British Empire Trust has an eclectic portfolio of assets, but its focus on value looks attractive, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Articles written by Merryn Somerset Webb
It’s very small and long overdue, but the Bank of England’s interest-rate rise offers hope that central banks are beginning to grasp that their extreme policies have serious consequences.
Low growth and an ageing population has seen to our pension system, says Merryn Somerset Webb. All the more reason, then, to plan for the future.
There’s a lot of panic and hysteria about the number of City jobs that will be lost after the UK leaves the EU. But in reality, there’s very little to worry about, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Central banks’ desperate attempts to avoid deflation have had some unintended consequences, says Merryn Somerset Webb – including a rapid rise in the number of billionaires.
Political stability usually comes at a price these days, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But there is one country where investors needn’t pay over the odds.
Life expectancy has doubled in just a few generations, and the trend will continue, Jim Mellon tells Merryn Somerset Webb. That’s an opportunity for investors.
Merryn Somerset Webb believes she may have might have a partial solution to the many problems of Britain’s dysfunctional property market. It involves inheritance tax.
Daniel Godfrey’s attempt to transform fund management with his “People’s Trust” failed. Merryn Somerset Webb explains why.
For many economists, the fact that people aren’t 100% clear-minded, analytical and rational is a bizarrely new thought, says Merryn Somerset Webb.