GSB are B Corp,™

B Corp - GSB

GSB is thrilled to announce its achievement of Certified B Corporation,™ (B Corp,™) status, joining a global community of businesses dedicated to high social and environmental performance standards. This certification reflects GSB’s commitment to balancing profit with purpose and reinforces our dedication to addressing some of the world’s most pressing challenges through responsible business practices. […]

Market Review – May 2024

Market update

As we inch closer to completing the first half of 2024, the US economy continues to surprise to the upside, while stocks flirt with all-time highs. Wall Street’s three major indexes returned record gains this month with technology stocks taking the lead. The S&P 500 advanced 5% in May, and the Nasdaq Composite rallied approximately […]

Quarterly Market Update Q1 2024

Insights and analysis on global markets from GSB. In the first quarter of 2024, global financial markets experienced notable movements driven by economic resilience and technological advancements. The US stock market led the charge, with the S&P 500 rising over 10%, fuelled by optimism around artificial intelligence and robust economic indicators. Despite expectations of significant […]

When it rains, it pours

With Alison, the children, and I having moved back to the UK for a few months, the Spring weather of April showers has lived up to its name. That said, Dubai followed suit mid-month with a storm not seen for over 75 years, with some of the worst weather and flooding experienced in living memory. […]

Market Review – April 2024

Market update

US stocks got off to a weak start in the second quarter and posted losses of 2.6% and 2.4% on the S&P500 and Nasdaq composite indexes, with Meta’s earnings sending the magnificent seven constituent tumbling on weaker than anticipated revenue guidance. The Stoxx Europe 600 index missed the mark and recorded losses of 0.05% while […]

World Earth Day with a commitment to ESG investing

World Earth Day Blog GSB

As we celebrate World Earth Day, GSB is proud to highlight our dedication to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing. Our approach not only aligns with the growing trend towards responsible investment but also integrates with our core values of sustainability and our ethical business practices. The rise of the conscious consumer Recent data, including […]

Market Review – March 2024

Market update

The first quarter of 2024 has seen the global equity markets deliver their best opening quarter performance in 5 years (Steer, Clarfelt, Duguid, & Stacey, 2024), with the MSCI World index ending the quarter up 8.85%, turbocharged by the booming interest in artificial intelligence that has seen US equity indexes reach new all-time highs. This quarter […]

Three Years of GSB

As we approach GSB’s 3rd anniversary tomorrow, it’s a great time to reflect on our transformation from when we launched in 2021. From a humble beginning with just a handful of employees, we’ve blossomed into a robust team of nearly sixty exceptional individuals. What’s truly heartening is seeing each team member’s personal and professional growth. […]

End of tax year considerations

GSB tax year

Approaching the End of the UK Tax Year With the UK tax year concluding on April 5th, 2024, it’s essential to be proactive about your financial arrangements. Here are some actionable insights to help you with tax-saving and financial planning: Understanding your UK tax residence Optimising ISA contributions Pensions Utilising Capital Gains Tax (CGT) allowance […]

Three years of GSB

3 years of GSB

As we celebrate GSB’s 3rd anniversary, we reflect back on the last few years. From a humble beginning with just a handful of employees, we’ve developed into a robust team of nearly sixty fantastic individuals. What’s truly heartening is seeing each team member’s personal and professional growth. Their dedication to self-improvement and career advancement has […]

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