Real estate will be illiquid during negotiations on terms of UK withdrawal says Aviva

29 June 2016

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The hit to UK real estate sentiment sparked by the UK’s vote to leave the EU may be limited by easier monetary policy, says Chris Urwin, head of global research at Aviva Investors. A majority of UK voters, 52 per cent, voted to leave the EU on 23 June with profound consequences for the UK […]

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First time buyers paying a record amount despite referendum wobbles

28 June 2016

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First-time buyers are paying a record amount to purchase their first home, despite the wider market wobbling around the EU referendum, according to estate agents Your Move & Reeds Rains. May saw first-time buyers pay an average of £173,282 to get onto the housing ladder, up 2.7% from £168,656 in April and 15.8% more than […]

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A vote to leave is an economic shock

28 June 2016

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James McCann, UK/Europe economist Standard Life Investments discusses the implications of the Brexit vote. The most searched question on google since the EU referendum result has been: what does it mean to leave the EU? Markets are asking themselves the same question, judging from the price action after the announcement. A vote to leave constitutes […]

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Annuity rates start to fall as Brexit bites at gilt rates

27 June 2016

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Annuity rates are already starting to fall, following the Referendum result and the drop in Gilt yields. Just Retirement and Retirement Advantage have both announced annuity rate cuts this morning, more are likely to follow says Hargreaves Lansdown. Just Retirement’s rates are down by around 2%. Investors who want to buy an annuity are being […]

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Heartwood gives its views on implications of vote

27 June 2016

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Noland Carter, chief investment officer at Heartwood Investment Management, gives his reaction to the UK leaving the EU and the likely implications. The UK electorate has voted to leave the European Union in a once in a generation vote. We believe the likely implications are: Political risk premia will remain high across markets. Other than […]

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Eleven reasons investors should not panic

24 June 2016

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James Klempster, head of portfolio management, and Glyn Owen, investment director, Momentum Global Investment Management discuss what the Leave vote means for investors in 11 points below. 1. Nothing changes immediately in that the UK remains a member of the EU until it triggers the formal exit process, following which it remains a member for […]

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Expert Opinion: Our view on fixed income hasn’t changed much – investors still need yield

24 June 2016 by Chris Iggo

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The markets and the bookies got it wrong. Britain voted to leave the European Union. As expected, the decision triggered a huge risk-off move in financial markets with the pound sinking to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985.   Bond yields are lower because of the flight to safety. In the credit markets, spreads […]

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Investors buy in to cheaper market – HL lists the top traded shares and funds

24 June 2016

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Hargreaves Lansdown says many of its investors are buying into the market today taking advantage of low valuations. The investment platform has also listed the shares and funds it is buying. Hargreaves Lansdown senior analyst Laith Khalaf says: “Private investors are seeing this morning’s market falls as a buying opportunity. Some 80% of the trades […]

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Brexit – expect a messy divorce says Blackrock

24 June 2016

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The UK’s momentous decision to leave the European Union brings long-lasting political and economic consequences.  UK Vote: Out of Europe, reflects the immediate thinking of BlackRock’s strategists and investors on the implications of a Brexit. The UK vote to leave the European Union (EU) sets in motion a long period of political, economic and market […]

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Three funds to ride out Brexit volatility

24 June 2016

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British investors may want to look for funds that help them ride volatility give the vote to leave the European Union says Darius McDermott, managing director of Chelsea & FundCalibre. He says: “This is a defining moment in our history – not least because the polls were right and the bookies were wrong! In terms […]

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