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A leading Conservative business figure has quit the party after almost 40 years, citing the party’s alleged “f*** business” attitude and willingness to put vulnerable groups on the front line of a culture war. Iain Anderson, founder of the Cicero public relations group and named “LGBT business champion” in Boris Johnson’s government in September 2021,
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Investors joining Amazon’s earning call earlier this month were greeted with a surprise guest: the group’s chief executive, Andy Jassy. Unlike Apple’s Tim Cook, Meta’s Mark Zuckerberg or Alphabet’s Sundar Pichai, it is rare that an Amazon chief executive — whether Jassy or his predecessor Jeff Bezos — puts himself up for the quarterly session
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What’s the best language through which to understand the complex events of the world today? Is it economic? Political? Cultural? I’ve begun to think it might be psychological. Psychologists (at least many of those I know) tend to divide the world up into two types of personalities: paranoids, who operate as if they are always
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One of the UK pension industry’s biggest asset managers abandoned mark-to-market pricing on funds reeling from the country’s government bond crisis last year, instead choosing higher values that presented a rosier picture of its position. The highly unusual and previously unreported move by Insight Investment came at the height of the September crisis that began
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A crackdown by the United States securities regulator on crypto staking could have unintended consequences for decentralized finance, according to the head of business development at Lido DAO.     Jacob Blish — who leads business development at Lido’s decentralized autonomous organization — told Bloomberg in a Feb. 13 report that the most significant risk would be if the SEC
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As the UK entered a cost of living crisis in recent months, private equity headhunter Sita Kolossa had a surreal conversation with a client about his salary. “He told me £1mn was not enough,” she said, sounding aghast, noting that this figure excluded his bonus. “I mean, what do I even do with that?”. While
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The ill-gotten crypto from one of the industry’s largest exploits is on the move again, with on-chain data showing another $46 million of stolen funds has just shifted from the hacker’s wallet. The Wormhole attack was the third-largest crypto hack in 2022, resulting from an exploit of Wormhole’s token bridge in February 2022. Around $321 million
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Bridgewater Associates’ co-chief investment officer has warned about a recession that is “much more difficult” and “much more painful” than what we’ve been accustomed to. “The dam has been broken where fiscal policymakers are now part of the story,” said the executive of the world’s largest hedge fund. Bridgewater Executive’s Recession Warning Karen Karniol-Tambour, Bridgewater
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U.S. Federal Reserve Governor Christopher Waller has warned that crypto prices could fall to zero at some point. “Please don’t be surprised and don’t expect taxpayers to socialize your losses” when that happens, the Fed governor stressed. Crypto Prices Could Go to Zero, Fed Official Warns Federal Reserve Governor Christopher J. Waller warned about the
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Ministers are taking a “big gamble” on energy prices easing further after failure to reach an agreement on increasing the UK’s gas storage capacity in time for next winter, the government’s top adviser on infrastructure has warned. Sir John Armitt, chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, told the Financial Times that while the UK needed
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Israel’s president has appealed to the hardline new government to delay a contested judicial overhaul, warning that mounting political polarisation had left the country “on the brink of constitutional and social collapse”. In a primetime address on Sunday night, Isaac Herzog urged the new administration, headed by prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to seek a compromise
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Russian authorities have released the recently arrested co-founder of crypto exchange Bitzlato, said to have processed illicit funds worth millions of U.S. dollars. Anton Shkurenko, who was questioned in Moscow, denies the French charges against him that became the reason for his brief detention. Shkurenko Says Potential Case Against Him in Russia Won’t Interfere With
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