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How Windy Is It . . . ? Monday, 13th March 2017 – No.220

In many ways since the surprises of the ‘Brexit’ and Trump votes, the US and UK have been in ‘phoney war’ territory as markets have been scrabbling to understand both the nature and quantum that these seismic changes will bring. It now looks like we are about to find out. In the UK it looks likely that Mrs May, subject […]

Why I’m worried about Final Salary transfers

Welcome to my first blog for a few months.

Another blog, another newsletter, adding to the noise? I hope not.

My firm belief is that as professionals we should do everything we can to spread best practice, share ideas and collaborate. My blog, and our monthly newsletter, which will contain regular guest blogs from leading industry figures, is my way of attempting […]

How Windy Is It . . . ? Monday, 6th March 2017 – No.219

“…and the winner is…”
It might seem a little glib to start the Windy off on the topic of the Oscars.  However, last week saw the ball being dropped on this flagship award, but it does bring to light a serious issue.  PwC has been the auditors of the Oscars for 80 years.  Yes, 80 years.  Does that sound like sensible […]

How Windy Is It . . . ? Monday, 27th February 2017 – No.218

It was a quiet start to the week with the US holiday on Monday. This pause for breath is understandable as developed equity markets have now spent eight years moving in an upward trajectory without a correction of more than 20%. This is unprecedented and against a backdrop of all-time index highs and combined with the increased merger and acquisition […]

How Windy Is It . . . ? Monday, 20th February 2017 – No.217

Last week, the main activity was again seen in currency markets, as the pound fell against its Group of 10 peers following the Office for National Statistics (ONS) release that January inflation data came in below economists’ forecasts.   Annual consumer prices (CPI) increased 1.8%, marginally missing the 1.9% forecast and below the Bank of England’s (BoE) 2% target thus reducing […]

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