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The future is not what it used to be


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Investment manager David Scott will discuss how the future is not what it used to be when he delivers a guest lecture at Leeds Beckett University.

The future is not what it used to be

The free event, which will run in partnership with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, forms part of Leeds Business School’s annual lecture series. It will be held on Tuesday 2 May from 6-7pm in the University’s Rose Bowl building at city campus. Places must be booked in advance, here.

After spending 26 years as a Leeds-based stockbroker, David, a firm believer that timing is everything when it comes to investment, joined private wealth management firm Andrews Gwynne in 2014. He has worked in the finance industry since just a few months before the 1987 crash and has seen markets go through the cycle many times.

David commented: “I will be talking about the rapidly changing economic backdrop and how it cannot deliver what the politicians have promised.

“It will have significant implications for all, potentially leading to pension and social welfare cut backs. This is because the promises that were made over many decades are simply not affordable without a significant increase in the Government’s income. The tax increases required would be quite simply eye watering.”

Paul Houghton, who organises the lecture series, said: “David has become one of our regular guest speakers here at Leeds Business School and we are very much looking forward to welcoming him back. His standing within the region’s financial sector married with his long career, his experience and vast knowledge of the investment world means that he always has much of value to say on the current economic climate and it’s no surprise that he is regularly called upon as an industry commentator by the media.

“David’s talk will cover the rapidly changing economic backdrop and how it will not deliver what the politicians have promised. There will also be an opportunity for the audience to ask David questions at the end.”

Having previously helped to establish and grow an investment management department, David is recognisable for his media profile and has appeared on BBC Breakfast Business News, Bloomberg, CNBC and national and regional evening news bulletins as an industry commentator.


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