Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Articles by Michael Murray

An open letter to the Minister for Education on practical financial education

An open letter to the Minister for Education on practical financial education

A financial education programme for the next generation needs to be tailored to the new realities of working life

Burford Capital surges forward on acquisitions, volumes - and big wins

Burford Capital surges forward on acquisitions, volumes - and big wins

Readers who followed me into the company last August are likely to be pleased now

Let 2017 be the year when investors learn from past mistakes

Let 2017 be the year when investors learn from past mistakes

Equity investors should take nothing at face value this year –  probe, and probe again

A year of rich rewards

A year of rich rewards

Despite being rattled by Brexit, 2016 was still a year rich with opportunities, attractive returns and recovery

AIB is unlikely to be the wallflower at the Irish banking industry’s dancehall bash

AIB is unlikely to be the wallflower at the Irish banking industry’s dancehall bash

Most regional banks of AIB's size need scale

Industrial and warehousing property carries many investment attractions as a sector

Industrial and warehousing property carries many investment attractions as a sector

But the players and the returns it delivers vary hugely, as Segro, Hansteen and Big Yellow’s performance clearly show

Michael Murray: Blood is flowing in the markets, but opportunity knocks

Michael Murray: Blood is flowing in the markets, but opportunity knocks

Not least for British Land and Land Securities

Ignore the PR hype and focus on the risk sections of the official prospectus

Ignore the PR hype and focus on the risk sections of the official prospectus

When it comes to rights issues, IPOs and acquisitions, distinguishing between PR material and indicators of actual performance is vital

Invested: What I’m going to invest in next year

Invested: What I’m going to invest in next year

Investment columnist Michael Murray reveals which stocks he intends to hold onto in 2017 – and which he plans to avoid

Michael Murray: Prospective investors in AIB need transparency

Michael Murray: Prospective investors in AIB need transparency

Bank results confirm utility type returns, but any prospective investor in AIB’s mooted equity raising will be well served by increased transparency in balance sheet make-up

Trump’s victory was a backlash against globalisation, but investors have little to fear

Trump’s victory was a backlash against globalisation, but investors have little to fear

Despite his many business failures, it's safe to say Trump does have an understanding of business

Lessons from the front line of investing

Lessons from the front line of investing

There is no substitute for experience and patience when it comes to investment

Equity investors can start cheering when ‘Marmite Man’ does a U-turn

Equity investors can start cheering when ‘Marmite Man’ does a U-turn

Theresa May has given the ‘lead’ Brexiteers as much rope as they need to ‘make a success of Brexit’, but their failure may lay political fertile ground for another referendum

The dangers of DIY pension funds

The dangers of DIY pension funds

Keep an eye on the fees, and focus on building an absolute return portfolio that diversifies and reduces risk

We have just witnessed a budget of lost opportunity for equity investors

We have just witnessed a budget of lost opportunity for equity investors

Penal taxes stalling the engine of investment