FOLLOWING last week’s column on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing, what are the issues to look out for when screening for the best returns and best funds to choose? In the ‘beginning’, we had ethical funds, sustainable funds and socially responsible funds, now we have the term ESG.
STANDING next to a plaque in the pure silent outback of Australia, the statement opened with ‘when the first Europeans came here…” with no mention of the indigenous people who had lived there for 45,000 years before.
SO what’s likely to happen to my investments particularly in light of the 2018 market downturn and a Brexit deal? Last year was torrid for most investors with virtually no equity markets producing a positive return.
QUESTION: Can you explain to me the new capital allowances relief announced in Budget 2018? ANSWER: One of the few surprises in Budget 2018 was the introduction with immediate effect of a new class of capital allowances – Structure and Buildings Allowances (SBAs).