James Faulkner

Where next for commercial property?

Where next for commercial property?

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UK commercial real estate has performed strongly in recent years despite Brexit, as the hunt for yield leads income-seekers to seek alternative sources of income. James Faulkner caught up with Jason Baggaley, manager of Standard Life Property Income Trust, to get a better insight into the current state of the market.

UK dividend surge belies vulnerabilities

UK dividend surge belies vulnerabilities

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The UK stock market is traditionally a haven for income seekers given its well established dividend culture. Certainly, the current yield of the UK market, at around 4%, is significantly higher than the global average (the MSCI World Index currently yields c. 2.4%). However, that headline figure belies some important underlying weaknesses that investors should…

Titon Holdings could be the stock to own if North Korea re-enters the fold
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Titon Holdings could be the stock to own if North Korea re-enters the fold

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Far-sighted investors are assessing how they can position themselves to capitalise on any opening-up of the North Korean economy. I’ve stumbled across this Main Market listed company that appears to be the closest thing to a UK-listed play on this opportunity… Donald Trump is scheduled to meet Kim Jong Un in a historic summit in…

Is AIM still “the world’s leading growth market”?
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Is AIM still “the world’s leading growth market”?

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The Alternative Investment Market – also known as “AIM” – provokes controversy in the investment community. Some see it as little better than a casino, useful for short-term trading at best; others see it as an ideal forum for the industrious private investor to seek out opportunities for growth. What is for certain is that…

Hydrogen: THE fuel of the future?

Hydrogen: THE fuel of the future?

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Electric vehicles are all the rage right now, but those with a longer-term horizon in mind are looking to hydrogen as the truly green energy source of the future. Master Investor caught up with the CEO of one very exciting company, Powerhouse Energy, to get a glimpse of the shape of things to come… James…

London South East: A one-stop shop for private investors

London South East: A one-stop shop for private investors

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Master Investor interviews Scott Grant, director and co-founder of London South East, the UK’s leading web portal for private investors. 2018 is set to be a landmark year for the company’s flagship website, lse.co.uk. We talked to Scott to get a better idea of what’s in store… James Faulkner: Hi Scott. Many of our readers…

Fruitful Homes: Building the future of housing

Fruitful Homes: Building the future of housing

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Fruitful Homes is the first marketplace that enables investors to make the great return from property developments, while making beautiful, sustainable homes affordable for everyday people. James Faulkner caught up with their Founder & CEO, Luke Barnes…  James Faulkner: Hi Luke. Thank you for taking the time to speak with Master Investor. For the benefit…

Hopes and fears for 2017

Hopes and fears for 2017

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James Faulkner interviews Chris Darbyshire, Chief Investment Officer at Seven Investment Management. James Faulkner: Hi Chris. Thanks for taking the time to speak with Master Investor today. Could you kick off by giving our readers a brief summary of 7IM and its offering to clients, as well as an overview of your role at the…