A week is a long time in politics - UKIP; Fracking protesters; and the pound all got a pummeling, didn't they? Welcome to the This is Money podcast, produced in partnership with NS&I. This week, Share Radio’s Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and journalist Ellie Lawrie to take a look at the week’s biggest financial stories. And we start with the speech. Which speech? Don’t be silly. Theresa May capped off the Conservative Party conference with an entreaty for the Tories to be the Peoples Party, but more importantly for our purposes, the PM gave some strong signals of protectionism and increased toughness on Business. Energy, pensions, transport – few sectors escaped her view. And we’re in no doubt about a Hard Brexit now, so how are May and Chancellor Hammond going to navigate this one? To further complicate matters is a near-perfect negative correlation between a plunging Sterling and a soaring FTSE. What are we to make of this?
We’ll also be admonishing you to get your affairs in order, that is write a will. Few things ruin a family quicker than money, and family disputes over inheritances are on the rise in this country. We want to make sure your estate is dealt with in the way you intend, without breaking up the home. We’ll also be looking at ways of spending a windfall, the hyper-hyper-inflation of the new £5 note, and … you hear that? The carols are here early, and it’s time for a look-ahead to the toys on every kids’ Christmas list this year. (Sorry, but you really ought to get started early this year, they’re not cheap).
This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost, in partnership with NS&I.
It's another edition of our weekly programme The Investment Trust Show - brought to you in association with Henderson Global Investors. Each week we explore the main features, factors and developments affecting investment trusts at the moment.
This week, we're looking at contrarian investing.
Joining Share Radio's Ed Bowsher the studio is James Henderson, Manager of the Henderson Opportunities Trust, the Lowland Investment Trust, and the Law Debenture trust, and also Dice McCairn, Editor of Which Investment Trust.com.
Welcome to another episode of This is Money, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. This week, Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce team up with Georgie Frost to deliver you the best of financial journalism and analysis this week. And who knows where Brexit will take us, but the simple fact is for now Europe still has a profound effect. Most notably Germany this week, as serious instability at Deutsche Bank, the country’s largest bank, and massive job cuts at Commerzbank, it’s second biggest, are sending waves through the banking sector this side of the channel. It’s not all bad news for the Germans though, as their budget supermarket Aldi is eating up more of the market share in Britain, though it seems at the expense of their own profits as well. Sustainable strategy? We’ll have to wait and see.
Also on the show, the World Economic Forum raises its estimation of the British economy, the Help to Buy scheme has run its course, BHS gets a digital resurrection, and the gang give their favourite of their 50 top savings tips.
This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost, in partnership with NS&I.
Time now for our regular weekly programme: The Investment Trust Show, brought to you in association with Henderson Global Investors. Each week we explore the main features, factors and developments affecting investment trusts at the moment. This week we're doing an investment trust round table with three experts in investing and investment trust in order to answering your investment queries. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher is joined by James de Sausmarez, Director and Head of Investment Trusts with Henderson Global Investors, David Harris, Chief Executive Officer at InvaTrust, and, Gavin Lumsden, Editor at Citywire Money
Share Radio's Juliette Foster looks back on the corporate week and and looks ahead to what we can expect in the next 7 days on the business calendar. Joining her is Share Centre's Investment Research Analyst Ian Forest.
Discussed: Corporate performances by Next, Morrisons and more.
The Investment Trust Show is brought to you in association with Henderson Global Investors.
Each week we explore the main features, factors and developments affecting investment trusts at the moment. This week we're looking at the responsible investment sector and how you can invest in that sector via investment trusts.
Joining Share Radio's Ed Bowsher in the studio is Jon Forster, manager of the Impax Environmental Markets Trust and Tanya Pein, Investment specialist at In2 Planning.
It's time for our weekly catch up with the small cap sector. This week, Share Radio's Juliette Foster was joined in the studio by Matthew Tonge and Victoria Stevens from Lion Trust. They are two members of a four person team which looks after the Lion Trust UK Smaller Companies Fund and Liontrust UK Micro Cap fund.
This is a new edition of The Apprentice Investor. Regular listeners to the programme will know that our Apprentices are five members of the Share Radio team who've each been given fifteen thousand pounds of virtual money to build their own share portfolios. They're allowed a minimum of eight stocks from different sectors which they've been buying and selling through the Share Centre.
Our two apprentice investors today are Alexi Phillips and Matt Cox - and giving us his verdict on their efforts is Share Radio's senior analyst, Ed Bowsher.
This is Emerging Opportunities, the only show on radio dedicated to global emerging markets, with Juliette Foster and Gavin Serkin, the managing editor of the Frontier Funds Consultancy, Frontera News and the author of Frontier: Exploring the Top Ten Emerging Markets of Tomorrow. It's received a fair bit of cynicism as the sucker's rally according to one Reuters piece - sustained by a herd of dumb money, according to a CNBC report. But with the exception of a relatively small interruption last week, the record investment flooding into emerging markets in the past couple of months has shown little sign of ebbing,
sustained by the seemingly never-ending near-zero interest rate policies
of central banks in the developed world.
So, what's the best way to navigate these markets?
Lisa Lewin, emerging markets economist at BMI Research, part of the Fitch Ratings group - is the guest in the studio to review the news and market moves.
MPs on the Energy and Climate Change Committee have warned the Government that, on its current course, the UK will fail to achieve its 2020 renewable energy target: to provide for 15% of its energy needs from renewable sources. This comes on the back of the government cutting back subsidies for renewable energy.
Share Radio's Steve Clarke talks with Bruce Davies, joint MD of green investment company Abundance; Ricardo Pineiro, lead manager at the Foresight Solar Fund, and head of Responsibility at Hermes Investment Management, Leon Kahmi.