A Few Farewell Thoughts

Editor's Views: The past couple of years have been anything but boring, but my last column for Morningstar could be

Holly Black 3 September, 2021 | 10:22AM
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This will be my last column for Morningstar. I wrote my first just as the Woodford Equity Income fund collapsed, and then saw the H20 Allegro Bond debacle, wrote through the UK General Election, the Boris Bounce and eventual getting over the line of Brexit. There was a pandemic, a stock market crash, a stock market rally, a shift to home-working, a Bitcoin record high, a meme stock phenomenon, a short squeeze, the introduction of value assessment reports, and yet another bit of badly named regulation about sustainable investing (SFDR).

In that time, we’ve also launched a revamped website, ramped up our ESG coverage, and started to get some amazing data through on diversity at companies. We’ve looked at how many fund managers are named Dave, how long it takes a market to recover from a crash, and stood in front of an oversized whiteboard to look at all things personal finance. And surely among my favourite projects has been getting our amazing team of junior investment experts in to speak to our analysts and, more recently, explain jargon-laden investment acronyms. I also painted my kitchen. It’s fair to say it’s been a busy couple of years.

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Holly Black  is Senior Editor, Morningstar.co.uk


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