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ICR327: Herman Brodie, The Trust Mandate

My guest on the podcast today is co-author of a new book called The Trust Mandate. Herman Brodie spent over a decade in investment banking roles in London, Paris and in Frankfurt. In 2000 he co-founded his first company, Cognitrend, a consultancy to advise financial institutions on the utilisation of behavioural finance research. He has pursued this goal since 2013 as Managing Director of Prospecta Limited. Herman is a co-author and lecturer of 'A Practical History of Financial Markets', a...


ICR326: Marc Lichtenfeld, You Don’t Have to Drive an Uber in Retirement

My guest today has written an excellent new book called You Don't Have to Drive an Uber in Retirement: How to Maintain Your Lifestyle without Getting a Job or Cutting Corners. Marc Lichtenfeld is the Chief Income Strategist of The Oxford Club. He is the Senior Editor of The Oxford Income Letter, which is based on his proprietary 10-11-12 System. He is also the Editor of Tactical Trader Alert, Lightning Trend Trader and Chairman's Circle Breakout Alert. In his new book. Marc shares little...


ICR325: Olivia Bowen, Thoughtful Investing

The way in which we choose to invest our money can have a much bigger impact than we might realise. Money can be a force for good, encouraging positive change in the world, as well as being a force for evil; funding distasteful or outright damaging activities. My guest on the podcast today is Olivia Bowen, a Partner in Financial Advice at Castlefield. Olivia is a graduate of Manchester University, joining Castlefield in 1999. As a Partner in their financial advice arm, she's helped...


ICR324: Niels Jensen, The End of Indexing

What's worked before won't always work in the future. In the world of investing, we often hear the risk warning that past performance is not necessarily a guide to future returns. My guest on the show today has written an excellent new book which takes a look into the future for investors, predicting six structural mega-trends that threaten passive investing. Niels Jensen has over 30 years of investment banking and investment management experience. He started his career in Copenhagen in...


ICR323: Danielle Town, How Warren Buffett Taught Me to Master My Money

Growing up, the words finance, savings, and portfolio made my guest's eyes glaze over, and the thought of stocks and financial statements shut down her brain. The daughter of a successful investor and bestselling financial author, she spent most of her adult life avoiding investing - until she realized that her time-consuming career as lawyer was making her feel anything but in control of her life or her money. Determined to regain her freedom, vote for her values with her money, and...


ICR322: Cait Flanders, Year of Less

In her late twenties, my guest today found herself stuck in the consumerism cycle that grips so many of us: earn more, buy more, want more, rinse, repeat. Even after she worked her way out of nearly $30,000 of consumer debt, her old habits took hold again. When she realised that nothing she was doing or buying was making her happy, she decided to set herself a challenge: she would not shop for an entire year. My guest today is Cait Flanders, author of a new book called The Year of Less:...


ICR321: Damion Lupo, Freedom from Money Bondage

One million people financially free. That's the mission of my guest on the podcast today, who joins me to share his tips on freedom from money bondage. Damion Lupo is a best selling personal finance author and host of the Transformation Nation podcast. He's owned more than 30 companies and even founded his own martial art. Damion outrightly rejects regret and speaks to it as the ultimate life failure. He's got a unique approach to living a fulfilled life by breaking rule and making more...


ICR320: Hayley Tink, Behavioural Money Patterns

My guest today is Hayley Tink. Hayley is the first Chartered Financial Planner in the UK to also be a Certified Money Coach. She's able to bring this new dimension to her financial advice work, as well as providing stand-alone money coaching sessions for those who wish to understand the psychological dimension of their own relationship to money. The concept of Money Coaching is still relatively new in Financial Planning circles and it was great to speak to Hayley for this episode to...


ICR319: Bill Francavilla, Madoffs Among Us

Each year investors lose billions to fraudulent activity. Today on the podcast we talk about why and how people fall prey and what steps you can take to stay safe. My guest today is William M. Francavilla. Bill is a Certified Financial Planner with more than 30 years of experience in the financial services profession. He has worked as an investment advisor and professional trainer for several Fortune 500 companies, and retired from Legg Mason as senior vice president and director of...


ICR318: Sarah Stanley Fallaw, Millionaire Next Door

My guest in this episode is Dr Sarah Stanley Fallaw. Sarah is the founder and President of DataPoints LLC, a company that provides scientifically validated, automated behavioral finance tools to the financial services industry. DataPoints created the industry's first biodata-based, predictive assessment of individual propensity to build wealth. Sarah also serves as the Director of Research for the Affluent Market Institute, founded by Dr. Thomas J. Stanley. She is co-author of an...


ICR317: What you need to know about the Spring Statement

In this episode, I share everything you need to know about the Spring Statement. There's an interview with Tim Roache General Secretary of GMB Union and Jon Craven from UIA Mutual Insurance about new research which has found 65% of UK workers are not part of any trade union. And I chat with Martin Dropkin, director of research for fixed income at Fidelity International, about Fidelity's new analyst survey which has found corporate confidence among the world’s largest companies for the year...


ICR316: Victor Seidler, Making Sense of Brexit

After the shock decision to leave the EU in 2016, what can we learn about our divided and increasingly unequal society and the need to listen to each other? This episode isn't strictly about personal finance, but the points we discuss have significant implications for the economy and politics, and therefore personal finance. My guest on the show today is Victor Seidler. Vic is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Sociology, at Goldsmiths University of London. The topic of our...


ICR315: Beyond the 4% rule, with Abraham Okusanya

In this episode, I'm joined by Abraham Okusanya, author of a new book called Beyond The 4% Rule: The science of retirement portfolios that last a lifetime. Regular (and loyal) listeners to this podcast will remember Abraham from episode 11, back in February 2015, and more recently in episode 114, in September 2016, when we spoke about 'brainless portfolios'. Abraham is hosting a conference in London next week called The Science of Retirement, and he's just published a new book called...


ICR314: Warren Hogarth, Replacing Your Banking App

My guest on the show today is Warren Hogarth. Warren spent eight years as a Partner at the number one venture capital firm in the world, Sequoia Capital. Sequoia have invested in companies like Square, Uber, WhatsApp, and AirBnB, and Warren stood shoulder-to-shoulder with founders to build large, enduring businesses; three of them went from zero to over $1 billion. While at Sequoia, Warren saw first-hand how fintech startups were changing the way people approached managing money,...


ICR314: You need to do these things when you get divorced

In this episode of the podcast, I'm talking about getting divorced. Not an uplifting topic for conversation, I know, but an important one, especially from a financial planning perspective. I'll be sharing a few of the most important financial things you need to do when you get divorced. There's also a roundup of the latest personal finance news; I answer a listener question about whether to invest in one go or drip-feed money into investments; and there's the aftershow where I talk about...


ICR312: Meredith Jones, Why Female Money Managers Generate Higher Returns

My guest on the show today is Meredith Jones. Meredith is an internationally-recognized researcher, writer, speaker and expert in the alternative investment industry with more than 20 years of experience. She's is an alternative investment consultant and author of Women of The Street: Why Female Money Managers Generate Higher Returns (And How You Can Too), which won an Axiom Award Gold Medal in 2016. Meredith was also named as an Inc. magazine’s “17 Inspiring Women To Watch in 2017” and...


ICR311: A Mixed Bag

I've called this episode a mixed bag, because that's what it is! All will become clear, so please listen on as I share the story of how I spent Saturday and then some big news. There's also a roundup of the latest personal finance news.


ICR310: Jim Mellon, Investing in the Age of Longevity

My guest on the show today is Jim Mellon, co-author of a new book called Juvenescence. Jim is a visionary entrepreneur with a flair for identifying emerging global trends. Most notably and very publicly, he predicted the credit crunch of 2007-08 in a book entitled “Wake Up! Survive and Prosper in the Coming Economic Turmoil”. The book cited catalysts for the impending crisis including unsustainable levels of consumer debt in the western world, a U.S. housing crash, derivative financial...


ICR309: The Gilt bear market has begun

In this episode, I'm joined by Jeff Keen from Waverton Investment Management to talk about gilts - the bear market has begun. With rising interest rates and inflationary pressures, what can cautious investors expect from gilts and bonds in the years ahead, and what alternatives offer similar levels of diversification within a portfolio. There's also a roundup of the latest personal finance news and the aftershow, where I talk about some of the things we've been up to at Informed Choice...


ICR308: Jason Butler, Simple steps to financial well-being

Whether it’s affording the basics in life, feeling more in control of your money, or balancing today’s spending needs with those in later life, many of us struggle to manage our finances as well as we would wish. My guest on the show today is Jason Butler, author of a new book called Money Moments: Simple steps to financial well-being. Jason is a Fellow of both the Personal Finance Society and Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. Before becoming a full-time author, speaker...


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