Independence

5th Column Ideas is based on the principle that investment research – if it is to be useful – must be totally independent, thought provoking and well written.
Unlike many of our competitors, whose investment analysts are compromised by their need to leverage other services, we are not tainted by conflicts of interest. In addition, we do not dilute our views to please our colleagues because our main product, The 5th Column represents the views of its founder, Keith Woolcock.
We provide truly independent research to institutional, governmental and corporate clients. 

In an era of conflicted research, we fiercely guard our freedom to say what we want.