Activist investors are playing an increasingly important role in the investment world. Shares examines whether this is positive for ordinary investors as well as considering specific companies in the activists' crosshairs.

Also this week: a bumper news section looking at the latest big moves in the stock, bond and currency markets, the investment trusts trading at big discounts, and an introductory guide to dividends.

The digital magazine reveals a positive view on medical devices play Smith & Nephew and asks how much difference management really make at a company.

Plus learn about ETFs which track green bonds and get under the bonnet of a US communications giant.