Freddie Ewer

Articles from Freddie Ewer

  • MOST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO MANAGE THEIR MONEY #MYMONEYWEEK

    As part of our commitment to raising awareness of Financial Education, we fully support the efforts of our friends at Pfeg and their MyMoneyWeek initiative. To find our more, visit the pfeg website. Hopefully this blog illustrates why building financial capability is so important.See if you can answer the following questions: 1. Suppose you had $100 in a savings account and the interest rate was 2% per year. After five years, how much do you think you would have in the account if you left the money to grow? A) More than $102 B) Exactly $102 C) Less than $102 D) Don’t k ... ..read more
  • PARTNERSHIP FOR CHANGE - THE IMPORTANCE OF FINANCIAL EDUCATION

    The following speech was delivered at mallowstreet's "Partnership for Change" event on 1st May 2014, and is available on video here.  Let me start with a simple statement :    “If we don’t act now to provide the financial education that people in the UK need – we face one certain outcome – a socio-economic crisis.”   According to Financial Education charity pfeg; “Two-thirds of people in the UK feel too confused to make the right choices about their money.”  The reason behind this is clear, a lack of app ... ..read more
  • THE UK ECONOMY 2014 – A CASE FOR CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM

    Over the course of 2013 the UK economy saw what Kevin Daly, Chief UK economist at Goldman Sachs, described as a “Lazarus-like transformation.”   The UK economy began 2013 on the brink of a triple dip recession as the coalition’s commitment to austerity was harangued by the opposition and many economists, to the point that many expected George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, to find his position untenable. 12 months later, everything’s changed.  The UK ended the year as one of the fastest growing economies in the developed world. One could be fo ... ..read more
  • PROVIDING FINANCIAL EDUCATION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IS NOT A LUXURY BUT AN IMPERATIVE

    The shift from Defined Benefit (DB) to Defined Contribution (DC) pension provision, unaccompanied by Financial Education for Young People, has the potential to precipitate socio-economic crisis.   Recent years have seen the vast majority of UK based DB pension schemes close to new members (according to Pensions Insight just 13% remain open to new members), with many of these closed funds also closed to future accrual for existing members.     These closures represent the final acknowledgement of what has been industry consensus for some time; the DB system of reti ... ..read more
  • REDSTART - 'A FINANCIAL LITERACY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION PROGRAMME.'

        In 2013 Redington launches RedSTART, a financial literacy and entrepreneurship education programme aiming to build confidence, drive and ambition in young people in London.     Why?   Financial Literacy   "When people are more knowledgeable and confident about their personal financial decisions their own personal wealth will grow, helping them contribute to a booming economy."Ben Bernanke, Chairman, Federal Reserve Entrepreneurship   “With the UK economy teetering on the brink of recession we mus ... ..read more

Freddie joined Redington in September 2012 and is currently a Senior Vice President in the Investment Consulting Team, focusing on the impact of Regulatory change and Macroeconomic analysis.

Freddie is Co-Founder of RedSTART, a Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship mentoring programme aiming to build confidence, drive and ambition in young people in London. 

Freddie holds a BA in Geography from Durham University, in his final year he specialised in Financial and Economic Geography writing his dissertation on pension funds and how they interact with a 'Neoliberal Economy.'

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