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Beaufort Analysis 282 – “The Italian Job”

Months of political deadlock in Italy ended on Friday with Giuseppe Conte being sworn in as the new prime minister.  This marked a significant reversal from earlier in the week, when President Sergio Mattarella vetoed Conte’s pick for finance minister, sending both Italian and European markets into a tailspin.  While the media was concerned with the potential apocalypse that faced […]

Beaufort Analysis No. 281 – Stepping stones

Updated UK inflation data for April was disappointing, following the timing of Easter, which impacted air fares and consequently, inflation. Whilst inflation fell to 2.4%, soft drink prices did increase after introduction of the new sugar tax. Sterling also depreciated after this inflation news. Despite this fall in inflation, UK retail sales increased in April after a poor month for […]

Michael helps Beaufort Group colleagues raise money for Dreams Come True with a ‘No Peaks’ Challenge!

Michael Cox, Professional Standards Manager at Beaufort Financial, has a condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa which means that he currently retains a visual field of 5%. So, Instead of taking part in the National Three Peaks Challenge with his colleagues, Michael will be undertaking a ‘No Peaks’ Challenge to raise money for charity Dreams Come True. His challenge will involve him […]

Are we an industry or a profession?

Industry and profession; two small words, often used lazily and interchangeably.

Indeed, if I looked back over these blogs I’m sure I’ve been guilty of doing the same.

The words we use matter though; they reflect how we perceive ourselves and more importantly, how consumers see us, the services we provide and the value we offer.

In many ways it all comes down […]

Beaufort Analysis No. 280 – Markets rise despite slowing economy

Mentioned in last week’s Beaufort Analysis, oil remains in the headlines with the price of Brent crude reaching $80 a barrel last Thursday. This is due to the continuing concerns that Iranian exports could fall because of renewed US sanctions, reducing supply in an already tightening market. Donald Trump’s decision this month to withdraw from an international nuclear deal with […]


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