Sunday December 15, 2019

Changing demographics: ‘No one knows what the hell is going on’

Investment guru Edward Bonham Carter, vice-chairman of Jupiter Capital, believes that shiftin demographics are one of the most powerful forces in economics

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

15th January, 2017
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In a confusing world, it’s important to have perspective.

Edward Bonham Carter – the scion of a famous English family that includes his actor sister Helena and his banker father Raymond – is the vice-chairman of London investment firm Jupiter Capital.

For him, in a world of Donald Trump, Brexit, low interest rates, minimal growth, growing populist sentiment and waves of noise, perspective comes in the long- term view: most specifically, demographics.

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