Financial markets will temporarily wobble on news of the new Covid variant, but concerns will be quickly shrugged off. The new strain of coronavirus was detected earlier this week in southern Africa, weighing on global markets on Thursday.
Travel stocks, hospitality companies and bank stocks bore the brunt of the announcement. The World Health Organization is meeting to determine whether the so-called B.1.1.529 strain should be designated a variant of “interest” or of Read More
Investors need to brace for a 10% market correction over the next month, as they make sense of the Fed’s stance on interest rates.
The U.S. central bank is forecast to announce it will begin to taper its $120 billion monthly bond purchases on Wednesday, and the real story for the markets is how the Federal Reserve will talk about inflation.
Indeed, inflation is becoming a much bigger issue than most analysts had predicted, so investors will be grappling to fight the trend of Read More
I’m proud to announce we are doubling our commitment into environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments.
At the start of 2021, we said we would aim to have $1bn in socially responsible investment vehicles within five years. Yet now the goal is $2bn or more within that time.
The news come ahead of COP26 in Glasgow starting at the weekend, where world leaders, industry chiefs and experts will come together in a bid to prevent the worst effects Read More
As Facebook unveils plans to hire 10,000 people in the EU to develop a so-called ‘metaverse’, I believe we’ll see today’s crypto investors being the “Masters of the Metaverse”, which will potentially alter how we live, interact and do business.
According to a Facebook blog, “the metaverse could unlock access to new creative, social and economic opportunities.”
So, what is the metaverse? It provides a virtual parallel to physical reality where Read More
Bitcoin,I believe, may well hit record highs of $100,000 by the end of this year due to five key issues fuelling momentum.
At the end of last week Bitcoin rose close to 10.8% to hit $47,800 on Saturday. I said last month that we can fully expect the world’s largest cryptocurrency to hit, or perhaps even exceed, its mid-April record high of $65,000 by the end of this year. Yet now I think if the current price momentum carries on, we may see Bitcoin hit the $100,000 mark.
To my Read More
I’m thrilled to announce that we, as a company, have appointed Beverley Yeomans as its inaugural Chief Diversity Officer (CDO).
Beverley, who is also our Chief Operating Officer (COO), takes up the additional role with immediate effect.
This news comes as we double down on our commitment to making our globe-spanning organisation even more inclusive, diverse and equitable. To ensure that this critical commitment is successful, we needed someone who knows Read More
We’re delighted to announce that deVere Group has joined global financial powerhouses in becoming a founding member of a new international alliance that will help accelerate the transition to a net zero financial system.
We’re teaming up with the world's two largest credit rating agencies, six major audit networks, three leading index providers, and two global stock exchanges, to launching the Net Zero Financial Services Providers Alliance.
The Net Zero Read More
deVere Acuma has been named Best Financial Advisory Company UAE 2021 and Best Fintech Company UAE 2021 in this year’s prestigious International Business Magazine Awards.
What an achievement!
According to International Business Magazine: “Our awards are structured to spearhead the corporate players who have been known to showcase their extraordinary power to lead from the front, and honouring those who strive harder for achieving supreme quality-backed services, Read More
As El Salvador becomes the first country in the world to make Bitcoin official legal tender on Tuesday, I will explain to BBC News tomorrow why it could help boost the country’s economic growth and jobs.
The smallest country in Central America will adopt the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market cap as national currency alongside the U.S. dollar.
As it stands, outside of the U.S. and its territories, there are seven other sovereign nations using the Read More
The chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is, we believe, right that crypto trading platforms should be regulated.
The Financial Times published an interview with Gary Gensler last week, in which he said although he was “technology neutral”, crypto assets were no different than any others in terms of investor protection, guarding against illicit activity and maintaining financial stability.
Gensler’s stance on cryptocurrencies should be welcomed. With Read More
I’m confident that the booming NFT (non-fungible token) market will more than double in sales in a year as major investors continue to join the market.
Recent examples over the last week include Visa purchasing “CryptoPunk,” one of the thousands of NFT-based digital avatars, for close to $150,000 in Ethereum, and Marvel Entertainment unveiling its first official NFTs in the form of Spider-Man ‘digital statues.’
NFTs are unique digital assets designed to represent Read More
Ethereum will keep outperforming Bitcoin this year and ultimately surpass its rival’s value.
Yes, I recognise it’s a bold prediction, but looking at the stats, Ethereum is up around 240% in 2021, compared to less than 38% for Bitcoin. In fact, ETH has outperformed all other benchmark assets in the first six months of the year.
As I was quoted by City AM and Cointelegraph, amongst other media, there are two principal reasons that are fuelling Ethereum’s performance this Read More