Nicholas Sargen, senior investment advisor and chief economist at Fort Washington Investment Advisors, joins the FT’s John Authers to discuss his recent book, Global Shocks: An Investment Guide for Turbulent Markets, and to offer some insight on planning for the Trump era.

 

The pound’s rally following the UK prime minister’s Brexit speech and Donald Trump’s problems with a strong dollar dominated currency markets – even before inauguration day. Paul Lambert of Insight Investments walks Roger Blitz through another week of FX fluctuations

 

The former leader in Japan’s global corporate expansion and technological innovation has faced humiliation after humiliation from soured investments, nuclear disaster and scandal. And after sell-offs, writedowns and a boardroom clear-out Toshiba’s troubles do not appear to be over yet, say Leo Lewis and Kana Inagaki.

 

Did pop itself die alongside David Bowie and Prince last year? Or is it constantly reinventing itself? We debate the state of new music and look forward to the albums of 2017. Plus, choreographer Wayne McGregor on raving in 1990s – and why he’s turning Virginia Woolf into ballet.

 

Presenter Claer Barrett is joined by the writer Daniel Pembrey to discuss sleep clinics for the wealthy, plus Paul Lewis on the “tax trap” for those earning six-figure salaries, and could US small cap stocks be the way to play President Trump’s inauguration?

 

Dozens of protesters gathered outside the Lower Manhattan headquarters of Goldman Sachs, the investment bank, following a series of appointments of Goldman-linked people to top jobs in the Trump administration. Ben McLannahan reports.

 

When handing out my annual guff awards last week I said clear language in business was perfectly possible if you tried hard enough. I now find it’s not as simple as that, says Lucy Kellaway.

 

The tie-up, one of Europe’s biggest cross-border mergers, will create a global leader in the fast-growing eyewear industry. John Murray-Brown discusses the merger with the FT’s Rachel Sanderson, Michael Stothard and Jonathan Guthrie.

 

This week, UK prime minister Theresa May laid out her plans for a ‘hard’ Brexit, as US president-elect Donald Trump expressed doubts about the EU’s future and promised a ‘quick’ US-UK trade deal. How feasible would such a deal be? And is the west retreating from a free trade model that has taken decades to roll out? Daniel Dombey, the FT’s Brexit editor, discusses with Brussels bureau chief Alex Barker and FT world trade editor Shawn Donnan.

 

Mike Cagney, chief executive and founder of online lender SoFi, talks to the FT’s Tom Braithwaite about building a fintech company from refinancing student loans; the high-income millennials the service targets; and why they use tools like job search and member networking events to retain customers.