Following on from last week’s Windy, a relief rally swept through European markets on the back of the first round of the French elections. Investors have been buoyed by a candidate with a mainstream economic reform agenda, who will take on and most likely defeat, Marine Le Pen. The French market closed at its highest level since the Global Financial […]
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As we noted at the beginning of the year, 2017 would be dominated by politics and it would seem that last week epitomised that statement perfectly.
Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general election was pure political opportunism at its best. A brisk campaign of just seven weeks is the perfect antidote for British voters who are feeling election-apathy. This […]
I’ll happily admit to remembering the pre-internet age. I look back now and wonder how we ever survived without email, Google and the myriad of devices I use each day. But, in those non-digital times, how did advisers find new clients?
Usually word of mouth; recommendations and referrals from existing clients. Those advisers who were adept at getting referrals succeeded, those […]
Whilst compiling this week’s report, we received the surprise news that Teresa May has called a snap election. As political surprises go, this is a fairly big one; she has certainly caught everyone on the hop, which could prove a very astute political move, especially given the opposition is so divided and being led by a rather unpopular socialist. Ahead […]
The main event last week was undoubtedly Trump’s attack on Syria. Following Syria’s use of banned chemical weapons, which caused the death of scores of civilians, Trump authorised the launch of over 50 cruise missiles targeting a Syrian airbase. Trump released a statement shortly thereafter: “the vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread […]
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