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.
If you like the idea of tax breaks, you may want to consider Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) - they enable you to invest in young businesses whilst benefiting from big tax breaks. The Government's Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) might also attract you for the same reason.
And if you want to find out more about these vehicles, you might want to attend the WiseAlpha VCT & EIS Investor Forum 2016, which is happening in London on November 24th
To find out more, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Modwenna Rees Mogg, Chair of this investor forum.
This Thursday is Pensions Awareness Day - part of a campaign to promote the importance of saving for the future. Martin Bamford, Chartered Financial Planner, spoke to Share Radio's Ed Bowsher about the major issues in the world of pensions today, and the ways in which you can intelligently prepare for your retirement.
Biotech stocks often appeal to private investors because they can deliver big rewards. But with big potential rewards come substantial risk.
Share Radio's Ed Bowsher discusses Biotech stocks with Tom Bulford, Editor of the 'Breakthrough Biotech' newsletter and former City fund manager.
John Barass and Jason Baxter from the Wealth Management Association to find out more about the launch of their new stock market indices: Conservative, Income, Growth, Balanced, Global Growth. They explain what these indices measure and how you might choose between them.
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.