We stood back to get an overview of UK markets with Andrew Parry, Head of Equities, Hermes Investment Management, covering NIESR’s figures on the slowdown in the UK economy from July, the UK’s trade deficit, UK industrial output, the 10 year gilt fall today, Sterling falling to a one month low against the dollar & much more.
Well some property funds had to stop withdrawals in the wake of Brexit - but now the dust has settled and we have a new Prime Minister could it be a buying opportunity? Naomi Heaton, CEO of London Central Portfolio Ltd - has bravely voluteered to come into the studio today....
A survey by the professional services group Deloitte, reveals that support for Britain to stay in the European Union, has risen among the Chief Financial Officers of the UK's biggest companies. It also found that the possibility of a British exit, is now the top issue on the corporate worry list. Ian Stewart, is the Chief Economist at Deloitte, and he joined Investment Perspectives host Juliette Foster in the studio for more analysis of the new survey.
Investment Perspectives: Seeing your doctor in person - a thing of the past? David Mott, Managing Partner of Oxford Capital Partners, & Eren Ozagir, founder and CEO of the online GP appointment service 'Push Doctor'
A few weeks ago, Investment Perspectives spoke to the former investment banker and Conservative Party politican Howard Flight about the Enterprise Investment Scheme, otherwise known as EIS, with regards to how entrepreneurs are using it to grow their businesses. We return to the subject as Juliette is joined in the studio by David Mott, Managing Partner of Oxford Capital Partners, and Eren Ozagir, founder and CEO of the online GP appointment service "Push Doctor”, which allows you to see your doctor digitally from your phone or laptop. For more information, check out www.PushDoctor.co.uk.
Anyone running a small or medium sized company is likely to face numerous challenges as they grow their business and raising money is one of the toughest. If the banks or even family members can't or won't lend the readies, then what are the alternatives? One possible option is to raise the finance through the Enterprise Investment Scheme...also known as EIS. Well one person with a first hand knowledge of EIS and how it works is Lord Howard Flight, the former Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury who now joins us in the studio.