Low interest rates are supposed to stimulate economic activity. Very low interest rates are supposed to stimulate economic activity even more. This linear thinking, which dominates monetary policymaking, is now being questioned.
Those arguing the case for Modern Monetary Theory are starting to be heard. Our Chief Investment Officer explains, however, why its advocates are presenting no more than the infamous Magic Money Tree.
The strong performance of the US economy relative to Europe tells us much about asset allocation between the two regions and offers an interesting segue into to the UK’s political crossroads.
Why we believe yesterday’s speech by Fed Chairman Powell is positive for the stock market and signals a new, more sophisticated, approach to central banking
Why we believe October’s correction is more about crowd behaviour than economic fundamentals.
George Cooper explains how pension assets should be invested and why recent attempts to ‘de-risk’ pension schemes are causing systemic risks in the pension system as a whole.
George Cooper looks at our cognitive bias towards overly dramatic, overly negative narratives and why the facts, most often, paint a different picture.
Our Chief Investment Officer, George Cooper, explains why chasing dividend yield can lead to a portfolio of yesterday’s corporate losers and tomorrow's corporate failures.
The definitive guide to how we think, what we do and how you can invest in the Equitile Resilience Fund.
George Cooper looks at why equity markets are performing so well, despite rising interest rates, and explains why the inflation protection offered by equities may become more valuable.
We are hard-wired to prefer predictable environments but our craving for certainty often gets the better of us. One unusual profession, however, might offer some valuable lessons for all investors.
In light of the Financial Conduct Authority’s recently published Asset Management Market Study, Equitile’s CIO George Cooper discusses how the asset management industry could be encouraged to police itself better.
In an evolving, innovative economy it is important to have an adaptive investment strategy. Our CIO, George Cooper, discusses some of the qualities we look for in the companies we invest in and some of the qualities we seek to avoid.
With UK home ownership in decline and the dream of widespread share ownership now just that, Equitile's CEO writes for CapX on the implications for the public policy debate.
Why do we have a crisis in economic theory? Equitile's Chief Investment Officer to share his perspectives at the Cambridge University Marshall Society.
In the heat of the presidential debate, few would have noticed one proposal on the Trump campaign trail that, if put into practice, would be a game-changer. Equitile explores the potential impact of an important footnote to the President-Elect's tax plans.
George Cooper reflects on the lessons of the year passed and muses on what may lie ahead. With Donald Trump just days away from the US Presidency, this year the exercise feels more worthwhile than ever before.
Corporate longevity is in secular decline while we, on average, are living longer. As new firms uproot the old at an increasing rate, Equitile asks what this means for a traditional buy-and-hold investment approach.
Financial markets are pricing higher profits and a higher cost of borrowing while voters expect higher wages. Is this Trump’s impossible trinity?
In this second part George argues the investment climate is getting tougher with bonds priced to deliver especially disappointing returns. However, equities should still comfortably outperform income growth over coming decades.
In the first part of his latest two-part investment letter George Cooper goes back to the Swinging Sixties to offer a few thoughts on hedonism and the value of money in order to explain why inflation is a poor measure of investment success.
Modern economics needs to embrace a new way of looking at and understanding the world if financial crises are to be prevented in the future. George Cooper talks to Juliette Foster at Share Radio about his new book 'Fixing Economics'.
Quantitative easing is only stimulating asset markets, not the real economy, says George Cooper, CIO at Equitile Investments in Bloomberg Interview.
Equitile's Chief Investment Officer, George Cooper, talks to Bloomberg Radio on the underlying causes of the "electoral revolt" seen in the EU referendum.
As corporate debt levels around the world continue to rise Andrew McNally explores some new work in theoretical finance that suggests companies might not be as in control as we thought.
In his second investment letter Equitile's Chief Investment Officer, George Cooper, looks at the deep-rooted causes of Brexit and asks what the implications are for investors navigating a new socio-economic order.
Andrew McNally explores whether a fairer fee model, one that rewards managers for investment success, might lead to a more sustainable active investment management industry and mitigate some of the external costs associated with passive investing.
George Cooper writes for International Banker magazine on why monetary policy needs a serious rethink.
Central bankers are bordering on irresponsible behaviour, by forcing debt into economies, that will ultimately cause deflation says Equitile's Chief Investment Officer, George Cooper.
Equitile's Chief Executive Officer, Andrew McNally, writes in the Financial Times on why the Panama Affair creates a golden opportunity for the UK funds industry.
In their inaugural Investment Letter, George Cooper and Andrew McNally show how Equitile's unique investment approach works in practice and explain why they launched the Equitile Resilience Fund.
In an article for MoneyWeek, Andrew McNally examines what makes a company resilient and allows it to survive and thrive in a fast changing and uncertain world.
In both Westminster and the City PQE has been greeted with a combination of astonishment and derision. George Cooper writes for The Independent on why it might not be as crazy as some commentators suggest.
Andrew McNally, in an article for Moneyweek, looks at the value of financial prudence in corporations and how trusting relationships with customers might depend upon it.
No politician talks about why companies create so much debt. Andrew McNally, writes for Prospect Magazine on why a change to the tax treatment of interest expenses in corporations should be on the political agenda.
Many of the principle-agents problems in corporations, although often seen as an equity problem, might in fact be down to excessive reliance on debt finance.
In a light-hearted view look at the crisis in economic thinking, George Cooper presents at Nudgestock: The world’s only cool behavioural finance conference.
George Cooper talks to World Finance on the crisis in economic thinking as explored in his second book, Money, Blood and Revolution.
Tim Haig explores George’s vision of a simplified model of economic systems and the engine of prosperity.
In his book, Debtonator, Equitile's Chief Executive Officer, Andrew McNally, looks at the risks posed by excessive corporate debt and how greater use of equity might be better for everyone.
A two part interview with John Authers of The Financial Times about Money, Blood and Revolution.
At Equitile we believe it is impossible to understand either macroeconomics or financial markets without first understanding the role of money and debt in the economic system.
George Coopers speaks to Ross Ashcroft of The Renegede Economist on the scientific revolution in which economics and finance now finds itself.
Andrew McNally writes for the Daily Telegraph on the declining use of equity finance and how our reliance on debt to fund future growth is a source of extreme wealth inequality.
Politicians of all shades seem united on one thing at least: the need for banks to keep lending. Since the financial crisis, getting credit flowing has been the main goal of financial policy. Equitile's Chief Executive Officer, Andrew McNally, writes for the Financial Times on why they might be missing a more creditable solution.
Economics is a broken science, living in a kind of Alice in Wonderland state believing in multiple, inconsistent, things at the same time. In his second book George Cooper examines the scientific revolution in which economics now finds itself.
In a series of disarmingly simple arguments George Cooper challenges the core principles of today's economic orthodoxy and explains how we have created an economy that is inherently unstable and crisis prone.