Andrew Smithers studied economics at Cambridge and used to run the fund management business at S G Warburg which became Mercury Asset Management and is now BlackRock.
He set up Smithers & Co in 1989 as an economics consultancy. Much of the comments on economics and markets that he read as a fund manager struck him as nonsense and he has had great fun in pointing this out to clients over the years.
He now has the opportunity to disseminate his views more widely and hopes that this will amuse and inform readers.
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