"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 fixed income or investing in various forms of bonds. That's an important topic when bond prices are at record highs.
Joining Share Radio's Ed Bowsher in the studio are Alan Borrows. Senior Investment Manager at Seneca Investment Managers, and John Pattullo, Co-Head of Strategic Fixed Income at Henderson.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by digital editor of Pensions Insight and Engaged Investor Sara Benwell. Today they discuss the latest league tables of UK energy suppliers as well as the growing popularity of contactless payment. Plus could viewers be fined for using BBC iPlayer without a licence? All these stories and more on The News Review.
New TV licensing rules are making it illegal to use the BBC iPlayer app to watch the corporation's programmes without paying the licence fee. Up to now, only live content has been covered by the £145.50 annual licence, with online viewers having to confirm they have paid before they can watch a live feed of BBC channels. This policy is being extended to the catch-up service.
Media Commentator Maurice Smith joined the show to discuss further.
There are some new headwinds for UK airlines one way or another.
Ryanair boss, Michael O’Leary, has said he expects Brexit to cost the no-frills airline 5 million passengers next year, as he predicted the UK would end up looking “pretty stupid”. Easyjet meanwhile has remained silent on market talk of a possible bid.
But bucking the trend, holiday airline Jet2.com has announced plans to create almost 1000 new jobs: hiring in pilots, cabin crew, and engineers starting in September to work from eight regional airports.
Is this a a savvy move or a mistake?
Matt Cox has been scoping out the airline sector with John Grant, Partner at aviation data and analysis specialists MIDAS Aviation.
John Lee - or Lord Lee of Trafford to quote his official title - has been playing the financial markets since he was a teenager. It's fair to say that since those early days he has gone on to build a sizeable investment portfolio. Well every week Lord Lee will be joining us at Share Radio to talk strategy and to share his stock choices. Today he joins Juliette Foster to look at the international publishing group Quarto which is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Founded in 1976, Quarto's subject range includes gardening, lifestyle and childrens' books. Marcus Leaver is the Chief Executive Officer, a position he's held since 2012, and he also joins Juliette in the studio.
This is Crowdfunders, the show that covers the fast growing world of alternative finance. In today's show, Ed Bowsher looks at the peer to peer sector in China and, in particular, a scandal where investors ended up lending money to a high risk 'mega-bus' project. The investors probably won't be getting their money back. Ed also looks at risk in peer to peer lending with Neil Faulkner from the 4th way website.
It's time for our weekly slot with Money Saving Expert. This week Megan French joins Nick Peters to guide us through saving on the cost of motoring and what you need to do if you've just returned from holiday. Plus a roundup of the latest deals from Money Saving Expert.
The must listen, new look edition to our regular show, with added features, bringing our magazine to your ears. On this week's episode writer Tom Wilson and deputy editor Helen Knapmann join Nick Peters in the studio. They start of looking at flights. With nearly one in three delayed in the UK last summer how can travellers claim compensation? They also take a look at peer to peer lending weighing up what's the attraction and what are the risks. Plus the latest deals and stats from across the week.
Josh Lowe from Newsweek joined Nigel Cassidy and Chris Bailey to give reaction to the latest political news. What are the implications for UK politics, after Apple's tax bill? Josh looks ahead to Theresa May's 'Brexit brainstorm', whilst also giving the latest from the Labour leadership race.
Has the Apple tax debacle further poisoned an already difficult environment for talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership? The planned free-trade agreement between the US and the EU, also known as TTIP, has been surrounded by controversy, and some European leaders have now called the talks dead. Professor Anand Menon, a director of a research body based at Kings College, shared his thoughts.