INSIGHT

Press release

SORBUS PARTNERS LLP continues to strengthen its UK presence with Laurence Forrester joining the firm.

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SORBUS spotlight: slowdown

The script for 2022 was not supposed to run like this. After the crisis of the pandemic in 2020 and the lingering lockdowns of 2021, 2022 was supposed to be the year that the global economy roared back to life.

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Inflation is here to stay

Our founding partner, Max Thowless-Reeves speaking exclusively to WealthBriefing, gives his thoughts on inflation and interest rates.

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SORBUS spotlight: the British jobs market: uncomfortably tight

According to the Office for Budget Responsibility, the arms-length body that provides the government’s official economic forecasts, British households are set for a miserable year. Their real disposable income is forecast to undergo its steepest fall since at least the 1950s.

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Ukraine update

Deciphering what is happening on the ground in Ukraine, or Russia for that matter, is difficult. Not just because the veracity of the reports or news has to be examined (on every side), but because the narrative attached to it differs depending on the perspective.

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SORBUS spotlight: central banking gets exciting

In 2022 we have seen the first decisive steps in unwinding the largest economic experiment ever undertaken: the mass injection of debt and liquidity into the economy after the financial crisis. Surging inflation is now compelling central bankers and governments to react.

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Bitcoin

We last spoke about Bitcoin in 2013: “We would classify them as an interesting fad, Bitcoins are structurally flawed but an alternative online non-governmental currency may well endure”.

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Property investing – a cautionary tale

Perhaps it is fitting that the US election limps rather than sprints towards a resolution. When half of the population no longer trusts the media (not unreasonably), separating truth from fiction is a more arduous task than it used to be.

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Tesla the madness of cars

$2,000 a share was an important milestone for Tesla, at that price it was valued at $372bn. This seems like a big number and we are reminded of Senator Dirksen’s famous quote “A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money.“

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Machines of loving grace

I like to think (and
the sooner the better!)
of a cybernetic meadow
where mammals and computers
live together in mutually
programming harmony
like pure water
touching clear sky.

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