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2019-20, Issue 3

February 20, 2020

The Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) has been a reliable source of market-linked returns for investors since its inception in January 1993 with the S&P 500 SPDR. An ETF tracks an index or a basket of securities, usually stocks, in order to provid...

February 19, 2020

COVID-19, the coronavirus whose first case was recorded last December, has quickly become the most serious epidemic since the SARS outbreak in 2003. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the outbreak a global health emergency, wi...

February 19, 2020

The search for yield has sent investors putting more money than ever into alternative assets as the returns from conventional sources of equity and bonds show lack of income and limited diversification opportunities. With several bonds yiel...

February 17, 2020

As of 14th February, there has been over 63,000 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus and more than 1,3000 deaths. With many Chinese cities on partial, or full lock down, the suspension of airline carries such as BA to/ from China, and the ext...

February 17, 2020

Increasing pressure from governments to reach net-zero carbon emissions within the coming decades combined with the electrification of transport and industrial sectors make it unlikely that wind and solar power can meet these increasing dem...

February 16, 2020

From 2016 until August 2019, President Donald Trump sent out more than 14,000 tweets, attacking American trading partners, political foes, media companies, and celebrating the strength of the United States and its publicly traded companies....

February 16, 2020

The role of modern financial firms was originally thought of as separate from the political and geo-political sphere. Recently, modern finance has grown to play an increasingly pivotal role within political decision making, which has often...

February 12, 2020

Barry E. James, Chair of the British Blockchain & Frontier Tech Association was a keynote speaker at the 2020 Warwick FinTech Conference, speaking about “FinTech & the Future of Money, Banks & Civilisation”. Through his talk and an intervie...

November 27, 2019

With many European economies stuck in a low growth, low inflation and low interest rate environment, it is difficult not to start drawing comparisons with Japan’s economic performance over the last few decades – a process some economists ha...

November 27, 2019

I’ve always believed that, paradoxically, Brexit will only bolster the EU. In a calculated move, we will be (and have been) offered a deal so undesirable as to deter anti-EU movements in other countries. Such punitive disposition echoes the...

November 27, 2019

It’s hard to imagine the world in 2049. But China can, and they’re investing over $1 trillion in it. They call it: the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Introduced in 2013 by the leader of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, the BRI is...

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The Review is the official publication of the Warwick Finance Societies - providing readers with a comprehensive insight into the world of finance and the major factors it is shaped by. Our writing team meets regularly to debate and exchange ideas, allowing us to critically analyse ongoing developments in business, policy and financial markets