Economies & markets
Our Chief Investment Office and experts share insights into our house view and macro trends.
In our first possible ‘surprise’ scenario for the New Year, we take a look at Brexit and the effect it will have on economies and markets if things don’t turn out as expected. Since most investment commentators believe the uncertainties surrounding the Brexit negotiations are bad for UK assets and for sterling, what difference would it make if Brexit turns out well?
For the last six months, economic growth has looked increasingly synchronised around the world. In fact, we’ve enjoyed a steady year so far for investment returns, although high valuations have made it difficult to add more risk to our clients’ portfolios. As such, we have been waiting for a market correction before deploying capital to equities more aggressively.
Last week saw our third annual investment conference hosted at Canada House with a range of expert speakers. Perhaps somewhat surprisingly – in light of the unpredictability of the Trump administration, worries over potential war with North Korea, and the convolutions of Brexit negotiations - the overriding outlook was wholly positive.
Amid all the conjecture surrounding QE we ask: where do the opportunities currently lie for investors?
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