Last week we saw the release of headlines that have been built up over the past few years. Ever since the Federal Reserve first raised US interest rates in December 2015, the general expectation was for the Bank of England to follow, and rhetoric from Mark Carney at the beginning of 2016 gave careful guidance that the next interest move […]
The week started with victory for Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, who secured his fourth term in power. To quote Mark Twain, ‘history doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes’ is certainly apt; in a similar vein to Theresa May in the midst of Brexit, Abe called the snap election on 25th September during the North Korean missile threat. Typically, […]
Key news from last week was Trump’s failure to repeal Obamacare. The S&P 500 hit an all time high at the beginning of March, but Trump’s inability to unite his party around healthcare reforms meant the market stuttered. True to Trump form, the President lashed out at fellow Republicans after replacement legislation was withdrawn directing his ire at Freedom Caucus, […]
The beginning of February heralded a pause for breath from a hectic start to 2017.
Global equity markets finished January in a broadly positive territory in Sterling terms. The FTSE All-Share was the only exception and registered a marginal loss of -0.33%. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index rose +3.60% with the Nikkei 225 someway behind on +1.37%. The MSCI World, MSCI […]
The winds of change have blown across the Atlantic as the anti-establishment vote of Brexit has been joined by the result of the US election. This morning Donald J. Trump has been elected as the 45th U.S. President and with it a squall of uncertainties.
As with the EU referendum, everyone will be asking what the fallout will be, and as […]
The Beaufort Group are pleased to announce the commissioning and launch of a brand new Independent Report, into the reality of how IFA Firms are valued in the marketplace.
The Report, entitled “Dispelling The Valuation Myths” has been independently written by leading Corporate Finance Firm Asgard Partners, together with Accountancy Firm Taylor Cocks.
If you you would […]