A city view

Posted on February 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

|Caring Times welcomes new columnist, Matthew Gash ­ director, head of healthcare finance, Fortis Bank| “It was the best of times, the worst of times, the age of darkness and the age of light”. So goes Dickens’ introduction to his classic “A Tale of Two Cities”. Well, that¹s exactly what we have here ­ two Cities. Where would you rather be today ­ a pension fund manager, maybe an investment banker, or well stuck into the UK healthcare sector as an investor, operator or financier? It is not difficult to pick your City. Yet only a few years ago, many of us were stuck up the proverbial Swanee without a paddle. It has been quite staggering to see how quickly the UK healthcare industry has been so quickly re-rated as a sensible and meaningful sector in which to do business ­ and quite rightly so. Those of us who read the tea leaves right still worried ourselves to death as to when our business (not if) would turn the corner. It has now, and the future looks bright, again quite rightly so. Take the nursing hom

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