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David Harbage

David Harbage

David recently retired, after more than 37 years working in the asset management parts of Barclays, most recently serving as Investment Director within its Stockbrokers arm. A qualified banker (Trustee Diploma) and in stock exchange securities, he has managed retail and institutional monies for a wide range of the bank's domestic client base with a focus on the UK equity market. David's leisure interests feature sport (notably football & golf), travel (both at home & overseas), reading (from topical current affairs to biographies) and music.

Most Recent Blog Posts

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A view on financial markets - 'A man for all seasons'

22nd May 2020 By: David Harbage

The last blog ‘At the Crossroads’ prompted considerable conversation surrounding the immediate outlook for financial markets, with readers seemingly reflecting investors’ positioning...

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A view on financial markets - At the crossroads

7th May 2020 By: David Harbage

Investors have experienced a turbulent and very uncomfortable 2020 to date, with the COVID-19 pandemic surprising us all and inducing a level of uncertainty rarely seen in our lifetimes. If dear reade...

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A view on financial markets: 'March Winds'

2nd April 2020 By: David Harbage

“March winds and April showers bring May flowers” so says the nineteenth century proverb. Well, we can’t be sure what April will bring but March 2020 was the stormiest month – ...

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A view on financial markets, a new threat

6th March 2020 By: David Harbage

After worrying about trade tariffs and Brexit last year, investors now face a new fear – of an entirely different sort – in the form of COVID-19, better known as the Coronavirus. The first...

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A view on financial markets, a new decade beckons

13th January 2020 By: David Harbage

This blog has regularly provided an update on what has been occurring in financial markets and, as we move into a new decade, it may be helpful to follow up the previous article dated 3 October 2019 b...

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Identify the theme, and a potential beneficiary

25th October 2019 By: David Harbage

Active fund managers are those who endeavour to outperform a particular benchmark, such as UK equity’s FTSE100, as opposed to passive investors who seek to track or match an index. The reader mi...

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A view on financial markets, ahead of 'B' Day

4th October 2019 By: David Harbage

This blog has regularly provided an update on what has been occurring in financial markets and, as we turn into the final quarter of the year, it may be helpful to follow up the previous article dated...

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UK PLC - overseas buyers think we're cheap

20th August 2019 By: David Harbage

Yesterday afternoon’s announcement that one of the UK’s biggest pub operators, Greene King, had received and recommended acceptance of an 850p cash offer should come as little surprise to ...

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Two other deep value alternative investments, beyond listed equity

16th August 2019 By: David Harbage

In yesterday’s blog, a number of alternatives to stock market quoted company shares were discussed – from inflation-linked bonds to warehouse property, absolute return-focused funds to com...

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Where else to invest, beyond company shares?

14th August 2019 By: David Harbage

  In the last blog, three weeks ago, the author considered the immediate prospects for the UK’s financial markets following the appointment of a new prime minister – anticipating st...

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