,000 an ounce by the end of this year.


A world without growth is a possibility

The author of Extreme Money, Satyajit Das, says that governments are fixated on economic growth strategies to get out of the sovereign debt mess they are in. But he says they don't appear to have considered what will happen if growth does not recover