Television

Million Dollar Traders and Hedge Funds

As always, my opinion in financial matters is my own and does not necessarily reflect the views of my employers The other day on a particularly boring flight between Bangkok and Taipei, I rewatched a TV series from a few years ago that I remembered a couple of days before in a discussion about the financial services industry and investing. The series in question is called Million Dollar Traders which originally aired in 2009 on BBC Two. Over the course of three episodes covering a period of eight weeks, plus a few that were not shown, eight ordinary people were…
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Hello World. This is London

On Friday night, along with a billion other people, I sat in front of the television to watch the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. Having been billed as the greatest show on earth and following hot on the heels of China four years ago it had to be something special. After the fiasco of G4S and the Korean flag cock-up, what we were presented with was a potted history of British culture with some a celebration of art, literature, film and music. In short, we didn’t disappoint. People scoffed when it was announced that Danny Boyle would be directing…
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Things to do before you die: Fly in a U2 Spy Plane

Back in 2009, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the moon landings, the BBC commissioned a pair of documentaries featuring James May of Top Gear fame. The first of these was entitled James May on the Moon and I am unable to find the full episode on YouTube. This documentary was an hour long and looked at the challenges of getting to the moon. It was followed up by a half hour documentary focusing specifically on the subject of his flight in a Lockheed U2 and the training he had to go through prior to flying, entitled James May at…
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