Merryn Somerset Webb picks five books for those people who think everything is just awful these days.
Articles written by Merryn Somerset Webb
Countries are lining up to assert their sovereignty, says Merryn Somerset Webb. That’s bad news for supranational organisations.
Forget Marrakesh, the real Instagrammer’s paradise is Italy’s Amalfi coast, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Closed-ended funds such as Investment trusts consistently outperform their open-ended counterparts. Merryn Somerset Webb explains why, and asks if they can continue doing it in the future.
The engine of global growth is set to slow sharply and that will have implications for investors all around the world, author Dinny McMahon tells Merryn Somerset Webb.
If supranational organisations, such as the European Union, don’t start listening to their members, they won’t last long, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
In the main, people are now saving for their pensions. And that’s a good thing, says Merryn Somerset Webb. The trouble is they’re not spending it when they retire.
Trust in the financial services sector is already low, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Let’s not make it worse with bells and whistles.
Invesco’s bullying of an investment trust is an outrageous example of fund management arrogance, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Good governance and shareholder democracy are being undermined by companies issuing shares with limited voting rights. But investors are starting to push back, says Merryn Somerset Webb.