A new fund spun out from leading firm Odey Asset Management will not charge investors performance fees. The decision follows the move by renowned fund manager Neil Woodford not to award performance bonuses to staff earlier this year. As sentiment in the industry seems to turn against fees and bonuses, digital technology is enabling investors to demand greater transparency around how the fund is actually performing. Robert Van Egghen reports.
Advances in robotics and Artificial Intelligence hold the potential to fundamentally reshape the way we live and work. Yet the Government does not yet have a strategy for developing the new skills citizens will need to flourish in a world where AI is more prevalent. That is the conclusion of the Science and Technology Committee Robotics and Artificial Intelligence report published today. So what issues are raised? Oliver Smith, Senior Technology Reporter at The Memo, joined Share Radio to discuss.
Oil rose to its highest level in a year after Russian president Vladimir Putin said that he backed efforts for a production cap in the clearest sign yet that the country would join any global supply pact. Speaking at an energy conference in Istanbul, Mr Putin said he hoped that the OPEC producers’ group would agree on output curbs for member nations at its next ministerial meeting in November. For more, Kevin Baxter, Global Commodities Spot Editor at the Wall Street Journal, joined Share Radio.
Driverless vehicles, low carbon propulsion and high speed rail are now concrete projects that will become reality in the future. But despite the opportunities, there are potential disruptions arising from these changes. To talk more about this David Bailey, Professor of Industry at Aston Business School, joined Share Radio Morning Money.
In time for Marketforce's annual "Future of E-Commerce Delivery" conference in London on Tuesday, Matt Cox spoke to Henrik Gedde Moos, Founder and Chief Business Development Officer at parcel solutions company SwipBox, about the health and trends in the delivery sector.
The International Monetary Fund has defended the grim warnings it made about the potential impact of the UK voting to leave the EU, with its chief economist saying it would have been “malpractice” not to have considered worst-case scenarios. The comments came after the fund nudged up its 2016 growth forecast for the UK but cut the 2017 forecast once again. Jeremy Cook, Chief Economist at World First, joined Share Radio to offer his view on the forecasts.
As the London Film Festival kicks off, one question posed will be how the EU Referendum results will impact the sector. According to the British Film Institute, the UK Film industry contributed over £3.6 billion to the British economy in 2015. So will we see this figure drop, or will a cheaper pound temp foreign filmmakers to use the UK even more? Matt Cox spoke to film critic James Cameron Wilson to find out the state of the silver screen in Britain.
Apple has been named the world's most valuable brand this year, followed by Google and Coca-Cola, in Interbrand's 17th annual Best Global Brands report. So how are legacy brands doing compared to the new kids on the block? Manfredi Ricca, Chief Strategy Officer, EMEA & LatAm at Interbrand, joined Share Radio to discuss the findings.
Theresa May is set to wrap up the Conservative Party Conference, but will her words be a pledge to move her party further away from free-market liberalism and towards an approach that favours even greater government control, as is being reported? Colin Bloom, Presenter of Share Politics, joined Share Radio Morning Money live from Birmingham to explain what to expect.
Seijiro Takeshita, Professor of Management and Information at the University of Shizuoka in Japan, joined Share Radio Morning Money to talk on the latest economic stories coming out of Japan. Ratings agency Fitch has sounded alarm bells over the health of Japanese banks in the face of the latest tinkering with monetary policy from the Bank of Japan. But what could the consequences of this be?
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