This week an unnamed cabinet minister is said to have complained about the use by Michael Gove, the environment secretary, of “long economicky words” such as Mifid. The complainant seems to have been unaware what Mifid stands for — Markets in Financial Instruments Directive — and the implications of this EU reform for anyone with money in an investment fund, held through an Isa or any other way. Under Mifid I, implemented in 2004, investor protection was improved.
The UK market is looking less attractive than other regions JOHN HARPER/GETTY IMAGESThe FTSE 100 index of leading shares hit a new high this week, causing consternation in certain circles. Some investors are concerned that the eight-year bull market might not have much farther to run. These concerns are multiplied by the uncertainty over the outcome of Brexit negotiations.
What lies behind the rise in socially responsible investing? The desire among millennials for their hard-earned cash to be put to socially useful purposes. Only a minority of those aged 45 or over want their money invested in a more ethical way, yet this is the ambition of more than a third of those between 25 and 34, according to research by Triodos, the ethical bank.
@ForbesIV@RobinJPowell James I think you should read this article about the City Regulator's study of the UK fund industry. It concludes there is lack of genuine price competition on funds, and significant evidence of "price clustering". https://t.co/9B5KfbZUxG
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".