Smart investors know that risk and returns go hand in hand. But is the degree of risk you are exposed to appropriate for your time of life and investment goals?
In his latest Money Talks podcast, Nigel Cassidy talks risk with Prof. Janette Rutterford of the Open University Business School, and David Miller, executive director and
award-winning fund manager at Quilter Cheviot. Nigel discovers that financial risk covers far more eventualities than being defrauded or the impact of any future market meltdown.
But equally, it seems just following your personal inclinations could make you overcautious with your investment decisions -- and seriously harm your future wealth.
The banking results season is underway. HSBC reported on Tuesday, Lloyds and Metro Bank on Wednesday, and RBS will be reporting on Friday. So how is the industry looking? Paul Sedgwick, Head of Investments at Frank Investments, joined Nigel Cassidy on Share Radio Breakfast to discuss.
Despite innovations in finance, banks are still the primary source of funds for business. But for the crucial high-growth sector, equity finance can be a better choice - the question is, how do you get your hands on it if you're in the regions? A report from the Institute for Public Policy Research has looked at how to make equity more equitable. Share Radio's Peta Fuller reports.
Official figures from the British Bankers' Association (BBA) show that consumer credit expanded last month at the fastest pace in nearly ten years. Mortgage approvals meanwhile hit a five-month high. Alastair Douglas is the Chief of TotallyMoney.com, the price comparison site focusing on credit cards, loans and mortgages. Alastair has been digesting these latest borrowing trends and he joined Share Radio to delve into the findings.
Many banks are looking into new ways to replace the password. But is the tech contained in our smartphones good enough to protect our assets, or is this another fad being leapt on by banks trying to appeal to the younger and tech savvy generation? Matt Cox spoke to Meaghan Johnson, Co-Founder and Director of Research at fintech thinktank 11:FS, about why there is so much interest in this area.
Mike Bowen, Business Development Director, Cash Centres at G4S, talks about the European Cash Report, that G4S has conducted, which analysed the use and future of cash verses electronic and internet payments. It's highlighted a widespread use of paper money across the EU, seemingly dismissing any claims of a demise, and Mike discusses the findings of the report.
Judging by some of the latest European bank results, we might need to brace ourselves for a financial crisis. This time though, it's not so much about banks being poorly regulated. It would seem that the actions being taken by central banks to try and steady their countries’ economies have had a nasty side-effect. Steen Jakobsen, Chief Investment Officer of Saxo Bank, talks on central banks.