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  • Summer Internships: The Latest

    May 8, 2020 by

    While the death rates associated with the current Coronavirus pandemic seem to be subsiding in many parts of the world, and it would appear that here in the UK, we are past the peak, there is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding the future. One aspect of this is regarding summer finance internships. Normally, students… Read more

  • How can the UK government afford to fund its coronavirus aid package?

    March 31, 2020 by

    “There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen.” — Vladimir Lenin If you have been following the news recently in the UK, you’ll likely be aware that new measures have come into place to protect businesses who have had to close temporarily, and to workers who have been furloughed (on a temporary leave of absence).… Read more

  • COVID-19: A Financial Explanation

    March 27, 2020 by

    First and foremost, I hope that you and your families are safe and healthy during this difficult time. Remember to follow the advice of your local authorities, and we can only pray that life will return to normality as soon as possible. The coronavirus pandemic has created an unprecedented situation. Entire countries and continents are… Read more

  • Investing 101: The FTSE 100

    January 12, 2020 by

    Welcome back after the Christmas holidays and New Year celebrations. I hope you’re feeling inspired and ready for a year of learning about finance! Let’s get straight into the article: Ever heard the term ‘FTSE 100’ (pronounced footsie), and wondered what it meant? You’re not alone. Often, you hear financial terms bandied around, whether on… Read more

  • 2019: Thank You

    December 26, 2019 by

    5 months ago, almost to this day, The Student Investor was born. Did I ever imagine that, five months down the line, it would have been read by 5,000 people worldwide? Could I have possibly predicted that students and adults alike from 55 different countries would have read the blog? Or that it would have… Read more

  • Week in Review: The U.K. Election

    December 16, 2019 by

    Wow. What a week! An emotional rollercoaster. Somehow, irrespective of Stormzy, Gary Neville, Lily Allen, and Danny De Vito’s rallying for people to vote for the Labour Party across the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, the Conservative leader, recorded the largest majority victory for several decades. It was emphatic, resounding, and somewhat embarrassing for Jeremy Corbyn,… Read more

  • Investing 101: Repelling the Sharks

    December 11, 2019 by

    Pac-Man. Golden Parachutes. Greenmail. These are probably three terms or phrases that you didn’t expect to see at the beginning of an investment article. But, throughout the course of this post, you’ll be acquainted with these terms and learn exactly what they mean and how they’re relevant in the world of investment, and, in particular,… Read more

  • The Week in Review: 1/12/2019

    December 2, 2019 by

    The financial world enjoyed, and equally endured, some great surprises this week. The last seven days saw LVMH’s acquisition of Tiffany and Co, Uber’s licensing troubles in London, and Tesla’s nightmare public demonstration, among other events. If none of these events ring a bell, or mean anything in particular to you, don’t worry, because over… Read more

  • Q&A: A Conversation with Jack Bull (J.P. Morgan)

    November 29, 2019 by

    There are few companies that are as synonymous with success around the world as J.P. Morgan. The investment bank is regarded as one of the ten most profitable companies of all time, and it’s clear to see why. It’s the pinnacle of the financial world; the Rolls Royce of financial institutions. So, to be able… Read more

  • Investing 101: Mergers and Acquisitions – Part 2

    November 19, 2019 by

    Before getting into the crux of this short article, if you’ve not read Part 1 of Investing 101: Mergers and Acquisitions, click on the link and give it a read first! Also, feel free to subscribe to email updates at the bottom of this page. It means that you’ll be sent posts from The Student… Read more

  • The Week in Review 17/11/2019

    November 17, 2019 by

    According to a report published last year, 98% of students in the U.S. don’t regularly read a newspaper. Their rationale is that technology allows them to easily access the latest media via Twitter, Apple News, or other online applications. In truth, I think the real reason is that it can be hard to digest. After… Read more

  • Q&A: The Editor

    October 13, 2019 by

    Recently, I´ve had various people send me emails or messages saying that they´ve really enjoyed reading The Student Investor, but that they´d like to know more about me and why I decided to start the blog. Therefore, I´ve decided to answer several questions that I received across various social media platforms, to give you an… Read more

  • Investing 101: Mergers and Acquisitions – Part 1

    October 6, 2019 by

    NB: This is Part 1 of a several part introduction to Mergers and Acquisitions. Stay tuned for further instalments! If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you’ve probably noticed that the term Mergers and Acquisitions or M&A’s, has appeared several times. It is a frequently used term in the financial world, and one that… Read more

  • Investing 101: Inside an Investment Bank

    September 27, 2019 by

    Nearly all investment banks divide their operations into several areas – the front office, middle office, and back office. These three integral parts to an investment bank are often bandied about in conversations, with few truly knowing exactly what goes on in each division. So, to uncover the truth, read on! The Front Office: If… Read more

  • Investing 101 – What are Securities?

    September 20, 2019 by

    I’m now twelve posts in to my blog, which roughly equates to two articles per week since inception – something that I’m quite proud of. However, it’s come to my attention that a large proportion of my posts have been more niche and advanced than I intended when I first set out creating this blog.… Read more

  • Post 11: Investment Internship Applications

    September 15, 2019 by

    If you’re like me, and you’re looking for an internship at a large financial institution next summer, the odds are you’ve most likely started applying to companies’ internship programmes. Below, I’ll give you the lowdown on what to expect, and some tips to help you out. Firstly, the internship application process is unnecessarily arduous. There… Read more

  • Post 10: Yuan Devaluation: An Uneven Trade War

    September 1, 2019 by

    Yuan Devaluation: An Uneven Trade War Written by Ross Fehily Earlier this month, trade tensions between the U.S. and China escalated to a new degree with the addition of an extra ten per cent on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods. Asset prices fell across the board, as equities, bond yields and oil all tumbled.… Read more

  • Post 9: Football Index – A Wise Investment?

    August 26, 2019 by

    I live and breathe football. Like most football fanatics out there, I have been known to stay up late on occasions to scout some under-19 talent in a local Chilean derby. I’ve also spent countless hours attempting to lead FC Podillya Khmelnytskyi of the Ukranian Second Tier, and Altrincham FC of the Vanarama National League… Read more

  • Post 7: Three Fallacies Surrounding Impact Investing

    August 14, 2019 by

    Many believe that it is impossible to invest in something that provides good financial returns, as well as positive social and environmental benefits. For them, it is one or the other – impact investing may lead to positive social change, but it won’t provide market rate returns. However, this blog post will go through the… Read more

  • Post 5: Factor Investing – The Lowdown

    August 4, 2019 by

    When investors are looking to invest their money in stocks, funds, bonds etc, there are many things to consider. For example, what kind of rate of return are they looking for?  How much exposure to risk are they willing to have? What kind of companies do they want to invest in? How will potential macro… Read more

  • Post 3: Impact Investing

    July 25, 2019 by

    During my internship at Maimon Wealth, I’ve learnt a lot of new things. One of these is the concept of impact investing, which I’m going to explain below… What is Impact Investing? Impact investing is the idea of funding companies and organisations that generate social and/or environmental benefits, alongside a financial return. Effectively, it allows investors to take charge… Read more

  • Post 2: 5 Internship Tips to get you started

    July 25, 2019 by

    Okay, so this post isn’t specifically about investment or investing, but I’m going to be using my experiences from investment internships to offer advice and tips. Internships can be daunting. A) They’re notoriously difficult to secure in the investment field, and B) There’s a lot of pressure to succeed. I’m lucky enough to have experienced… Read more

  • Post 1: Welcome

    July 25, 2019 by

    Welcome to my new investment blog! This project is something that I’ve been planning for a while, but I haven’t had the confidence or ability to go ahead with it until now. So, here it is – The Student Investor. Why? Why am I creating this blog? Well, i’ve always enjoyed writing online, as per… Read more

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