2016

November 2016

Trump, the political novice, has beaten expectations and taken the White House.  His win represents another victory for those in the West disenfranchised with globalisation – elements of which are also evident in Europe.  Despite expectations, after an initial shock in the early hours, markets...Read more

Politics once again has dominated headlines over the past quarter.  The referendum in the UK and subsequent rows over party leaderships have divided the nation.  Clinton vs Trump continues to provoke much debate throughout the world as a new chapter begins.

In spite of this uncertainty,...Read more

Alexander Hoare

After much thought we have entered into a conditional agreement to transfer our wealth management business to Cazenove Capital Management. This will take effect from mid-February 2017, subject to various conditions being satisfied.Read more

October 2016

In an unusual move for a party leader, Theresa May addressed the Conservative Party conference on the first day and set out the agenda for so-called Brexit. The Prime Minister plans to activate Article 50 (the legal notification to leave the European Union (EU)) by the end of March 2017. The UK...Read more

September 2016

Following another week in which the US Federal Reserve (the Fed) and Bank of Japan (BoJ) gave their latest pronouncements on policy, we remain concerned that central banks need more help from governments to help propel economies forward.  The Fed again delayed raising interest rates but their...Read more