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How Windy Is It . . . ? Monday, 23rd May 2016 – No.180

How windy was it last week?
The forecast for much higher winds was signalled last week.  The Federal Reserve released the minutes from their April meeting, which delivered a surprise to the markets.  The tone was distinctly upbeat and the odds of an interest rate rise in June soared; according to the minutes, the conditions needed for a rate rise in […]

Growing the Beaufort Group

From our vision in 2012, the Group comprising of Beaufort Financial Planning and Beaufort Investment Management has expanded from three appointed representative firms to nine, with 35 registered individuals advising some 12,000 clients.  This achievement has been recognised in the IFA sector and Andrew Bennett, Group Chief Executive Officer, talks about the further acquisitive growth plans for the next five […]

How Windy Is It . . . ? Monday, 16th May 2016 – No.179

How windy was it last week?
It was a week that contained a lot of hot air, but nothing really happened.  All the dialogue was about risk and uncertainty, as we have policymakers around the globe retreating to provide more stimulus in the face of unsteady political environments (UK, Spain, Germany and US to name but a few).  This could explain […]

How Windy Is It . . . ? Monday, 9th May 2016 – No.178

How windy was it last week?
It was windy.  It was centred around the increasing risks surrounding Europe and the difficulty in pricing those risks.  You are spoilt for choice on the uncertainty front with the Brexit vote on 23rd June, the rapid decline in Angela Merkel’s approval rating in Germany, the unstable coalition in Spain, the backtracking of structural reforms […]

How Windy Is It . . . ? Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 – No.177

How windy was it last week?
Calmer than was expected, especially as we were dealing with a week dominated by central banks.  The Federal Reserve led the way last week and was suitably cautious in its forecasts, maintaining the approach of a lower for longer environment for short-term interest rates.  Expectations were indeed for maintaining the status quo, however the most […]

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