The leak of millions of documents from a Panamanian law firm has drawn further attention to the use and abuse of tax havens. But how would you explain tax havens to a five-year-old? Share Radio’s Fenella Fudge, with the help of a Reddit post from Dan Gliesack, tells you all about those Piggy Banks that were hidden in the cupboard.
This is the Investment Trust Show in association with Henderson Global Investors.
Each week we explore the main features, factors and developments that underpin and affect investment trusts. This week the focus is on UK equity income
Joining Ed Mitchell of Investment Perspectives in the studio today are Thomas Moore, Manager - Standard Life Equity Income Trust, Job Curtis - The City of London Investment Trust & Ed Bowsher, Share Radio’s Senior Analyst.
London has again been announced as the world's top financial centre. In the Global Financial Centres Index ratings, London just pipped New York to the number one spot. So what makes the City the best place for finance? Matt Cox spoke to Adrian Lowcock, Head of Investment at Axa Wealth.
How well do nations, islands and cities compare when it comes to its ability to conceal transactions, or the real ownership of assets? As the Panama Papers affair plays out, Nigel Cassidy spoke to Berlin-based Nicholas Shaxson who’s the author of Treasure Islands, a book about the use and abuse of tax havens, about those who are most secretive.
This is Crowdfunders on Share Radio, the show that covers the fast-growing world of alternative finance, hosted by Share Radio’s Senior Analyst, Ed Bowsher.
In today's show: A new innovative finance ISA that is launching this week, and Ed talks to the bosses of the Abundance and Thincats platforms. We also have a 'platform profile' on Lendinvest.
Starting with the innovative finance isa - the idea is that you can lend money on the well-known peer to peer platforms - people like Zopa and Ratesetter - and you won't have to pay any income tax on the interest you earn.
Trouble is, the isa is launching this week, but loans on the big platforms aren't eligible for an isa. So to find out more, Ed spoke yesterday to a real alternative finance expert, Bruce Davis, who's been on Share Radio many times. He also runs the Abundance platform.
He started by asking Bruce: 'why on earth aren't most platforms eligible for the ISA, what's going on?'
This is Share Radio's regular focus on investing in smaller companies. Our man with enthusiasm for the sector and a wide portfolio himself is David Stredder, CEO of Sharesoc.
This time around he talks Lakehouse, technology group accesso and much more
Share Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss the big money stories of the day. In the spotlight is the steel crisis rumbling on, of course. Other than that, are you comfortable with contactless payments? And good news for millennials, (and 1 billion other users), as instant messaging service WhatsApp unveils plans to encrypt all communication.
The annual Women in the World Summit is due to meet in New York, in the hope of celebrating female icons and leaders from sectors ranging from artists to activists. But is enough being done? Matt Cox spoke to Fiona Reynolds from Investment firm PRI, who explained the issues facing women in business, and what can be done to remove hurdles facing them.
An overhauled state pension, being paid to new rather than existing pensioners, has begun. Meanwhile it's been a year since pension freedoms came into force. Matt Cox spoke to former pensions minister Steve Webb, Director of Policy at pension provider Royal London, about how the pension freedom act has affected the UK, pensioners and providers one year on.