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EasyJet cash call: what are rights issues and how do they work?

Thursday 16 Sep 2021

Having rejected a takeover offer reportedly from Wizz Air ( WIZZ ) , budget airline EasyJet ( EZJ ) is now asking shareholders if they will support it with a cash injection via a £1.2 billion rights issue. The proceeds from the fundraise, combined with a new $400 million credit facility, will be...

How Sorrell’s digital advertising champ S4 has left WPP in the shade

Thursday 09 Sep 2021

The former chief executive and founder of advertising giant WPP ( WPP ) Martin Sorrell has pursued a ruthless growth strategy with his new digital marketing upstart S4 Capital ( SFOR ) , which he heads up as executive chairman. His departure from WPP was mired in acrimony but Sorrell has moved on...

How to turn your mortgage green

Thursday 09 Sep 2021

Environmentally-conscious people can turn their investments and savings green and now they can turn their mortgage green too, with a surge in eco-friendly mortgages being launched. The number of ‘green’ mortgages on the market has increased five-fold so far this year, according to data from...

The big role pensions could play in Morrisons bid saga and other takeovers

Thursday 09 Sep 2021

From October 2021 the pensions regulator will assume enhanced powers whereby it can punish bad behaviour and bring forward criminal proceedings. Legal experts Norton Rose Fulbright believe that the new powers give pension trustees a formal role in takeovers and arguably some leverage, and the...

The lowdown on non-fungible tokens and why NFTs are in fashion

Thursday 09 Sep 2021

Plenty of investors have had their heads turned by bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies but the explosion of digital investments doesn’t stop there – Non-Fungible Tokens, or NFTs, are another route to potential wealth creation, if you’re happy to accept the risks. NFTs are digital tokens used for...

FTSE 250 companies that score well for financial health

Thursday 02 Sep 2021

T his is the final part of our three-part series on the FTSE 250. Read our introduction here and catch up on the growth versus value debate in part two here . In this last part of our mini-series on the FTSE 250 we take a look at some of the higher quality stocks that inhabit the UK’s mid-cap...

Feed the world: How to invest in the future of food

Thursday 02 Sep 2021

The world is on the cusp of the most consequential disruption in food and agricultural production since domestication of plants and animals began thousands of years ago. As highlighted in Baillie Gifford’s 2020 ‘Positive Change Impact Report’, in 2050, the global population is expected to reach 10...

Food fight: can delivery platforms make profits?

Thursday 26 Aug 2021

The growth potential for online food delivery is massive, given an annual $350 billion restaurant spend in the US alone. Yet investors should tread carefully, there are challenging dynamics that have led to a cash-burning contest among competitors, such as UK-listed pair Deliveroo ( ROO ) and Just...

Investing for children: how to give your kids a head start

Thursday 26 Aug 2021

Children are growing up in an uncertain world, as current geopolitical tumult and extreme weather events demonstrate, which means their parents have plenty to fret about. However, one step parents can take to help them sleep better at night is to ensure their kids’ financial futures are as secure...

FTSE 250 - value vs growth and the hunt for yield

Thursday 26 Aug 2021

T his is part two of a three-part series on the FTSE 250. Read part one here and we’ll conclude the series in next week’s issue. In our three part series on the FTSE 250 we are aiming to slice and dice the index to identify stocks with different inherent qualities and generate ideas for investors...

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