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How Windy Is It . . . ? Monday, 15th August 2016 – No.192

How windy is it …
My bucket list included flying a glider. At the core it is quite a simple process, pull the nose up and the glider decelerates push the nose down and it speeds up. By and large the same can be said of monetary policy. Lower interest rates are stimulative and encourage us to spend more and save […]

How Windy Is It . . . ? Monday, 8th August 2016 – No.191

It came as little surprise that The Bank of England reduced interest rates to 0.25% last week, the lowest interest rate level in history. The move orchestrated by Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England was designed to prevent a post-Brexit recession. Carney made it clear that he expects banks and building societies to pass the rate cut on […]

Beaufort Investment PRETTI Process

Shane Balkham, Head of Portfolio Research and Construction at Beaufort Investment, takes a few moments to explain our unique fund research and selection process, named ‘PRETTI’.  The process covers the criteria we consider to be most important in understanding and selecting a fund. […]

How Windy Is It . . . ? Monday, 1st August 2016 – No.190

Given the Federal Reserve’s inability to follow through with planned rate hikes over the last twelve months, last week’s more hawkish* statement failed to change market expectations for little further policy action this year.  A case of crying wolf too many times?  Credibility of central banks has become a new phenomenon as the effects of quantitative easing and low interest […]

How Windy Is It . . . ? Tuesday, 26th July 2016 – No.189

How Windy Was it last week?
Since the Global Financial Crisis dissipated in March 2009 (and morphed into Financial and Sovereign crises along the way), the compliance sector saw a profound rise in job demand.  2016 looks to have ushered a new set of in demand careers: news reporters, political analysts and lawyers.  Such is the nature of world events this […]

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