On a cold night in 1966, a BBC television play about homelessness created a sense of outrage that led to questions in Parliament and the foundation of the charity Crisis. What is the legacy of the programme that should have changed Britain?
What a year it has been for political surprises. It is now just over four months since the EU referendum result shook the country and financial markets alike.
Few would dispute that a grounding in economics is a vital weapon in any professional investor’s arsenal, but evidence increasingly suggests an understanding of psychology could be just as or even more important. Recent financial events reveal repeated patterns of irrationality, inconsistency and incompetence in human decision-making.
The deaths earlier this year of rock legends David Bowie, Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister and Glenn Frey sparked renewed interest in pop culture and its long-term investment attractions. Does the guitar market offer the ultimate and most enduring value for would-be buyers of music memorabilia?
To take responsibility for unavoidable carbon emissions, we have purchased annual carbon credits since 2011. In 2016, we purchased 2,814 tonnes of carbon credits to offset our emissions for the year. These funds are invested in high quality emission reduction projects which also offer tangible community benefits.
It is wise to be aware of the fast-changing ISA landscape and how it is transforming the way we save for and spend in retirement. Most of the innovations in the sector are to be welcomed, but are some of the more recent too far removed from the simplicity that made their predecessors so attractive?
As Rio 2016 is in full swing, we reflect on the legacy created from London 2012.
It is easy for each generation to believe the difficulties they face are the hardest.