Being fit is important if you are an athlete, or a sports teacher. It’s important if you’re in the armed forces, or if you want to run marathons. Being fit if you run a business isn’t so crucial, is it? Well actually, it could be that it is. In…
Over 650,000 registered financial advisers in the United States help manage over $30 trillion of investible assets and represent approximately 10% of total employment of the finance and insurance sector. However, despite their prevalence and importance, financial advisers are often perceived as dishonest and consistently rank among the least…
The more a company’s board is independent from management, the less likely it will become entangled in corporate misconduct, according to new findings, from a meta-analysis of 135 studies, published in The Journal of Management. The site of independence also matters. Independence on the audit committee particularly shelters firms…
Good News for travellers looking for to live the high life while hopping around the globe. Thanks to an under performing and unpredictable housing market, the economic impact is being strongly felt in luxury property. With foreign investment decreasing and market uncertainty still hovering overhead, the wealthy are having a difficult time in shifting their high-end properties. With a large percentage of these properties being on the market for more than 3 months, many vendors are opening-up to the idea of luxury Airbnb rentals. It is an approach that has already begun to take shape in the UK.
The London property market is currently at an important point thanks to, for the first time in a decade, an unexpected fall in pricing. Analysis from Hometrack shows the decline in asking price to agreed sale has “grown from 0.5% in 2014 to 4% today, with discounts of up to 10% registered in inner London.” This trend of home owners heavily reducing the selling price of their properties has turned London into a buyer’s dream market.
While the ever-present shadow of political uncertainty continues to cloud the future of the UK housing market, information published by The Times and echoed in online…