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Slow Finance: Why Investment Miles Matter (Hardback)
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Slow Finance: Why Investment Miles Matter (Hardback)

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Thought-provoking and provocative, Slow Finance anticipates a profound change in public attitudes. It outlines how credit growth and globalisation have contributed to the excessive scale of the financial sector. Just as the Slow Food movement represents a reaction to the food industry losing sight of its ultimate purpose, Slow Finance explores how parallel trends will soon be reflected in the investment world. At once think-piece, potted history and call-to-action, the ideas in Slow Finance is an essential read for professionals, academics, business leaders and private investors alike, as well as policy-makers seeking a more sustainable approach to investing.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408151631
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 406 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 21 mm

Before buying or selling another share, investors should read Slow Finance... This well-researched and thought-provoking book is a "must read" for all serious investors, especially during these uncertain times. -- Paul Marsh, Emeritus Professor of Finance * London Business School *
Slow Finance raises fundamental questions over the real purpose of savings. Local investment can boost domestic job creation and national growth at a time when we need it most. This book is a real breath of fresh air, since there are better ways to be successful. -- Rob Senior, CEO * Saatchi & Saatchi *
Could the world of investment soon become akin to the Slow Food movement? It might sound strange but don t bet against it, particularly if that s what the former Gartmore star fund manager Gervais Williams says. Now at MAM Funds, the small-cap specialist will surely win plaudits in Westminster for arguing in his first book Slow Finance that investors are most likely to get best returns by focusing on areas of sustainable expansion rather than looking for a fast buck. Very on trend. -- Peter Stiff * The Times *
Slow Finance is the antidote to dizzying markets. After the Slow Food movement, which says no to fast-food chains such as McDonald s and advocates buying local, here comes the Slow Finance movement...the book Slow Finance, written by the veteran City of London fund manager Gervais Williams, late of Gartmore, has only just landed, but is appealing amid these dizzying markets and a challenge to the tenets of the globalised finance industry. (...) Slow Finance is the antivenom to years of poisonous developments in the industry, where private investors have been encouraged to lever up and to churn their speculative portfolios on an obsessive basis- all the kinds of activities that line the pockets of the lenders and brokers and do nothing to allocate capital in the real economy. I hope the Slow Finance movement catches on, and fast. -- Stephen Foley * The Independent *
Get in the slow lane for bigger returns...investors need to act more like the tortoise and less like the hare if they are to come out of the economic doldrums with a healthy gain. That is the conclusion of renowned fund manager Gervais Williams. The MAM manager has released a book called Slow Finance, encouraging investors not to be swayed by the rapid- and unsustainable- growth of the past 25 years but instead advocating buying into small companies, reinvesting income and reaping the rewards. -- Emma Wall * The Sunday Telegraph *
Slow Finance is the engine for sustained economic growth and job creation. -- Tim Ward, Chief Executive * Quoted Companies Alliance *

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“A must read for all investors”

This is a well-argued and thoughtful contribution on the current economic, financial and investment climate with invaluable insights and judgements from some-one close to the action.
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31st October 2011
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