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What Downton Abbey can teach us about risk

Fictional Cousin Matthew may be, but risk is a very real part of the fabric of life.

It all looked so good – first saving Downton Abbey from financial ruin and then siring an heir, but, alas, Mr Crawley is no longer with us (he can now be found plying his trade in the US) and Downton will have to forge a path without him. Fictional he may be, but risk is a very real part of the fabric of life.

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