‘A Nation Deep in Debt’ – the podcast

By Jim Leaviss

If you don’t get the books you want on Christmas Day, and you’ve already seen Love Actually, I recommend taking a listen to these ‘A Long Time in Finance’ podcasts by Jonathan Ford and Neil Collins.  

The two I’ve linked below (Spotify, but also on Apple Podcasts) cover the history of the UK’s national debt, and are absolutely fascinating – although I would say that as I feature in the second episode, talking about the recent experiences of government borrowing in the QE era, and the prospects of lots more bond issuance in the years to come, on top of QT, Quantitative Tightening, where the central banks start selling their QE bonds back to the market.

I also enjoyed their podcasts on the collapse of Northern Rock.  Give them a listen.

Part One

Part Two

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.

Jim Leaviss

Job Title: CIO Public Fixed Income

Specialist Subjects: Macro economics and fixed interest asset allocation

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Heroes: Brian Clough, Morrissey, Neil Armstrong

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