Having dyslexia had a big impact on me socially, and it was a challenge to navigate the academic world. Still, I spent my last two years of high school at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 1990, took a
While the first quarter of 2012 will likely be the weakest for the base metals, prices should improve as the year progresses, the bank added.
But looking ahead to 2012, based upon a number of analysts' projections and two surveys -- one from mining executives and another from coin dealers, the next 12 months should be a strong period for gold, silver and platinum prices.
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.
"2012 will not be 'business as usual'," the bank's chairman Urs Rohner and Chief Executive Brady Dougan said in the memo, which was seen by Reuters.
In its global outlook for 2012, HSBC Global Asset Management argues that frequent rotations in sentiment in markets reflect the fact that officials have been applying a 'band-aid' approach to addressing fundamental problems
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”.