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Welcome to Informed Choice Radio, the personal finance podcast all about achieving your financial goals in life. New episodes are published every Friday, featuring expert interviews and practical tips for making the most of your money. Your host for Informed Choice Radio is Martin Bamford; a Chartered Financial Planner, Fellow of the Personal Finance Society and personal finance author. Contact Martin at martin@icfp.co.uk with any comments or questions. You can find show notes and archived episodes at https://icradio.co.uk/episodes/.

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    • 4.7 • 64 Ratings

Welcome to Informed Choice Radio, the personal finance podcast all about achieving your financial goals in life. New episodes are published every Friday, featuring expert interviews and practical tips for making the most of your money. Your host for Informed Choice Radio is Martin Bamford; a Chartered Financial Planner, Fellow of the Personal Finance Society and personal finance author. Contact Martin at martin@icfp.co.uk with any comments or questions. You can find show notes and archived episodes at https://icradio.co.uk/episodes/.

    Smart home energy technology, with Mark Harrison from dcbel

    Smart home energy technology, with Mark Harrison from dcbel

    We need to get smarter about home energy consumption.
    With rising wholesale prices and concerns about the capacity of the National Grid, could your battery electric vehicle be part of the solution to a smart energy future?
    In today’s episode, I’m chatting with Mark Harrison from dcbel, who are bringing to Europe their smart home energy technology.
    dcbel sits at the nexus of residential solar power, electric vehicle charging and prosumer-centric energy systems. Its AI-driven sustainable energy technology puts the power into the hands of customers to fuel their car, home, and lifestyle with solar energy.
    I’m fascinated by new technology, especially where it has the prospect to save money, lead to a more sustainable future, and secure access to energy in an increasingly uncertain world.
    Here’s my conversation with Mark Harrison from dcbel in episode 583 of Informed Choice Radio.

    • 15 min
    Embracing the energy transition, with Tom Holl from Blackrock Energy & Resources Income Trust

    Embracing the energy transition, with Tom Holl from Blackrock Energy & Resources Income Trust

    The world of energy is changing, with a dramatic shift towards sustainability.
    At the same time, the price of wholesale energy went through the roof as the economy returned to normal levels of activity post-pandemic.
    Joining me for this episode is Tom Holl, co-manager of the BlackRock Energy and Resources Income Trust plc and a member of BlackRock's Natural Resources team.
    Tom is responsible for the nutrition strategy, the gold and mining sectors, and co-manages a number of the team's gold and mining portfolios as well as income strategies.
    Mining and energy companies lie at the heart of the global economy, helping fuel economic activity. Mining companies provide the resources to build new infrastructure, while energy companies drive growth.
    In this conversation, I chat with Tom about the factors behind current high prices, the three transition 'buckets' in the energy sector, and why the UK has some amazing opportunities during this transition.
    Here's my conversation with Tom Holl, co-manager of the BlackRock Energy and Resources Income Trust, in episode 582 of Informed Choice Radio.

    • 28 min
    How to make life Easier, with Chris Westfall

    How to make life Easier, with Chris Westfall

    How can we make our lives easier?
    My guest on the podcast today is Chris Westfall, a business coach, author and speaker.
    In his latest book, Chris writes about ways to make your work life work for you.
    Easier is the hold-your-handbook on coaching, leadership and resilience, offering insights on creating the future of work, finding connection and guidance, and finding ways to make everything in life easier.
    Chris Westfall is one of the most sought-after coaches and keynote speakers in the world.
    He has helped launch over five dozen businesses and has appeared on ABC News, NBC TV, and CNN. His clients have appeared on Shark Tank, Dragons Den in Canada and Shark Tank - Australia.
    In our conversation today, we talk about turning frustration into transformation, why service and creation are our purpose on earth, and what makes self-leadership essential.
    Here's my conversation with Chris Westfall, author of Easier, in episode 581 of Informed Choice Radio.

    • 26 min
    How to Succeed in the New World of Work, with Kerry Hannon

    How to Succeed in the New World of Work, with Kerry Hannon

    Anyone who began working 20 or 30 years ago has witnessed astonishing changes in the workplace during their career.
    When the global pandemic hit, older workers fortunate enough to retain their jobs once again had to navigate enormous upheaval, virtually overnight.
    Working from home, often in isolation, over-fifties found themselves facing daunting technological and social challenges.
    My guest on the podcast today is Kerry Hannon, author of In Control at 50+: How to Succeed in the New World of Work.
    Kerry Hannon is a leading authority and strategist who has spent more than three decades covering all aspects of careers, business, personal finance, and retirement as a columnist, editor, and writer for leading media companies.
    In her new book, In Control at 50+, Kerry illustrates how COVID-19 changed the nature of work, provides a compellingly optimistic vision of the future, and highlights opportunities and specific action steps for achieving success.
    Here’s my conversation with Kerry Hannon, author of In Control at 50+, in episode 580 of Informed Choice Radio.

    • 21 min
    How the Masters of Private Equity Always Win, with Sachin Khajuria

    How the Masters of Private Equity Always Win, with Sachin Khajuria

    Private equity was once an investment niche.
    Today, the wealth controlled by its leading firms surpasses the GDP of some nations.
    My guest on the podcast today is Sachin Khajuria, author of the first true insider’s account of private equity, revealing what it takes to thrive among the world’s hungriest dealmakers.
    A former partner at Apollo, Sachin gives readers an unprecedented view inside this opaque global economic engine, which plays a vital role underpinning our retirement systems.
    He brings the traits, culture, and temperament of the industry’s leading practitioners to life through a series of vivid and unvarnished deal sketches.
    Here's my conversation with Sachin Khajuria, author of Two and Twenty: How the Masters of Private Equity Always Win, in episode 579 of Informed Choice Radio.

    • 36 min
    Should You Invest in Gold? (The Pros and Cons), with Adrian Ash

    Should You Invest in Gold? (The Pros and Cons), with Adrian Ash

    What part should gold play in your investment portfolio?
    My guest today is Adrian Ash, director of research at BullionVault, the world’s largest online marketplace for gold, silver, platinum and palladium.
    Looking after £3 billion of precious metal for more than 100,000 customers, BullionVault offers private investors access to the whole bullion market with online trading, instant settlement, and low-cost storage in secure vaults.
    Winner in April 2022 of a third Queen’s Award for Enterprise, BullionVault has been a full member since 2008 of professional trade body the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) and was chosen in 2017 as online vaulted bullion partner of the mining-industry backed World Platinum Investment Council.
    During our conversation today, we talk about the factors influencing the price of gold, why silver is called The Devil’s Metal, and what Russia’s invasion of Ukraine means for the palladium market.
    Here’s my conversation with Adrian Ash, director of research at BullionVault, in episode 578 of Informed Choice Radio.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

Spiers B ,

Great Content

Informed Choice Radio is a fantastic podcast. Martin Bamford secures some excellent guest speakers. The recent podcast with Makala Green, author of The Money Edit, had some real good takeaways as did the podcast with Pete Matthew, author of The Meaningful Money Handbook.

tommypoulter1989 ,

Great interview

These interviews really change how you view life. A must listen even if your not into personal finance.

Function87 ,

Monday’s Great / Friday Drivel

Monday’s are fantastic, Fridays is just lefty utopia drivel

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