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While a Clinton win would have been closer to business as usual, a Trump victory will likely cause significant changes that will have more implications for investors. Here I will highlight the key differences between each candidate’s specific policies. Donald Trump Aside from the fluctuations in the polls, this election brings an unusual level of […]

Banks are not out of the woods yet in fragile equity markets

Headlines over the past couple of months have been somewhat dominated by cakes and football. In September, the BBC lost The Great British Bake Off to Channel 4 (but without Mary, Mel and Sue, what’s left?), then, following an “error of judgement”, Sam Allardyce was sacked as England football manager after just one match (at […]

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Is the FOS finally listening to advisers’ concerns?

My last column looked at the work we have been undertaking with the FCA to provide guidance on suitability reports. The aim of this guidance is to give advisers greater confidence on how to structure information in a way that encourages consumers to engage with the report document, while protecting themselves in the event of […]

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Carney to leave Bank of England in 2019

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has extended his term to June 2019 when the Brexit negotiations are expected to be completed. Carney’s decision means he will serve one year more than the five he had originally committed to, but he will depart two years short of a full eight-year term. In a letter sent […]

Europe outlook: Greek gridlock and Italian banks

By Rob Burnett, Investment Director, Head of European Equities As investors await a resolution of Greece’s repayment difficulties, we anticipate a period of consolidation in the European market over the next few weeks. Our base case is that the Greek government and the European Central Bank (ECB) will come to a solution, particularly given the […]

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