Insiders are much more likely to sell shares when retail interest is high. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

2021 has been the year of the retail investor. Long derided as dumb money, commentators increasingly argue that retail investors now need to be taken (...)

Wise’s listing follows the British government’s plans to allow dual-class share ownership on the top tier of the London Stock Exchange. File photograph: Getty

Fintech company Wise rose in its debut following a direct listing on the London Stock Exchange, in the largest such deal ever, bolstering Brexit Brita(...)

Recent cyber-attacks have targeted the HSE as well as a major US gas pipeline and meat processing giant JBS. We will have to get used to this, says in(...)

Adidas and H&M stores in a shopping area of Sanlitun, in Beijing. Companies want to please environmental, social and governance investors without offending China. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

Global corporations have increasingly taken the view in recent years that the rewards of social activism outweigh the risks, taking stances on issues (...)

This proves costly for pension fund investors, as hired managers then underperform over the next three years. Photograph: iStock

Pension funds are hopeless when it comes to choosing investment managers. That’s according to a new study, Choosing Investment Managers, which examin(...)

Markets responded to last week’s US presidential election by posting their biggest post-election day rally in 120 years. Photograph: Jim Watson and Dominick Reuter/AFP

The reaction to last week’s presidential election in the United States shows how quickly market narratives can shift. Prior to the election, the conse(...)

Once appointed, overconfident chief executives are less likely to learn on the job. Photograph: iStock

In the corporate world, the best person doesn’t always get the top job. A new paper, The Life Cycle of a CEO, says overconfident people are more likel(...)

Boohoo chief executive John Lyttle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Advocates of ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) investing have long argued that investors cannot afford to ignore unethical financia(...)

The CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google will testify in front of Congress at the end of July in what could turn into a serious antitrust investigation. Photograph: Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images

The biggest tech stocks keep getting bigger. Last month, Apple and Microsoft became the first American companies to be valued at more than $1.5 trilli(...)

Shares in electric car maker Tesla have more than tripled in three months as the company run by Elon Musk ‘has become the go-to alternative energy car company’. File photograph: David Zalubowski/AP

Green stocks are likely to become the next “mega trend in equity markets”, Saxo Bank argued in a recent report. Environmental, social and corporate go(...)

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