Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Articles by Michael Murray

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.

Glanbia poised for growth through American acquisition

Glanbia poised for growth through American acquisition

Glanbia is buoyant after another year of strong growth and can make more moves in the growing performance nutrition market, writes Michael Murray.

Michael Murray: What is fascinating to watch are the developments with e-cigarettes. Big Tobacco is playing a blinder

Michael Murray: What is fascinating to watch are the developments with e-cigarettes. Big Tobacco is playing a blinder

The past few weeks have been interesting for investors in uranium and tobacco.

Michael Murray: Unfair to bash banks over ‘failure’ to lend to SMEs

Michael Murray: Unfair to bash banks over ‘failure’ to lend to SMEs

The banking industry across the Anglo Saxon world has deserved 90 per cent of the criticism that has been levelled at it over the past five years.

State and unions set for clash on jobs outsourcing

State and unions set for clash on jobs outsourcing

The government is set for a battle with unions over plans to outsource public sector jobs to the private sector.

The Kerry miracle

The Kerry miracle

Management are anticipating high single-digit earnings growth for 2014, writes Michael Murray.

Michael Murray: US horizons will be Greencore's biggest challenge - and its biggest opportunity

Michael Murray: US horizons will be Greencore's biggest challenge - and its biggest opportunity

Fifteen months ago, I bought shares in Greencore.