Author: Richard Hoblyn

How capital markets firms got established and operated before the era of regulation

In February I managed to blag (so I’m blogging it now) my way to the London Hilton for a conference entitled “European Family Office Conference”. The cost was almost $3,000 but I managed a freebie less my cost to get…

Russia should be allowed to extend its EMPIRE

Russia should be allowed to extend its empire. For the last 6 months or so the media has projected images of the slaughter in Syria and highlighted the clear divisions between the West (USA, UK, and France) & the Russian…

Welcome to ZOMBIEVILLE

Since my last post in December I haven’t posted a blog either on Enterprise Britain or Hoblyn & King so apologies for the apparent arid writing conditions but I do have a confession to make and a sort of (poor)…

FREEDOM…..my experience

I remember sitting in various stockbrokers, offices during the early 1980’s listening to ‘experienced’, elderly and wise stockbrokers discussing the upcoming ‘Big Bang’ in the City. Many of them were saying that the exchange, the market and the country would…

Sixteen Trillion and Counting

The next time you turn on your television and hear democrats, republicans, liberal democrats, tories, whigs et all discuss any form of National Debt spare a thought for the American middle classes who are staring at bankruptcy. Many people have…

Opportunity Knocks if you’re from over the pond

I was recollecting what DaveCam has so often said about ‘Opportunity’ in the UK. My confession is that I’ve blogged about the Conservative hyprocrisy about opportunity before. Let’s have a recap shall we? I’ve thought for some years that “opportunity…

Red Tape RED OCTOBER

I’ve been a vocal opponent of ALL forms of regulation for some years now as readers of this blog know too well. Not only that I am against ALL forms of reconditioning of the workforce. By that I mean this…

Black Monday -25th Anniversary

Where were you on BLACK MONDAY? I’ve been asked this a few times over the years and since CNBC is doing a bulletin on it today here is my recollection. Actually the problems started in the weeks prior to 19th…

We are near the APEX of the crisis, much nearer to it than millions think

The global financial, economic and social crisis is nearly at its apex point. Apex (Latin for top, peak, summit) How do I know this? Well, I work largely on a combination of fact and feel. This is called a HUNCH…

Identity

Ed Milliband walks into Nat West bank to cash a cheque. As he approaches the cashier he says “Good morning , could you please cash this cheque for me”? Cashier: “It would be my pleasure Sir. Could you please show…