This week is Good money Week. To mark the occasion, the investment company Standard Life has released a paper outlining how impact investing has entered the mainstream.
Share Radio's Alexi Philips spoke to Amanda Young, Standard Life's Head of Responsible Investment, to investigate this exciting way to invest.
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.
The uncertainty over how Britain will negotiate its exit from the EU and the shape of any resulting trade deals may be a headache for politicians but for fund managers the challenges are equally daunting. How should a portfolio be re-weighted? Where are the best safe havens - assuming there are any? And what advice is there for investors who may be feeling spooked by all the uncertainty? Well one person familiar with those issues is Gary Waite, Portfolio Manager for Walker Cripps Investment Management and Gary joins Juliette Foster in the studio.
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....
How do you invest in a post-Brexit world? Someone who's been doing that is Adam French, the UK Managing Director at Scalable Capital and he joined Steve Clarke in studio to provide an insight into ‘dynamic risk management’ which has helped clients in times of market volatility.
As we all know, property in London is not cheap, but where, if anywhere, is there still value to be had and will prices keep on rising? Well to answer that and other questions The London Valuation Report launches next week from property investment firm IP Global. It looks at how property in London has performed compared to other assets and against other global cities and to get a peek into its contents Steve Clarke is joined on Investment Perspectives by Hamish Pound from IP Global.
India's long term economic prospects are good...that's according to the professional services company Price Waterhouse Coopers, whose latest analysis predicts that by 2050 India's economy could outperform those of the United States and China. However if India is to realise its potential, it has to sustain its reform policies whilst increasing investments in infrastructure and education. With so much in its favour is India the next investment hotspot? That's certainly the view of Spike Hughes, founder and CEO of Cohesion Investments whose joined forces with India's Reliance Capital Asset Management to launch a new fund. Spike Hughes now joins Juliette Foster in the studio.
The US Federal Reserve says it's upbeat about America's economy while the recent pick-up in inflation is on track to hit the Fed's target of 2%. It's a timely prognosis that comes ahead of next week's meeting of Fed officials and after February's employment data showed the US economy is creating more jobs. So if you're looking to take a punt on the world's biggest economy, what's the best way to get in? Cole Smead is a Co- Portfolio Manager of the Washington based investment advisor, "Smead Capital Management" and he joined Juliette Foster in the studio.
A survey by the professional services firm, Deloitte, claims the Infrastructure Investment sector is facing a tough time amidst a 'risky regulatory environment'. The report surveyed 25 European infrastructure investors, including direct lenders, and amongst other things, examined how they're managing their assets. So what else did they find?
Juliette Foster is joined on the line by Jason Clatworthy, an infrastructure M&A partner at Deloitte.