Latest News - Colin McLean
McLean: don't derail the corporate gravytrain, reroute it
February means results season. But companies will be struggling to find positives for 2018 - for many it was a year to forget.
McLean: IPO accounting rules flatter to deceive
This year produced a bumper crop of initial public offerings (IPOs).
McLean: human attention spans can't deal with sustainability
Even with shorter company lifespans and longer human ones, the practice of investing remains rooted in the moment
McLean: globalisation is not the natural order
For most investors there is a deep-rooted belief in the steady ascendency of emerging economies
Colin McLean: FTSE does not reflect vitality of UK tech
Investors are affected too much by mood, and it is hard to separate emotion from fact.
Phantastic objects and the lies we tell about performance
What do investment clients expect of returns, costs and risks?
Investors need to learn to spot the growth imposters
Looking no further than earnings per share to estimate growth rates has become a risky approach
Colin McLean: prospects are good, but fear complacency
Most investors entered 2018 more confident, having learned over the last 12 months that taking risk pays off
McLean: Mifid II surprises in fund research shakeout
Incentives are often overlooked as a key issue in behavioural finance;
Colin McLean: how to react when your stocks blow up
Sometimes stocks behave badly – how should investment managers react?
Mifid II has exposed huge holes in wealth due diligence
When you reflect on your operational due diligence process for assessing funds, do you or your colleagues ever think – is our process robust? Do we ask all the right questions in the right way?
Tip of the iceberg: why are wealth firms culling jobs?
After a number of wealth firms announced job cuts, we look at whether this is the start of a wider industry trend.
Three ESG veterans on their top investible megatrends
We present five ideas from fund managers on themes and stocks which could give investors bang for their buck in more ways than one