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The World In A Week – Synchronised Slowdown

Markets had a positive week with Global Equities as measured by MSCI ACWI, returning +2.26%. Europe Ex-UK Equities outpaced US Equities +2.65% vs +2.22%, slightly reversing the trend that has prevailed since the financial crisis. UK Equities, as measured by the FTSE All Share returned +2.65% and Emerging Markets as measured by MSCI EM advanced by +2.73%. Each of the […]

Emma Clarke PAM Top 40 Under 40

Emma Clarke, our Head of Fund Research has been selected by PAM Insight, the leading wealth management information service as one of  its top 40 under 40 investment professionals for 2019. Emma is only one of four women to have been selected twice. Now in its 10th year, the 2018 PAM Top 40 under 40 initiatives recognises, introduces and promotes the […]

The World In A Week – Please sir, can we have some more

Time?  The latest Twist in the Brexit tale saw control being given to the members of parliament who embarked upon a series of eight indicative votes on what form Brexit should take.  It came as no surprise that all were rejected.  There is no apparent appetite for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, but the lack of an actual deal means we cannot […]

The World In A Week – Interminable tedium

The title ‘World in a Week’ is a clear reference to Brexit. Last week, Prime Minister May, on her third attempt to push through a deal, failed, again. This time, on a technicality brought by speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, who actioned a ruling from 1604, which prevented government from bringing back the Withdrawal Agreement for a […]

The World In A Week – US budget: A Curious Direction

Last Monday, the US government released its budget proposal for 2020, entitled ‘A budget for a better America’. It highlights the key priorities for the executive but, just like any budgetary plan, there are winners and losers and it’s clear in this case who those two groups are: Defence is the clear winner and the Medicare and Medicaid health programmes […]


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