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Five questions for… François Briod, co-founder and CEO of Monito

Monito is an online comparison tool that provides a new way for people to find, compare and review money-transfer services and fees when sending money abroad.

Tim Bell: The PR high-flyer who lives for the buzz

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The seeds of City PR firm Bell Pottinger’s downfall were sown years ago when its CEO fell out with its larger-than-life co-founder, Tim Bell.

Money makers: A trip to the Titanic

Stockton Rush

Only four deep-diving submersible submarines exist and they all belong to national governments. Stockton Rush is out to change that.

Chen Tianqiao: the billionaire funding brain research

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Chen Tianqiao once ran China’s largest internet firm, then moved to Singapore and transformed his firm into an investment group. Now he’s turning to philanthropy.

Moneymakers: The skateboarder giving career advice

Mike Smith

Entrepreneur Mike Smith is anything but a typical start-up boss. Plus, the “country bumpkin” who made a million; and why would anyone burn £1m?

The world’s greatest investors: James Simons

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James Simons started his hedge fund in 1978. Between 1989 and 2016, he returned just under 40% a year after fees.

Jeremy Grantham: investors are waking up to climate change

Investors are starting to pay attention to the risks that climate change poses, says Jeremy Grantham of US fund manager GMO.

The world’s greatest investors: Leon Levy

Leon Levy © Rex Features

Leon Levy made a fortune from betting against the crowd.

Moneymakers: Making a big splash from spending a penny

Buc-ees © Rex Features

Buc-ee’s has grown from a modest convenience store in 1982 to a US titan with sales of $275m last year by providing travellers with five-star toilets.

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Britain’s poshest politician for PM?

Jacob Rees-Mogg © Rex Features

Could posh-boy Jacob Rees-Mogg really become leader of the Conservative Party?

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