Mifid II exposes ‘charging grubbiness’ of top 20 funds
Some of the biggest names in UK retail are charging investors nearly double the ongoing charges figure (OCF) of their funds, Mifid II regulations have brought to light.
Make America indebted again
On the one-year anniversary of president Donald Trump’s inauguration, his administration is more divided than ever with growing murmurs of a government shutdown. One thing the president seems to have unwavering support on is his tax bill, but with treasury yields rising should investors be more concerned?
HMRC reveals bizarre tax return excuses of 2017
Spilt coffee, a wife who sees aliens and vertigo were just some of the excuses HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) received in 2017 from people who failed to file their tax returns. Click through the slides to see some of the other intriguing excuses and some of the wildly optimistic expense claims the organisation received.
Will inflation remain absent?
During almost a decade of experimental monetary policy from central banks, inflation has been notable by its absence across most economies. With monetary policy beginning to diverge and unemployment falling, will it rear its head again or has it peaked?
How investors were fooled by the Carillion mirage
Carillion’s investment story, like other firms before it, ultimately evolved into something that sounded too good to be true. Its collapse on Monday raises many questions, namely, at the stage it was in before entering liquidation, who would have even wanted to own it?