Tuesday, December 5, 2023

How to buy a property at auction in the uk

If you live in the UK, it’s highly likely that you’ve stumbled across the bastion of daytime TV, Homes Under The Hammer. But whilst most of the Great British public are aware of property auctions, very few have experienced visiting or buying from one.  In this article, we seek to demystify how buying a property […]

Your money or your life – book summary

Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin is credited with starting the now infamous FIRE movement. The premise of the book is that in modern society, the majority of people trade their time for money. Think about this for a second. If someone were to hold a gun to your head […]

Reshape finance for a green recovery

More than 50 MPs and peers from across Britain’s main political parties have called on the Bank of England and Treasury to coordinate their activities and seize the unprecedented opportunity to reshape finance and support a​‘build back better’ recovery. Their move was prompted by NEF research with Positive Money and academics. In a letter to […]

Is there a trade-off between protecting investors and promoting entrepreneurial activity? Evidence from angel financing

Small businesses, which account for two-thirds of new jobs created in the United States, are the basis for innovation and crucial for economic growth. Raising capital for small businesses is important but not easy in a market with large information asymmetry and high search costs of potential investors. Regulators like the Securities and Exchange Commission […]

Can ESG disclosure improve investment efficiency?

In 2019, 90% of S&P 500 firms published sustainability reports, up from only 20% in 2011. Pressure is mounting for companies worldwide to disclose Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) information. Investors like BlackRock are voting against companies such as the US oil giant ExxonMobil because of their insufficient progress on integrating climate risks into their business […]

Does social connectedness affect stock market participation?

Everyone should invest in stocks, at least a very small fraction of their wealth. This suggestion is probably one of the few consensuses that business school professors and economists share. Without digging into sophisticated economic models, one could easily see why by checking some stats. The average annual return in the US stock market in […]