From the monthly archives: February 2016

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First State Global Listed Infrastructure Fund Talking Factsheet

We are excited to announce the latest Talking Factsheet to be added to the Square Mile Academy of Funds. Senior Investment Research Analyst Amaya Assan describes the First State Global Listed Infrastructure fund...

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Manager changes to the AXA Distribution fund

Square Mile Investment Consulting & Research has suspended its A rating on the AXA Distribution fund following the departure of lead manager, Richard Marwood.

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The Power of Compounding

It's difficult to begin to write about compound interest without being tempted into hackneyed quotes from Albert Einstein. Since this article is only partially about compound interest, I shall resist with some enthusiasm. Even investment professionals, myself included, can lose sight of the power of compounding, and the impact that it can have over time is nothing short of staggering. Let me illustrate with an example which appears a little abstruse to begin with but the reasons for it will become clear as I move on to the main theme of the article.

Let's begin by going back to Ancient Egyptian times, say 2,000 BC. Imagine that we have a 1 metre cubed block. Now this block is added to each year and grows at a 2% rate. My question is how big will the block be today?

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Square Mile hires Grant Mitchinson as Client Relationship Manager for Scotland, Northern Ireland and North East England

Square Mile Investment Consulting and Research Ltd today confirms the appointment of Grant Mitchinson as a client relationship manager. He will be responsible for building adviser relationships and promoting Square Mile's services in Scotland, Northern Ireland and North East England.

Grant joins from Aviva PLC where he was Regional Sales Manager for Scotland, Northern Ireland and North East England, responsible for adviser sales across the Aviva Platform and Aviva Investor funds.   He has more than 36 years' financial services experience and brings a wealth of industry knowledge and a wide network of contacts within the sector.

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