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Beaufort Analysis No. 244 – Kicking the can down the road…

Brexit negotiations have showed no further signs of advance in the last few weeks. Whilst initial discussions lead us to believe that a divorce bill would be agreed first, David Davis, the UK’s chief negotiator, is pressing for their EU counterparts to recognise that future trade relations are impossible to separate and should be broached earlier. It is now unlikely […]

A game-changer if you work with solicitors

‘Game-changer’ is a cliché I’d usually steer clear of using. Today though, I’ll make an exception.

I’m referring to new rules, being introduced by The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), which will change the way financial advisers and planners work with solicitors. If implemented they will have far-reaching consequences which those of you who work with solicitors need to prepare for.

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Beaufort Analysis No.243 – Is inflation knocking the wind out of growth?

Despite expectations of a rise, the UK’s Consumer Price Index (CPI), the key measure of inflation, remained at 2.6% in July; falling fuel prices were offset by small increases in food, clothing and household goods. In its latest report, the Bank of England stated that it expected inflation to climb to 3% by the end of 2017 as the weak […]

Beaufort Analysis No.242 – “They will be met with the fire and the fury like the world has never seen”

Last week marked the 10th anniversary of the Great Financial Crisis (GFC). 10 years on, banks are better capitalised, and, arguably, better regulated. Whilst the global financial system feels like it’s on better footing, there is still an unprecedented level of global debt. Over the last decade, the imbalance of debt in the system has changed; moving from private debt […]

Beaufort Analysis No.241 – An Apple a day keeps the bears at bay

Last week saw Apple shares jump more than 6% to a new record high of $160, triggered by the release of their latest quarterly results. The rally was spurred by the recovery in iPhone sales; in the same period last year, sales declined but third quarter 2017 forecasts were better than expected, predicated on the launch of the new iPhone. […]

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