David Pitt-Watson is the former head of the Hermes shareholder activist funds in Europe, and an executive fellow of finance at the London Business School. He's one of the authors of “What They Do With Your Money: How the Financial System Fails Us and How to Fix it”. He spoke to Share Radio about executive pay.
Our regular weekly programme "The Investment Trust Show" is brought to you in association with Henderson Global Investors. Each week we explore the main features, factors and developments impacting on investment trusts.
This week we examined how investors can achieve high income from UK stocks, An especially relevant issue when UK interest rates are so low.
Ed Bowsher was joined in the studio by David Smith, manager of the Henderson High Income Trust and Simon Crinage, Head of Investment Trusts at J.P. Morgan Asset Management.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by independent financial analyst Martin James. Today they discuss the lack of growth in wages as well as Brixit- Britain's shortage of bricks which is worsening the housing crisis. Plus has Scotland's North Sea oil bubble burst? All these stories and more on The News Review.
Scotland’s public spending deficit has reached almost £15 billion, more than twice the size of the UK figure, and at 9.5% of GDP its higher than that of Greece at 7.2%. North Sea oil revenues also plunged from £1.8 billion in 2014/15 to just £60 million last year. Our commentator in Scotland, Maurice Smith, discussed.
Mark Hayward, Managing Director, National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA), joined Nigel Cassidy to talk on 'Brixit'. Is a shortage of bricks a factor in rising house prices and housing deficit post-Brexit?
This is a new edition of The Apprentice Investor. Regular listeners to the show 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 individual share portfolios. They have a minimum of eight stocks which they've been buying and selling through The Share Centre. So, after what is turning out to be a tumultouous summer, how are our apprentices faring? Are they down to their final pennies or are they so awash with cash they'll be treating their colleagues to lunch? Apprentices Valsa de Winter and Alxi Philips joined Juliette Foster in the studio and standing by with plenty of advice was Share Radio's Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher.
It is that time of the week where we focus on the small cap sector. This week we have an expert in the field with over 30 years experience. His name is Gervais Williams, he is from Miton Group and he manages a range of funds which aggregate to 1 billion pounds which includes the Miton UK MicroCap fund. He has also written the book "The Future is Small" and he spoke to Juliette Foster in the studio.
It's time for our weekly slot with Money Saving Expert. This week Sam McFaul joins Georgie Frost to guide us through making the most of the credit card price war and how to drive down the cost of motoring. Plus a roundup of the latest deals from Money Saving Expert.
Georgie Frost is joined by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss the market reaction to the Bank of England's latest bond buying spree as well as the problems with the government's Help to Buy ISA. Plus are teenagers more financially focused than their parents? Yes according to a new report. All these stories and more on The News Review.