Swen Lorenz

BSE: The Gateway to Emerging Europe

BSE: The Gateway to Emerging Europe

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The Budapest Stock Exchange (BSE) is the main trading venue for Hungarian stocks and provides investment opportunities to the fastest growing part of the EU, the Central and Eastern European region (CEE). Therefore, though it is one of the smaller European bourses, it is now – more than ever before – worth a closer look.…

TOTAL secured as Master Investor Show exhibitor
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TOTAL secured as Master Investor Show exhibitor

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World’s 4th largest global oil and gas company to exhibit at Master Investor Show 2018 on Saturday March 17, 2018 Is there a Renaissance in public companies engaging with private investor audiences? One company that has decided to actively reach out to individual investors is TOTAL S.A., the €115bn market cap oil and gas company listed…

The Isle of Man: A place where you can

The Isle of Man: A place where you can

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If you ever wanted to get an idea how life could be if there were more pragmatic regulations, a simple tax regime, and a wide range of options to access capital, you should visit the Isle of Man. It offers a unique combination of possibilities to entrepreneurs, investors, retirees, and anyone else who tries to…

My four personal recommendations for the Master Investor Show

My four personal recommendations for the Master Investor Show

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There will be a lot happening at the Master Investor Show on 25 March, and everyone has their own reasons for attending. Still, I’d like to share some personal recommendations. Here are four event features that I urge you to consider in your plans. 1: Learn from Justin Urquhart Stewart about living well in retirement  They say the…

This company wants to make investing great again

This company wants to make investing great again

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If there is one aspect of our work we at Master Investor are particularly proud of, it’s spotting trends early. Being an independent publication and having a broad network of high calibre contributors and associates, we can focus our efforts on helping private investors get ahead of the curve. As part of our investigative work,…

ISDX: Challenging the Status Quo

ISDX: Challenging the Status Quo

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As seen in the latest issue of Master Investor Magazine. An Interview with Patrick Birley, CEO of ISDX Swen Lorenz: Patrick, you run the ISDX, which when spelled out stands for ICAP Securities and Derivatives Exchange. In a nutshell, what does ISDX do? Patrick Birley: We are a fully regulated UK based stock exchange offering…

The Social Stock Exchange: Future-Proofing Capital Markets

The Social Stock Exchange: Future-Proofing Capital Markets

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An interview with Tomas Carruthers, CEO of the Social Stock Exchange (SSX) As seen in the latest issue of Master Investor Magazine.  Swen Lorenz: Tomas, one of the most successful long-term investments over the past few decades was Philip Morris, the cigarette manufacturer. Philip Morris would certainly qualify as a typical “sin stock”. Why should…

The Celtic Tiger roars again

The Celtic Tiger roars again

5 mins. to read

As seen in the February edition of Master Investor Magazine. Ireland may be small in comparison to Europe’s major economies, but its property market once packed a real punch. Between 1997 and 2007, property prices rose by a staggering 268%. Ireland’s decade-long house price boom was one of the longest and biggest in Europe, and…

Online payment innovator coming to a website near you

Online payment innovator coming to a website near you

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Late last year, Master Investor ran a field-test among our readers. We tried out an innovative new payment mechanism that lets web users easily and safely pay for content. The company that invented this platform has just raised another round of seed funding and its technology is now being tested more widely. Swen Lorenz, editor…

How to buy prime Lebanese property at an 80% discount

How to buy prime Lebanese property at an 80% discount

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As seen in the January edition of Master Investor Magazine. A collapsing oil price, the conflict in Syria, and the advance of ISIS don’t exactly make for an inspiring story to invest in the Middle East. Yet times of crisis offer the biggest opportunities. What if the war in Syria came to an end in…

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