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On this week's show Victoria Hasler, research and consulting director at Square Mile, considers whether investors could have anticipated that LF Woodford Equity Income Fund would stop trading and what risks you have accept when investing. Zayani Bhatt, meanwhile, weighs up the risks and rewards of innovative finance Isas.
On this week's IC Companies & Markets show, editor John Hughman is joined by Phil Oakley and Alex Janiaud to talk about signs of trouble in the car industry, fresh concerns about the Help to Buy Scheme, and why the hunt for quality is becoming a very crowded trade.
In this week's show Paul Latham, head of tax products at Octopus Investments, explains what a venture capital trust (VCT) is, how it is tax efficient and how investors can use them in their portfolios. Zayani Bhatt, meanwhile, profiles a fund focused on a high growth region with the potential to ride out short-term economic and political problems over the long-term.
On this week's IC companies and markets show editor John Hughman talks to Phil Oakley about why Hargreaves Lansdown could be the big loser from the Woodford Funds crisis, and why investors should consider splashing out for Auto Trader's premium-priced shares
Ben-Seager-Scott, head of multi-aset funds at Tilney Group, joins the IC team to discuss the benefits and risks of ETFs, the roles they can play in a portfolio and which assets are best accessed via ETFs. They also profile two ETFs in the recently updated IC Top 50 ETFs list and look at an active fund which offers an attractive income and diversification.
On this week's Companies & Markets Show editor John Hughman talks to Phil Oakley about a trio of interesting property plays and why investors should be on the hunt for unglamorous 'chuggers', such as Hollywood Bowl.
On this week's Companies and Markets Show editor John Hughman talks to Phil Oakley about why the FTSE 100 is failing investors, why M&S may never regain its spark, and why the food industry may be facing lean times (and a couple of Phil's favourite shares to offset the gloom).
In this week's Personal Finance Show, the team are joined by Huw Evans, chairman of the BH Macro investment trust (BHMG), to discuss how hedge funds can fit into private investor portfolios, what's changing in the notoriously expensive sector, and what kind of performance investors can expect when markets get volatile. Plus the latest changes to the Association of Investment Companies sector rules and definitions, and what this means for investors who use sector averages as benchmarks when finding funds.
On this week's Companies and Markets Show editor John Hughman talks to Algy Hall about why a fantasy gaming company has proved such a lucrative investment, and why chasing tech unicorns might prove a fantasy too far.
In this week's show Carl Harald Janson, manager of International Biotechnology Trust, sets out the arguments for investing in biotech companies and says which areas of this sector offer particularly good opportunities. He also explains how the trust gets exposure to unquoted companies and is able to pay attractive dividends. And personal finance writer Zayani Bhatt explains why you need to diversify your sources of equity income, and highlights a good area and fund with which to do it.