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UK investment opportunities for a decisive decade

From Brexit to 2030 via climate change and a global pandemic; the 2020s are shaping up to be an eventful decade for the UK economy.

Join Citywire and J.P. Morgan Asset Management to make sense of what might happen.

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The long and short of it: Review of the markets in March

The long and short of it: Review of the markets in March

The UK continues to track along the government’s road map to opening up. All the statistics are moving in the right direction and the vaccination effort has been exceptional. The government has promised a review of their guidance to work from home before stage four...

Domestic smaller companies poised to lead UK recovery

Domestic smaller companies poised to lead UK recovery

A host of UK smaller companies have reported results ahead of analysts’ expectations in what JPMorgan fund manager Katen Patel deems to be the start of a strong re-rating for domestic earners. ‘The Covid-19 crisis hit UK company earnings hard last year – mid and small...

Guide to the Markets Q2 2021 webconferences

Guide to the Markets Q2 2021 webconferences

26 April to 29 April 2021 Join our Global Market Strategists as they explore the key themes that are likely to shape global markets in the quarter ahead. The team will also be joined by Nicola Rawlinson and Smiti Nigam, Macro Strategies Investment Specialists, to...

If not now, then when

If not now, then when

Where are we now? The dichotomy in performance between value and growth over the last decade is well documented but could this be drawing to a close? Even after the recent value rally, valuation spreads in the UK are extremely wide. At a global level it is even wider....

The long and short of it: Review of the markets in March

The long and short of it: Review of the markets in February

I had a catch-up call with a few colleagues the other day. One of my colleagues made an excellent point about how stilted virtual group meetings are. There is almost no spontaneity, as it just leads to interruptions and a period of ‘you speak’, ‘no you speak’ …...

A budget with a short term boost for businesses

A budget with a short term boost for businesses

After enduring a long year of lockdowns and daily press briefings, we find ourselves with an economy 10% smaller and a national debt burden substantially larger. It will no doubt have brought reassurance to individuals and businesses across the country to hear the...

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Domestic smaller companies poised to lead UK recovery

Size matters

Despite the euphoria around the Brexit deal at the end of 2020 and start of the vaccine rollout, the renewed lockdowns in the UK, new virus strains and the astonishing Gamestop/Reddit saga has led the market to become rather directionless in recent weeks with share...

FTSE hits 10-month high as it smashes through 6,800

FTSE hits 10-month high as it smashes through 6,800

The FTSE 100 has hit a 10-month high after soaring through the 6,800 barrier for the first time since the Covid-19 crash as investors cheered the Democratic win in the Georgia Senate election. By 3.30pm the main London index jumped 229 points, or 3.2%, to 6,842 as it...

Newcastle IFA launches online academy for trainee advisers

Newcastle IFA launches online academy for trainee advisers

Newcastle-based IFA Lowes Financial Management has launched an online academy for trainee advisers taking the Chartered Insurance Institute’s (CII) level 4 diploma in regulated financial planning. The academy offers 12-week courses for each of the R0...

Baillie Gifford adds manager to top £2.3bn European fund

Baillie Gifford adds manager to top £2.3bn European fund

Baillie Gifford has named Josie Bentley as a co-manager on its £2.3bn European fund. She joins as the fourth manager on the fund, alongside the triple AAA-rated duo of Stephen Paice and Moritz Sitte, as well as Chris Davies. Bentley...

Ruffer nets £320m+ profit in two month bitcoin trade

Ruffer nets £320m+ profit in two month bitcoin trade

Ruffer has bagged a profit of up to £693m from bitcoin, less than two months after buying into the cryptocurrency in November. Bitcoin’s stunning bull run has continued through the end of 2020 into the start of this year as its surged beyond $34,000 for the first time...

FTSE jumps 1.7% on first trading day of 2021

FTSE jumps 1.7% on first trading day of 2021

The FTSE 100 surged 3.1%, before paring back from highs to close 1.7% up, as it started its first trading session of 2021 buoyed by vaccine roll-out news and an oil price jump that lifted miners. The main index leaped 200 points before subsiding to a 111 point...

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