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Personal Finance Show: Alternative assets & EM debt  

In this week's show the team are joined by James de Bunsen, manager of Henderson Alternative Strategies Trust, who sets out the merits of investing in alternative assets. They consider how to capture the return of value with exchange traded funds and the case for emerging markets debt.

Companies & Markets Show: Shock factor  

In this week's show IC editor John Hughman is joined by Bradley Gerrard and Mark Robinson to discuss how Rolls-Royce is putting recent scandals behind it, how advances in battery technology could electrify your portfolio, and the tales of woe behind a brace of shocking profit warnings.

The Extraction Podcast: Gulf Keystone Petroleum  

Although its debt-for-equity swap completed last October, running a business such as Gulf Keystone Petroleum is still anything but straightforward. Production has long been underfunded, market sentiment is still in recovery, and regional conflict is not far away. In the latest in our Extraction Podcast series, natural resources writer Alex Newman speaks with Gulf Keystone chief executive Jón Ferrier about his company’s painful past and complicated turnaround, and whether the management team now has an onus to sell out. Produced by Dominic Toms.

Personal Finance Show: Trump’s toll on your money?  

Is Donald Trump to blame for the recent slump in emerging markets and how can you position your portfolio to benefit from Trumpflation? Plus why foreign currency ETFs could leave you paying something for nothing. IC deputy personal finance editor Kate Beioley is joined by Adrian Lowcock, investment director at Architas, and personal finance writer Emma Agyemang to discuss the markets and your money this week.

Companies & Markets Show: Consumers' last hurrah?  

HOME IMPROVEMENT: Strong January updates from the retail and housebuilding sectors have defied the post-EU referendum doom and gloom – but is this just a lust hurrah from the embattled consumer? IC editor John Hughman is joined by Harriet Russell and Jonas Crosland to discuss a busy week of trading updates.

Personal Finance Show 6 January 2017  

In this week's personal finance podcast the team set out their investment themes for 2017, and look back at what topped the tables in 2016, with special guest Ben Yearsley, investment director at WealthClub. Ben also sets out his suggestions for ways to boost your retirement income.

Companies & Markets Show 6 January 2017  

Tips of the Year and Next's New Year nasty: IC editor John Hughman and tips editor Algy Hall dissect the performance of our 2016 tips of the year to see what lessons have been learned for our 2017 picks, while retail specialist Harriet Russell explains why Next's poor start to the New Year isn't necessarily a sign of wider weakness in the retail sector.

Personal Finance Show 30 December 2016  

In this week’s personal finance podcast Leonora Walters and Kate Beioley discuss the prospects for UK smaller companies funds over the year ahead, income opportunities in emerging markets and more change at Alliance Trust. They are joined by Peter Doherty, chief investment officer at Tideway Asset Management.

Emerging Markets podcast  

JPMorgan Global Emerging Markets Income's manager Omar Negyal explains what has been driving emerging markets and where to get income in this area

Personal Finance Show 16 December 2016  

In this week’s personal finance podcast the team highlight some funds that outperform and have lower volatility, as well as the many broker charges you need to factor in to work out your total cost of trading. Special guest Peter Walls, manager of Unicorn Mastertrust, meanwhile, flags some of the key issues investment trust investors need to be aware of at the moment.

Boardroom Talk: Time Out's growth quest  

In the latest episode of Boardroom Talk, media writer Theron Mohamed interviews Time Out chief Julio Bruno about the media and e-commerce group's recent listing, navigating the shifting media landscape and the company's growth plans.

Companies & Markets Show 16 December 2016  

INVEST IN STYLE: IC editor John Hughman, companies editor Ian Smith and news editor Bradley Gerrard don their Christmas jumpers to round up a week of M&A madness, retail revelations and climate conundrums. This will be the last podcast until 5th January. In the meantime, we wish a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of our listeners. Thanks for your support this year.

Sectors Podcast: Retailers before Brexit  

The UK's decision to leave the European Union has sent shock waves through global markets, and added to the cost and competitive challenges facing London-listed retailers. The IC's sectors editor Harriet Russell has been talking to experts about how private investors can navigate this storm. Music by Blue Dot Sessions

Personal Finance show 9 December 2016  

In this week's personal finance show Leonora Walters and Kate Beioley look at what shares leading UK equity managers have been buying and selling. Kate explains why one manager argues that it is a good time to buy into UK smaller companies - despite investor antipathy towards this area. And special guest Colin Low, managing director of Kingsfleet Wealth, offers some suggestions on how to rationalise unwieldy portfolios and maximise your tax efficency.

IC Companies & Markets show 9 December 2016  

Oil's new rise, CFD clampdown, consumer credit concerns and more with companies editor Ian Smith & guests.

The Extraction Podcast: Atalaya  

For many years, EMED Mining languished at the pre-development stage, hamstrung with litigation and permitting problems. In 2014, the company rebranded as Atalaya (ATYM), installed a new management team, and then cheaply and quickly renovated the historic Riotinto copper mine in Southern Spain. In the latest in our series of natural resources podcasts, natural resources writer Alex Newman speaks with Atalaya’s chief executive Alberto Lavandeira about the difficulties of renovating a mine, what’s next for the surging copper market and why he is already keen to take on the next project.

Personal Finance Show 2 December 2016  

The team and Investors Chronicle economist Chris Dillow look at how markets have reacted over the past few weeks following the election of Donald Trump, and what they might do going forward. They also consider what a realistic annual return for an investor might be and how useful risk statistics are when choosing a fund.

Companies & Markets Show 2 December 2016  

Top sectors for 2017: Two news stories grabbed the headlines this week: the RBS stress test failure and Opec's decision to rein-in production. Find out if the IC's writers think either decision will have long-term relevance. Algy Hall also takes time out from a busy schedule to review sector prospects for 2017 via his latest stock screen.

The IC Extraction Podcast: Tharisa  

Tharisa's (THS) secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange in June couldn't have been better timed to coincide with the commodities bull run of 2016. With its low cost profile, long-life open pit mine and exposure to chrome, investors have been steadily buying into the rare mining debutant, sending the shares up by more than 200 per cent since the summer. In the latest in our series of natural resources podcasts, natural resources writer Alex Newman speaks with chief executive Phoevos Pouroulis and chief financial officer Michael Jones about Tharisa’s first set of full-year results since listing in London, the state of South Africa’s mining industry, and what’s happening in the chrome market.

Boardroom Talk: Metro Bank's growth challenge  

Emma Powell gets the lowdown on the highly priced challenger bank's strategy for earnings growth. In the latest of our Boardroom Talk podcast series, we ask Metro Bank chief executive Craig Donaldson whether the newly listed challenger bank's high-cost growth strategy will translate into healthy profits and whether it can truly compete with the mainstream banking giants.

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