As the tide of public opinion turns against those with too much money, there could be uncomfortable times ahead for the world’s billionaires, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Articles written by Merryn Somerset Webb
Tony Blair and Bill Gates aren’t big fans of author Anand Giridharadas. But Merryn Somerset Webb finds he has a lot of good points on plutocrats and the do-gooders of Davos.
Making the effort to move your money from your financial provider’s default settings could make you significantly better off, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Merryn Somerset Webb talks with Bruce Stout of the Murray International investment trust about how investors can protect their wealth and make money in our over-indebted world.
Data is the new oil. But its very existence – and the fact that so much more is collected every second – comes with some major problems.
There’s been a lot of wailing about the extra tax burden once you hit the pensions lifetime savings allowance. But it’s better to just carry on contributing and pay the tax, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Doctors whose pensions are too big want an exemption from the lifetime allowance. They shouldn’t get it, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Companies are coming under increasingly serious attack from cyber criminals. Few have the systems to cope with it, says Merryn Somerset Webb, and recovering losses through insurance could prove difficult.
Investors have plenty to worry about, but the end of the world is not nigh, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Just position your portfolio accordingly.
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