Michael Murray

Michael Murray

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Michael Murray: The potentially disruptive impact of technology on business models is often overlooked by investors seeking value

Michael Murray: The potentially disruptive impact of technology on business models is often overlooked by investors seeking value

By nature, I am a conservative investor.

Michael Murray: If Sinn Féin is a driving force in the next government, will the last investor to leave the country please turn out the lights?

Michael Murray: If Sinn Féin is a driving force in the next government, will the last investor to leave the country please turn out the lights?

It's November 2015 and you are reflecting on your 65th birthday just over a year ago.

Michael Murray: Compass Group is an ideal multinational contract caterer whose shares I am happy to tuck away for the long term

Michael Murray: Compass Group is an ideal multinational contract caterer whose shares I am happy to tuck away for the long term

Relative safety, decent growth, and an attractive yield - all wrapped up in a single asset.

The Permanent problem: how do you fix a broken bank?

The Permanent problem: how do you fix a broken bank?

The future for Permanent TSB remains uncertain, and last week's agm will have brought little comfort for investors, writes Michael Murray.

Michael Murray: I seek out value, as opposed to instant growth. That's why I bought some shares in Bank of Ireland last week

Michael Murray: I seek out value, as opposed to instant growth. That's why I bought some shares in Bank of Ireland last week

Last week, I referred to people's emotional attachment to bricks and mortar - and their often sniffy disinterest in holding shares in a company.

Michael Murray: Property fever is here again, for better or worse, but you might be better off looking at alternatives to physical ownership

Michael Murray: Property fever is here again, for better or worse, but you might be better off looking at alternatives to physical ownership

Most Irish people seem addicted to property as an asset class.

Michael Murray: Financial education is the missing piece in the pension jigsaw

Michael Murray: Financial education is the missing piece in the pension jigsaw

Not too often does a British chancellor of the exchequer copy an initiative taken by an Irish finance minister on fiscal policy.

Michael Murray: Kuka - a promising German robot maker with real growth potential

Michael Murray: Kuka - a promising German robot maker with real growth potential

The challenges of identifying promising opportunities in the fast-moving high-tech sector have become more complicated as the pace of innovation has speeded up.

Michael Murray: Michael Noonan knows what he is doing on the issue of buy-to-lets. So make sure that you do too

Michael Murray: Michael Noonan knows what he is doing on the issue of buy-to-lets. So make sure that you do too

History teaches us some lessons.

Michael Murray: Shareholders in Colgate Palmolive can afford a broad white smile at the performance of their stock

Michael Murray: Shareholders in Colgate Palmolive can afford a broad white smile at the performance of their stock

With no apparent end in sight to ultra-low interest rates, neither cash nor bonds looks like an attractive asset class at present.

Michael Murray: Sometimes, with a little legwork, the private investor can get ahead of his institutional counterparts

Michael Murray: Sometimes, with a little legwork, the private investor can get ahead of his institutional counterparts

Modern technology has been a boon to private investors, facilitating as it has access to as much information as, historically, only institutional investors had.

Michael Murray: More funding for SMEs is vital, both for a recovery in the domestic economy and for healthy banks

Michael Murray: More funding for SMEs is vital, both for a recovery in the domestic economy and for healthy banks

Three weeks ago, Professor Morgan Kelly warned that the problems of SMEs and their burden of borrowing were a potential threat to a sustained recovery in the domestic economy.

Michael Murray: Dalata is not for the faint-hearted, but its top class management team has the potential to achieve something special

Michael Murray: Dalata is not for the faint-hearted, but its top class management team has the potential to achieve something special

Before buying shares in the hotel sector, investors usually have the opportunity to visit and inspect the investee company's operating assets.

Michael Murray: The latest Brussels proposals on bankers' pay are daft, and likely to have the opposite effect to what is intended

Michael Murray: The latest Brussels proposals on bankers' pay are daft, and likely to have the opposite effect to what is intended

Seeking to tame the global financial sector is akin to trying to put tidiness and order into a large urn of spaghetti.

Glanbia a favourite to buy US Monster Milk'

Glanbia a favourite to buy US Monster Milk'

Food, ingredients and performance nutrition group Glanbia remains one of two strong favourites to acquire the US private equity owned CytoSport.