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  • 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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