The last couple of weeks have elevated FAANG constituents (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google – now Alphabet) to the spotlight, once again, with no shortage of headline-grabbing events for the media to turn their attention to.
Former Bailiff Sir Geoffrey Rowland QC has been appointed as chairman of Bailiwick Investments Limited.
Sir Geoffrey, who was appointed to the board in October 2016, became chairman following the retirement of Jurat David Lowe OBE who has stepped down from the board. Susie Farnon has also been appointed as a non-executive director and will join Sir Geoffrey and Jersey resident, John Henwood MBE on the board of the Channel Islands-based closed-ended investment company.
Bailiwick Investments Limited has substantial equity holdings in a number of businesses based in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man including SandpiperCI, Jacksons, Oatlands Village, Guernsey Recycling Group, The International Stock Exchange, SigmaRoc (owner of Ronez) and Prospero.
There is no escaping the fact that social media platforms have helped propel the beauty industry in recent years, making the array of products more visible than ever before. These platforms have bought us closer to the celebrities we are obsessed with mimicking, and the rapid rise of the coveted Instagram influencer has given us more reasons to feel inferior in our own skin. This is all coupled with thousands of hours’ worth of YouTube tutorials each demonstrating how we too can transform ourselves from mere mortals into Wonder Woman look-a-likes.
A joint initiative between the Guernsey Football Association and Ravenscroft, which aims to development football volunteers and coaches of the future has encouraged more of Guernsey’s young people to give time back to the sport and seen more girls becoming involved with the sport.
Football for Everyone was launched two years ago following discussions between senior representatives of football in Guernsey on the island and sponsor Ravenscroft who have a collective ambition to support and develop the youth game by enabling and encouraging participation of both boys and girls of all abilities.
After a three kilometre swim and 120km on a bike, Guernsey triathlete Andrea Nightingale came home as the first Briton but missed out on a podium place by just 49 seconds in her first Aquabike race. Racing as part of Team GB, Andrea was taking part in the ITU Multi - Sport Age-Group World Championships in Fyn, Denmark. ‘I was, of course, delighted and amazed that I was the first GB athlete home…
Ravenscroft has agreed terms to acquire a 25% shareholding of MXC Capital (UK) Limited (“MXCUK”). The deal, which is worth £2.25 million, has been agreed between Ravenscroft Holdings Limited, MXCUK and MXC Guernsey Limited, which is a subsidiary of AIM quoted MXC Capital Limited (“MXC”). MXCUK is also a subsidiary of MXC and is the holding company of the group’s transactional…
At the end of March, we wrote about the rise in the volatility of markets and how, in many respects, this was a reflection of the growing angst amongst investors: there was simply more to worry about. Since that point, if we look at the broader equity markets, such as the MSCI World Index, we can see that they have rallied strongly, clawing back the losses of the first quarter and pushing into positive territory.
Ravenscroft Limited has been appointed as intermediary for the following offer: Tritax EuroBox plc Intention to Float - Initial Public Offering to raise up to £300 million (c. €340 million) for investment in Continental European logistics real estate assets Tritax EuroBox plc, a newly established closed-ended investment company incorporated in England and Wales, today announces its intention…
Being an advisory stockbroker involves going on investment journeys with our clients. Having regular client contact means we suffer the lows but also enjoy the highs. The world is becoming increasingly connected and financial markets are moving ever faster which keeps us on our toes and means we can never stop learning. That said there are some fundamental principals that have helped during my advisory stockbroking career.