UK equity funds move back into favour
UK share prices rose and equity yields fell in June in the face of ongoing political uncertainty. The unfolding story of Brexit entered a new chapter during the month as the Conservative Party.
10th Jul 2019
UK equity income market update: UK equity funds move back into favour
UK equity market review: Brexit tensions intensify in May
Escalating political upheaval knocked investors’ confidence in May, and share prices suffered.
12th Jun 2019
Global update: US/China trade war escalates
Prime Minister Theresa May finally announced that she was resigning as leader of the Conservative Party on 7 June. Her decision triggered a leadership contest alongside rising concerns over the possib...
4th Jun 2019
UK equity income market review: “Hope dies last”
Having tried – and failed – to get her Brexit deal through the House of Commons three times, Prime Minister Theresa May was obliged to seek an extension to the Article 50 process.
17th Apr 2019
Global update: Brexit postponed…
“Brexit Day” – 29 March – came and went, but the UK remained in the EU. The UK was forced to seek an extension to the Article 50 process as Prime Minister Theresa May failed to get her Brexit deal thr...
9th Apr 2019
MPs vote to delay Brexit
Having rejected the possibility of leaving the EU without a deal, MPs voted by 402 to 202 in favour of requesting an extension to Article 50.
19th Mar 2019
Brexit: where now?
Following the Government’s defeat in the second “meaningful vote” on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, the House of Commons voted by 321 to 278 against leaving the EU without a deal.
18th Mar 2019
Government loses second “meaningful vote”
Having lost the first “meaningful vote” on Brexit by a record margin in January, the Government went on to lose a second “meaningful vote” on Prime Minister Theresa May’s updated Brexit deal.
14th Mar 2019
UK equity market review: The Brexit deadline looms
The UK ended February with the question of Brexit still unanswered. The month was dominated by political newsflow as concerns over Brexit were compounded by the resignation of eleven MPs.
6th Mar 2019
Global update: The eleventh hour...
With Brexit still unresolved and the clock counting down to the 29 March deadline, Prime Minister Theresa May announced that a second “meaningful vote” on her Brexit deal will be held by 12 March.
Global update: Brexit: more talk, no action?
Having dominated financial markets in 2018, political issues intensified into 2019 in the UK and the US. The UK inched closer towards the Brexit deadline without any sign of a resolution.
5th Feb 2019
The clock is ticking
Hot on the heels of its heavy defeat in the “meaningful vote”, the Government survived a vote of “no confidence”. The motion had been tabled by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in a move designed to force...
17th Jan 2019
“Time is almost up”
Having postponed the “meaningful vote” on her controversial Brexit deal by over a month, Prime Minister Theresa May saw it voted down by in the House of Commons by 432 votes to 202, repres...
16th Jan 2019
UK bond market review: Brexit: decision time
UK government bonds and the pound remained hostages to Brexit in November as the UK finally agreed a Brexit deal with the EU.
7th Dec 2018
The Week: Deal, but no cigar
We have a deal on Brexit, but it appears to have resolved little about the future EU/UK relationship. It’s likely to be business as usual for UK assets
15th Nov 2018
Brexit dominates in September
Brexit continued to overshadow sentiment in the UK during September as the EU rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Chequers Plan. The post-Brexit position of Northern Ireland...
5th Oct 2018
"Moment of truth"?
With six months to go until Brexit takes place, the negotiation process stalled in Salzburg as the EU rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Chequers plan. European Council Pres...
4th Oct 2018
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