Money Clinic with Claer Barrett

Financial Times

The FT’s money-making expert Claer Barrett responds to real-life money questions from a range of millennial guests gearing up to battle the cost of living crisis. Every episode is packed with nuggets, tips and takeaways shared by top FT writers and financial experts. There are no short cuts to wealth, but Money Clinic promises to tell you things you didn’t know about your finances and investing in ways that anyone can understand.


Want to talk to Claer on the show? Email money@ft.com or drop her a line on Instagram @Claerb


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Do sneakers deserve a place in your investment portfolio?
3d ago
Do sneakers deserve a place in your investment portfolio?
Over the past decade, collectible sneakers have crept to multi-billion dollar market status, but can they really be considered investments? In this episode, presenter Claer Barrett checks in with Unhedged podcast co-host and aspiring sneakerhead Rob Armstrong for his take on these alternative alternative investments, and later hears about the world’s first managed sneaker fund, Always Legit, asking co-founder and COO Howie Schwartz the burning question: are sneakers investable in the long run?For a chance to win a pair of Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones, share your thoughts on the show with us via a short survey before August 29 2024 (terms and conditions can be found here).For more tips on how to organise your money, sign up to Claer's email series 'Sort Your Financial Life Out With Claer Barrett' at FT.com/moneycourseIf you would like to be a guest on a future episode of Money Clinic, email us at money@ft.com or send Claer a DM on social media — she’s @ClaerB on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. Want more?Watch the FT video report, How sneaker fans are cashing in on the $2bn resale market for limited edition trainers.Check out Claer’s column, Could AI make you a better investor?Listen to more episodes of Money Clinic, such as The case for investing in AI, WTF are ETFs?, and more.Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Tamara Kormornick. Our executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music. Cheryl Brumley is the FT’s global head of audio.Disclaimer: The Money Clinic podcast is a general discussion about financial topics and does not constitute an investment recommendation or individual financial advice.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
What will the UK election mean for your money?
Jun 25 2024
What will the UK election mean for your money?
Regardless of which political party wins the UK general election on July 4, voters fear they will have to pay more taxes. Taxes are the crucial battleground in the run-up to polling day, and experts question whether manifesto pledges can be delivered without raising them. What aspects of our personal finances could be affected - and could a change of leadership potentially be beneficial for investors in UK stocks? In this episode, host Claer Barrett discusses what could happen next with Miranda Green, the FT’s deputy opinion editor; Nimesh Shah, chief executive of advisory firm Blick Rothenberg and Moira O’Neill, an FT investing columnist. Clips: LBC, Labour PartyLinks to articles mentioned in the show:Blue Wall vulnerable to tactical voting as natural Conservatives turn against partyThe hunt for good-value UK stocksWealthy foreigners step up plans to leave UK as taxes increaseFor more tips on how to organise your money, sign up to Claer's email series 'Sort Your Financial Life Out With Claer Barrett' at FT.com/moneycourseIf you would like to be a guest on a future episode of Money Clinic, email us at money@ft.com or send Claer a DM on social media — she’s @ClaerB on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. Want more?Check out Claer’s column, What I wish I’d known before my smartphone was snatched.Listen to more episodes, such as Tax cuts: will they or won’t they?, The bonus secrets of Financial Times readers, and more.Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Tamara Kormornick. Our executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music. Cheryl Brumley is the FT’s global head of audio.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Can financial therapy change our relationship with money?
Jun 18 2024
Can financial therapy change our relationship with money?
Prepare to take a seat on the therapist’s couch and discover what your money habits say about you. In this episode, host Claer Barrett sits down with the UK’s first financial therapist, Vicky Reynal whose new book, Money on Your Mind: The Psychology Behind Your Financial Habits, aims to help people untangle problematic aspects of their relationship with money. They discuss the symbolic nature of money, what can make one person a spender and another a saver, and how equipping yourself with this knowledge can empower you to change negative behaviours around money.Want more?Check out Claer’s column, What I wish I’d known before my smartphone was snatched.Listen to more episodes, such as Money and relationships: a crash course, Investment masterclass: The psychology of money, The high cost of being a wedding guest, and more.For more tips on how to organise your money, sign up to Claer's email series 'Sort Your Financial Life Out With Claer Barrett' at FT.com/moneycourseIf you would like to be a guest on a future episode of Money Clinic, email us at money@ft.com or send Claer a DM on social media — she’s @ClaerB on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Tamara Kormornick. Our executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music. Cheryl Brumley is the FT’s global head of audio.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Five Minute Investor from Money Clinic: What is a PE ratio?
Jun 11 2024
The Five Minute Investor from Money Clinic: What is a PE ratio?
When we talk about the relative value of our investments, PE ratios are never far away from the conversation - but what does this mean, and what exactly goes into this calculation? In the latest episode of our Five Minute Investor miniseries, FT consumer editor Claer Barrett challenges FT investment columnist Stuart Kirk to break down the ‘price’ and ‘earnings’ parts of the equation, and elucidate on other ways the PE ratio is used by investors to benchmark the relative value of different shares and other assets in their portfolio. Tune in every Tuesday to catch the latest episode of the Five Minute Investor, and subscribe to Money Clinic wherever you get your podcasts. If you would like Claer to demystify an investment term, email the team at money@ft.com or send Claer a DM on social media — she’s @ClaerB on Instagram and TikTok.For more tips on how to organise your money, sign up to Claer's email series 'Sort Your Financial Life Out With Claer Barrett' at FT.com/moneycourseWant more?Check out Claer’s column, Have you got five minutes to talk about investing?Read Stuart Kirk’s latest Skin in the Game column for free.Listen to Money Clinic’s Investment Masterclasses, such as Stuart Kirk has ‘skin in the game’, ‘Money is basically a fiction’, and more.Disclaimer: The Money Clinic podcast is a general discussion about financial topics and does not constitute an investment recommendation or individual financial advice.Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Tamara Kormornick. Our executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music. Cheryl Brumley is the FT’s global head of audio.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Five-Minute Investor from Money Clinic: What’s an IPO?
Jun 4 2024
The Five-Minute Investor from Money Clinic: What’s an IPO?
With a string of companies preparing to launch stock market listings on both sides of the Atlantic, investors may be tempted to invest in an IPO. But when companies stage an initial public offering, what are the factors to consider? In our new miniseries, The Five-Minute Investor, consumer editor Claer Barrett challenges Rob Armstrong, co-host of FT’s Unhedged podcast and author of the Unhedged newsletter, to explain why companies go public, and the risks of getting carried away with investing on the first day of public trading.Tune in every Tuesday to catch the latest episode of The Five-Minute Investor, and subscribe to Money Clinic wherever you get your podcasts. If you would like Claer to demystify an investment term, email the team at money@ft.com or send Claer a DM on social media — she’s @ClaerB on Instagram and TikTok.For more tips on how to organise your money, sign up to Claer's email series 'Sort Your Financial Life Out With Claer Barrett' at FT.com/moneycourseWant more?Listen to Unhedged wherever you get your podcasts, read Rob Armstrong’s latest Unhedged newsletter, and sign up to a free 30-day trial of the Unhedged newsletter: https://www.ft.com/unhedgedoffer. Check out Claer’s column, Have you got five minutes to talk about investing?Listen to Money Clinic’s Investment Masterclasses, such as An insider's view of the City of London, What’s one of the world’s leading investors buying?, and more.Disclaimer: The Money Clinic podcast is a general discussion about financial topics and does not constitute an investment recommendation or individual financial advice.Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Tamara Kormornick. Our executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music. Cheryl Brumley is the FT’s global head of audio.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Five-Minute Investor from Money Clinic: What is a yield?
May 28 2024
The Five-Minute Investor from Money Clinic: What is a yield?
Like an interest rate on a savings account, investment yields show us how much income different investments are able to generate. But how are yields calculated, and how can they measure the returns on different types of investments including shares, bonds and property? In our new miniseries, The Five-Minute Investor, consumer editor Claer Barrett asks FT markets columnist and Unhedged co-host Katie Martin to give practical examples of how yields can be used as a benchmark for different assets, and how to interpret the story behind the numbers.Tune in every Tuesday to catch the latest episode of The Five-Minute Investor, and subscribe to Money Clinic wherever you get your podcasts. If you would like Claer to demystify an investment term, email the team at money@ft.com or send Claer a DM on social media — she’s @ClaerB on Instagram and TikTok.For more tips on how to organise your money, sign up to Claer's email series 'Sort Your Financial Life Out With Claer Barrett' at FT.com/moneycourse.Want more?Listen to Unhedged wherever you get your podcasts, and read Katie Martin’s column on the topic, How the humble dividend might rise again.Check out Claer’s Lunch with investor and ‘Dragon’s Den’ star Deborah Meaden.Listen to Money Clinic’s investment masterclasses, such as Deborah Meaden on her life in business, An insider's view of the City of London, and more.Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Tamara Kormornick. Our executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music. Cheryl Brumley is the FT’s global head of audio.Disclaimer: The Money Clinic podcast is a general discussion about financial topics and does not constitute an investment recommendation or individual financial advice.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Five-Minute Investor from Money Clinic: What’s a bull market?
May 21 2024
The Five-Minute Investor from Money Clinic: What’s a bull market?
Global stock markets are charging along breaking record after record — but what’s driving this ‘bull market’ and how much longer can it last? Plus, what could it mean for investors if a ‘bear market’ awakens from hibernation? In our new miniseries, The Five-Minute Investor, consumer editor Claer Barrett challenges Rob Armstrong, co-host of FT’s Unhedged podcast and author of the Unhedged newsletter, to explain the factors that drive bull and bear markets, and if individual investors should reconsider their strategy.Links:Free pound cost averaging calculator: https://www.hl.co.uk/tools/calculators/regular-investing-calculatorFree dollar cost averaging calculator: https://www.buyupside.com/calculators/dollarcostave.phpTune in every Tuesday to catch the latest episode of The Five-Minute Investor, and subscribe to Money Clinic wherever you get your podcasts. If you would like Claer to demystify an investment term, email the team at money@ft.com or send Claer a DM on social media — she’s @ClaerB on Instagram and TikTok.For more tips on how to organise your money, sign up to Claer's email series 'Sort Your Financial Life Out With Claer Barrett' at FT.com/moneycourseWant more?Listen to Unhedged wherever you get your podcasts, read Rob Armstrong’s Unhedged newsletter on the topic, A better bull market?, and sign up to a free 30-day trial of the Unhedged newsletter: https://www.ft.com/unhedgedoffer. Check out Claer’s column, Have you got five minutes to talk about investing?Listen to Money Clinic’s Investment Masterclasses, such as An insider's view of the City of London, What’s one of the world’s leading investors buying?, and more.Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Tamara Kormornick. Our executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music. Cheryl Brumley is the FT’s global head of audio.Disclaimer: The Money Clinic podcast is a general discussion about financial topics and does not constitute an investment recommendation or individual financial advice.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Five-Minute Investor from Money Clinic: The power of compounding
May 14 2024
The Five-Minute Investor from Money Clinic: The power of compounding
‘The two most powerful warriors are patience and time,’ Leo Tolstoy once wrote. But how can this make you a richer investor? The answer is compounding, and in our new miniseries, The Five-Minute Investor, consumer editor Claer Barrett challenges Bobby Seagull, the TV star and mathematics teacher, to demonstrate how compounding can power up our long-term investments. Tune in every Tuesday to catch the latest episode of The Five-Minute Investor, and subscribe to Money Clinic wherever you get your podcasts. If you would like Claer to demystify an investment term, email the team at money@ft.com or send Claer a DM on social media — she’s @ClaerB on Instagram and TikTok.Try out a compound interest calculator, and read more about INC and ACC funds.Take a look at MoneySavingExpert’s credit card minimum repayment calculator.For more tips on how to organise your money, sign up to Claer's email series 'Sort Your Financial Life Out With Claer Barrett' at FT.com/moneycourseWant more?Check out Claer’s column, Why do we think we can beat the market?Listen to Money Clinic’s Investment Masterclasses, such as An insider's view of the City of London, What’s one of the world’s leading investors buying?, and more.Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Tamara Kormornick. Our executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music. Cheryl Brumley is the FT’s global head of audio.Disclaimer: The Money Clinic podcast is a general discussion about financial topics and does not constitute an investment recommendation or individual financial advice.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Five Minute Investor from Money Clinic: Are share buybacks good news for investors?
May 7 2024
The Five Minute Investor from Money Clinic: Are share buybacks good news for investors?
Share buybacks have been in the news as Apple announced what would be the largest buyback in US history. But why is the US tech giant purchasing $110bn of its own shares, and cancelling them? In the latest episode of our Five Minute Investor miniseries, FT consumer editor Claer Barrett quizzes FT investment columnist Stuart Kirk on why more and more companies are doing this — and how investors can benefit. Tune in every Tuesday to catch the latest episode of the Five Minute Investor, and subscribe to Money Clinic wherever you get your podcasts. If you would like Claer to demystify an investment term, email the team at money@ft.com or send Claer a DM on social media — she’s @ClaerB on Instagram and TikTok.For more tips on how to organise your money, sign up to Claer's email series 'Sort Your Financial Life Out With Claer Barrett' at FT.com/moneycourseWant more?Check out Claer’s column, Have you got five minutes to talk about investing?Read Stuart Kirk’s latest Skin in the Game column for free.Listen to Money Clinic’s Investment Masterclasses, such as Stuart Kirk has ‘skin in the game’, ‘Money is basically a fiction’, and more.Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Tamara Kormornick. Our executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music. Cheryl Brumley is the FT’s global head of audio.Disclaimer: The Money Clinic podcast is a general discussion about financial topics and does not constitute an investment recommendation or individual financial advice.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Five Minute Investor from Money Clinic: Why liquidity matters for investors
Apr 30 2024
The Five Minute Investor from Money Clinic: Why liquidity matters for investors
In the age of the smartphone, it’s never been easier to buy an investment — but how quickly can you sell one, and how might this affect the price? In our new miniseries, The Five Minute Investor, consumer editor Claer Barrett challenges investment commentator Justin Urquhart-Stewart to explain why liquidity should be at the forefront of every investor’s mind.Tune in every Tuesday to catch the latest episode of the Five Minute Investor, and subscribe to Money Clinic wherever you get your podcasts. If you would like Claer to demystify an investment term, email the team at money@ft.com or send Claer a DM on social media — she’s @ClaerB on Instagram and TikTok.For more tips on how to organise your money, sign up to Claer's email series 'Sort Your Financial Life Out With Claer Barrett' at FT.com/moneycourseWant more?Check out Claer’s column, Why do we think we can beat the market?Listen to Money Clinic’s Investment Masterclasses, such as An insider's view of the City of London with today’s guest Justin Urquart-Stewart, What’s one of the world’s leading investors buying?, and more.Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Tamara Kormornick. Our executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music. Cheryl Brumley is the FT’s global head of audio.Disclaimer: The Money Clinic podcast is a general discussion about financial topics and does not constitute an investment recommendation or individual financial advice.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Five Minute Investor from Money Clinic: Magnificent Seven
Apr 23 2024
The Five Minute Investor from Money Clinic: Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven could make up a much bigger slice of your own portfolio than you realise, but what are these seven stocks, and why are they so dominant? In our new miniseries The Five Minute Investor, consumer editor Claer Barrett challenges FT markets columnist Katie Martin to explain the hype around these gigantic US stocks.Tune in every Tuesday to catch the latest episode of the Five Minute Investor, and subscribe to Money Clinic wherever you get your podcasts. If you would like Claer to demystify an investment term, email the team at money@ft.com or send Claer a DM on social media — she’s @ClaerB on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.For more tips on how to organise your money, sign up to Claer's email series 'Sort Your Financial Life Out With Claer Barrett' at FT.com/moneycourseWant more?Read Claer’s recent column that looked at how exposed the index funds in her portfolio were to the Magnificent Seven - and if this was a good or bad thing: free to read link here Check out Katie Martin’s most recent FT column, which looks at how the Magnificent Seven share prices are coming under pressure: free to read link here Listen to more episodes of Money Clinic, such as The case for investing in AI, WTF are ETFs?, and more.Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Tamara Kormornick. Our executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music. Cheryl Brumley is the FT’s global head of audio.Disclaimer: The Money Clinic podcast is a general discussion about financial topics and does not constitute an investment recommendation or individual financial advice.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Investment Masterclass: confessions of a top ex-Citibank trader
Apr 16 2024
Investment Masterclass: confessions of a top ex-Citibank trader
‘If I try to put myself back into the shoes of me as a 21-year-old, all I can tell you is this: I was hungry,’ writes Gary Stevenson in his recently released memoir, The Trading Game, which tells the story of how the son of a Post Office worker briefly became the highest-paid trader working on Citi’s bond trading floor at London’s Canary Wharf. He sits down with host Claer Barrett to talk about what he learned about trading and how the wider economy works – and why he’s worried.Find Gary @garyseconomics on YouTube, X, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. Read Gary Stevenson’s recent FT Magazine profile by Miles Ellingham.For more tips on how to organise your money, sign up to Claer's email series 'Sort Your Financial Life Out With Claer Barrett' at FT.com/moneycourse. If you would like to be a guest on a future episode of Money Clinic, email us at money@ft.com or send Claer a DM on social media — she’s @ClaerB on X, Instagram and TikTok. Want more?Check out Claer’s column, The hunt for good value UK stocks.Listen to more episodes, such as Investment Masterclass: An insider's view of the City of London, Investment masterclass: what’s one of the world’s leading investors buying?, and more. Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Tamara Kormornick. Our executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music. Cheryl Brumley is the FT’s global head of audio.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Money Clinic presents Unhedged: The great British bargain show
Apr 9 2024
Money Clinic presents Unhedged: The great British bargain show
The main stock index in the UK, the FTSE 100, includes some of the biggest and most profitable multinational companies in the world. But in recent years the index has trailed the US markets and is now considerably cheaper. In this episode of the FT’s Unhedged podcast, introduced by Money Clinic’s Claer Barrett, reporters Ethan Wu and Rob Armstrong ask if investors are overlooking a bargain. Want more?Read Claer Barrett’s latest FT article, The hunt for good value UK stocks. Find Unhedged wherever you get your podcasts, and enjoy a free 30-day trial of the Unhedged newsletter (free for FT Premium subscribers). Follow Ethan Wu (@ethanywu), Robert Armstrong (Katie Martin (@katie_martin_fx) on X. You can email Ethan at ethan.wu@ft.com.Listen to more Money Clinic episodes, such as How an ISA millionaire chooses stocks, Investment Masterclass: Nick Train on the case for investing in UK shares, and more. For more tips on how to organise your money, sign up to Claer's email series 'Sort Your Financial Life Out With Claer Barrett' at FT.com/moneycourseIf you would like to be a guest on a future episode of Money Clinic, email us at money@ft.com or send Claer a DM on social media — she’s @ClaerB on X, Instagram and TikTok. Unhedged is produced by Jake Harper and edited by Bryant Urstadt. The executive producer is Jacob Goldstein. We had additional help from Topher Forhecz. Cheryl Brumley is the FT’s global head of audio. Special thanks to Laura Clarke, Alastair Mackie, Gretta Cohn and Natalie Sadler. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Isa season: how to build tax-free wealth
Mar 26 2024
Isa season: how to build tax-free wealth
With just days to go until the end of the tax year, it’s peak season for British savers and investors to make the most of their £20,000 annual Isa allowance before it renews on April 6. Whether you’re a beginner or a more seasoned investor, this episode clearly explains the tax benefits of Isas, how these work in practice and some common investment strategies. Host Claer Barrett breaks down the different types of Isas with FT Money columnist Moira O’Neill and Timi Merriman-Johnson, the financial educator and content creator better known online as Mr MoneyJar. In the edited highlights from an FT webinar, the panel shares tips about everything from getting started and choosing the right platform to asset allocation and ensuring your Isa portfolio is diversified. For more tips on how to organise your money, sign up to Claer's email series 'Sort Your Financial Life Out With Claer Barrett' at FT.com/moneycourseIf you would like to be a guest on a future episode of Money Clinic, email us at money@ft.com or send Claer a DM on social media — she’s @ClaerB on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. Want more?Check out Claer’s column, Why I’m sticking with my passive Isa strategyListen to more episodes, such as How an ISA millionaire chooses stocks, Investment Masterclass: Isa investing is changing, and more. Links:https://www.pimfa.co.uk/https://www.boringmoney.co.uk/https://compareandinvest.co.uk/Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Tamara Kormornick and Persis Love. Our executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music. Cheryl Brumley is the FT’s global head of audio.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Fixing women’s financial future
Mar 19 2024
Fixing women’s financial future
Hot on the heels of a UK Budget announcement that promised to boost the childcare offer for working families, host Claer Barrett marks International Women’s Day by speaking to a panel of experts about the true cost of childcare, and how investing in this “essential infrastructure” could boost the UK economy as well as helping to close the gender pay and gender pensions gap.On the panel are ‘Flex Appeal’ campaigner Anna Whitehouse, known to her social media audience as Mother Pukka, Joeli Brearley, childcare campaigner and founder of the charity ‘Pregnant Then Screwed’, and Maike Currie, who spearheads Hargreaves Lansdown’s ‘Financially Fearless’ female investing campaign. This episode is a recording of an event organised by FLIC, the FT’s financial literacy and inclusion campaign.For more tips on how to organise your money, sign up to Claer's email series 'Sort Your Financial Life Out With Claer Barrett' at FT.com/moneycourseFor more on FLIC, see www.ftflic.com If you would like to be a guest on a future episode of Money Clinic, email us at money@ft.com or send Claer a DM on social media — she’s @ClaerB on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.Want more?Check out Claer’s column, What women want their financial future to look like.Listen to more episodes, such as Mind the gap! What women need to know about investing, Childcare in crisis and more.Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Tamara Kormornick and Persis Love. Our executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music. Cheryl Brumley is the FT’s global head of audio.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
UK Budget: what it means for your money
Mar 12 2024
UK Budget: what it means for your money
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has delivered a £10bn tax-cutting Budget, promising to create a “new generation of investors” — but what does he actually have in store for our personal finances? Host Claer Barrett is joined by an expert panel to discuss tax changes coming in April, with higher-earning working parents set to see the biggest boost. Armed with direct guidance from HMRC, Miranda Green, the FT’s deputy opinion editor and Rafe Uddin, FT politics reporter, talk us through changes to child benefit, and whether plans for a new “UK Isa” and a retail offering of NatWest shares this summer will really boost the fortunes of London’s stock market — and of investors. They’re joined by Carl Emmerson, deputy director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, who sets out what people on different salary bands can expect to see from the second cut to national insurance — plus what tax policies the opposition Labour party might be thinking up after Hunt shamelessly borrowed some of its biggest ideas. For more tips on how to organise your money, sign up to Claer's email series 'Sort Your Financial Life Out With Claer Barrett' at FT.com/moneycourseIf you would like to be a guest on a future episode of Money Clinic, email us at money@ft.com or send Claer a DM on social media — she’s @ClaerB on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.Want more?For a full guide to tax changes, read this FT Weekend piece: Will the Budget leave you better off? Listen to more episodes, such as Tax cuts: will they or won’t they?, When is a tax cut not a tax cut? The Autumn Statement digested and more.Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Tamara Kormornick and Persis Love. Our executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music. Cheryl Brumley is the FT’s global head of audio.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Investment Masterclass: The case for investing in AI
Mar 5 2024
Investment Masterclass: The case for investing in AI
Investors are expecting artificial intelligence to power the next tech revolution - but are they right? Positive numbers from AI chipmaker Nvidia have powered a global stock market rally in recent weeks, with valuations of the so-called Magnificent Seven soaring as AI enters the mainstream. In this episode, Claer sits down with “AI maximalist” Ben Rogoff, lead fund manager of the £3.5bn Polar Capital Technology Trust. With more than 80 per cent of his fund’s underlying investments aimed at capturing future growth from AI, he explains what’s informing his investment strategy and responds to fears of a valuation bubble. He also shares with Money Clinic listeners why “odd” behaviour from tech leaders could be a sign that change is happening faster than markets think.For more tips on how to organise your money, sign up to Claer's email series 'Sort Your Financial Life Out With Claer Barrett' at FT.com/moneycourseIf you would like to be a guest on a future episode of Money Clinic, email us at money@ft.com or send Claer a DM on social media — she’s @ClaerB on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.Want more?Check out Claer’s column, Overheard in the newsroom: who will be this year’s Budget winners?Listen to more investor masterclasses, such as What’s in your global tracker fund?, Four ways to beat the market and more.Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Tamara Kormornick and Persis Love. Our executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music. Cheryl Brumley is the FT’s global head of audio.Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.