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 Will the dominance of Private Equity become the Achilles Heel of the free market?

There was a particularly interesting article by Matthew Lynn on Tuesday 31st October in the Telegraph business section. It drew attention to the chronic decline in the number of companies listed on both UK and American markets, and the far-reaching consequences that this will have for both stockmarkets and investors - and, in our view for the very future of the free market.

It begs the question why this has happened notwithstanding the generally healthy state of the world economy and the businesses that support it. 

The article hints at some answers to that question, and we'd like to focus on the role and strong out-performance of Private Equity in undermining public markets.

READ ON .. for our analysis ..




Occupy Movement Protesters

At this year’s London Investor Show (20th October 2017), Gavin Oldham, Chairman of The Share Centre and of The Share Foundation and founder of Share Radio, gave a speech on his vision for egalitarian capitalism.

He sets out his main set of proposals below:

"Egalitarian Capitalism is an alternative to socialism which, while fostering and encouraging enterprise for all, acts to involve and empower people right across society and especially the young. 

Six key steps of egalitarian capitalism

  1. A proper programme of financial education to help people from all walks of life to build a personal store of freely disposable assets.
  2. Setting the conditions for disinter-mediation, in particular reducing the extent of parasitic inter-mediation which separates people from a sense of ownership and control.
  3. Direct share ownership: drawing together employee, consumer and share-owner, providing much improved corporate governance so that individual share-owners can participate fully in the companies in which they have chosen to invest.
  4. Calls for risk to be properly recognised when setting taxation on reward. This means continuing to recognise the self-employed, and taxing capital gains at a lower rate than income taxes.
  5. Addresses inter-generational equity, introducing a programme of incentivised financial learning for the disadvantaged young, fuelled from inheritance tax receipts, to enable them to achieve their full potential in adult life.
  6. Tackles one of the most difficult issues for democratic capitalism: universal benefits. It proposes a new voluntary approach for higher taxpayers to make discretionary payments for using universal, state-run services."


In a new partnership with publishers Harriman House, Share Radio has produced its first audiobook 'Superinvestors', written by Matthew Partridge and read by some of Share Radio's best known presenters: Simon Rose, Fenella Fudge, Glen Thompsett, Ed Bowsher and accomplished actor David Ricardo Pearce, whose ancestor is featured in the book.

Order your audiobook download of Superinvestors 


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After you first enter your email address and have activated it, you shouldn't have to enter it again - as your computer or mobile device will remember that you've signed up. It’s not unlike BBC i-Player which is also asking listeners to say who they are. Those who have already registered in full do not need to activate: just log in, please, with the email address used for your full registration.

However we are also entering everyone who signs up and activates into our fortnightly prize draw for an internet radio, pre-set for Share Radio and Share Music: so there’ll be a chance to experience one of our Ocean Digital WR-220s which respond to a simple on-off button.

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Business of Film: Paddington 2
James Cameron-Wilson reviews Paddington 2. Will he dislike it as much as Paddington? Also reviews Only the Brave and The Florida Project.
This is Money: What will be in the Budget (and what should be)?

Yes, it’s another Budget. On Wednesday, November 22, Philip Hammond will stand up and deliver his second Budget of the year and this is his chance to ride to the Conservatives’ rescue. After the last Budget mess, the snap election that went wrong, the unexpected rise of Corbynism, and the Brexit arguments that just won’t go away, the Chancellor will be hoping that he’s the one to get everything back on track. So what could he deliver – and what should he? From help for younger people, to stamp duty cuts, pension tinkering, building more homes and just fixing the roads, Simon Lambert, Rachel Rickard Straus and Georgie Frost take a run through what might come up and what it would mean for you. And they outline what they would like to see. The problem for the Chancellor, as he shifts the Budget to the autumn for the first time, is that there is a tension between his desire to do something and his lack of wriggle room due to Britain’s finances.

Money Makers: What The Investment Clock Is Telling Us To Do

In the latest Money Makers podcast Trevor Greetham, responsible for multi-asset investment strategy at Royal London Asset Management, one of the UK’s biggest pension fund and with-profits investment firms, explains what is driving the firm’s current thinking and why he thinks the current bull market in equities could continue for another 1-2 years. Mr Greetham is a 25 year veteran of the investment business, and one of the UK’s higher profile strategists, having previously worked at Fidelity and Merrill Lynch. Topics covered include not just stocks and bonds, but Brexit, inflation, interest rates, annuities and pension drawdown.

The Bigger Picture: Where now for Brexit, Parliament & The Tories?

Political commentator Mike Indian, author of the Groucho Tendency blog, discusses with Simon Rose where we are (if anywhere) with Brexit negotiations, the lessons that should be learned from the Westminster Sex scandal and where the resignation of two ministers leaves the Tory party.

The Week That Was 16th November

Helal Miah of The Share Centre looks back at figures from Vodafone, ITV, Barratt Developments & Royal Mail and ahead to numbers from Babcock, Compass, Johnson Matthew and Kingfisher.

Gadgets & Gizmos: iPhone X

Steve Caplin finally gets his hands on the iPhone X (is this a modern form of idolatry?). Also Uber and NASA's flying taxi, Facebook tackling nude photos and a cure for all those socks that go missing.

Modern Mindset: Female Entrepreneurship & The Psychology of Business Success

Adam interviews the founders of a fast-growing drinks company called Collagin, a new gin brand that contains the protein collagen. Two women from a background in the creative industries are making waves in the male-dominated drinks and spirits sector. Do female entrepreneurs think differently to men, and does it bring advantages?

IEA: Paradise Papers, The Benefits of Tax Havens

A recent mass leak of financial documents, branded the Paradise Papers, has caused many people to call for the Govenmernt to take decisive action against tax avoidance. We’re joined by the IEA’s Research Director Dr Jamie Whyte, and Head of Financial Services Diego Zuluaga, to discuss the role of tax havens and the legal and ethical questions around tax avoidance. Interviewed by the IEA’s News Editor Kate Andrews, the pair discuss the fallout from the Paradise Papers, and whether it’s moral to minimise one’s tax burden using off-shore accounts and other structures. Finally, Diego and Jamie explore the role that off-shore funds will play in an increasingly globalised world.

NEF: How will Brexit affect our lives?

The single market. The customs union. Making a deal with the EU or leaving on WTO terms. There’s a lot of jargon to contend with when we’re discussing the economics of Brexit. Sometimes it feels like we get so caught up in pretending we know what it all means that we forget to talk about the impact it’s going to have on people’s everyday lives. When we leave the EU, will some people lose their jobs? Will the things we buy become more expensive? Will businesses do better or worse under new trading rules? This week, Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is joined by Annie Quick, Subject Lead for Inequality at the New Economics Foundation and Sam Lowe, who leads on trade and Brexit at Friends of the Earth.

Inside Business: HSBC and the Gupta Family

In this weeks Inside Business we discuss the recent HSBC allegations, as the National Crime Agency and the Serious Fraud Office look to investigate HSBC's recent dealings with the Gupta Family in South Africa. We spoke with Lord Peter Hain of Neath who took these accusations to the House of Lords and also we spoke with vocal anti corruption whistle blower Nicholas Wilson about other HSBC related investigations. As always we finish the show with a word from a regular commentator BBC World Service Reporter Howard Mustoe.

Mobile News: Bio-metrics facial recognition

In this weeks show we discussed biometrics facial recognition software with GFK Director of Technology Imran Choudhary and Deloitte head of TMT research Paul Lee We also spoke with New Way international Managing Director Nigel Prince about his involvement in the upcoming mobile news awards this March and of course we had a word with features editor Manny Pham about the new Mobile News magazine issue out this week.

Track Record: Michael Banks

On this edition of Track Record: Leadership and executive coach, Michael Banks. He's well known for working with leaders and management teams in the US, particularly with American Express. He has just written a book about his experiences in needing a new kidney - which he credits with throwing new light on his personal and business life. He's also a noted speaker and writer.


In a new partnership with publishers Harriman House, Share Radio has produced its first audiobook 'Superinvestors', written by Matthew Partridge and read by some of Share Radio's best known presenters. 'Superinvestors' lays bare the investing secrets of legendary investors - from early 20th-century figures such as Benjamin Graham and John Maynard Keynes, through to more modern names such as Anthony Bolton and Warren Buffett.

The Share Foundation

How you can help young people in care prepare for adult life by supporting The Share Foundation’s ‘Stepladder of Achievement’ programme.

Love in Creation

Enjoy some of the thought pieces selected and broadcast by Share Radio, to stimulate the 'theatre of the mind'. 


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