Men have form when it comes to pension selfishness, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Greedy husbands could transfer all the money and spend the lot, leaving you with nothing.
Articles written by Merryn Somerset Webb
The biggest driver of long-term returns is the price you pay when you buy, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
It is possible to pass on a lot of money to your heirs and pay no inheritance tax. But the plan has some rather large flaws, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Making the over-65s pay national insurance is a sensible idea, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Promising the young a £10,000 lump sum isn’t.
The rise of the low-cost investment platform has changed the shareholder base of investment trusts – and it’s having a dramatic effect on how the sector operates, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Wages are rising in Japan. That doesn’t necessarily mean the Bank of Japan will end its monetary stimulus. But it does open the door to surprises, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Mergers are not bad in themselves, says Merryn Somerset Webb, but the current scale of activity is alienating investors and damaging shareholder capitalism.
The young and the old both think they had it worse when buying a house, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But shared misery is coming.
We should abolish inheritance tax, says Merryn Somerset Webb, and replace it with a gift tax, paid at the recipient’s tax rate.
In the early days of investment trusts, managers knew nothing of benchmarking. How things have changed, says Merryn Somerset Webb. And not necessarily for the better.