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The World In A Week – Walking the tight rope

Written by Shane Balkham Inflation concerns are still the hot topic for investors, politicians, and policymakers.  The US published its inflation data last week for April and it was a mixture of good…

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The World In A Week – Not all doom and gloom

Written by Richard Warne. It has been a gruelling start to the year for both equities and bonds, and it would be very easy to get despondent with all the negativity that persists. Topics that have…

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The World In A Week – April is the Cruellest Month

Written by Cormac Nevin. April proved to be another challenging month for investors as the MSCI All Country World Index retreated -3.5% in GBP terms, which admittedly was better than the -6.5%…

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The World In A Week – Return of the Mac-ron?

Written by Millan Chauhan. Last night saw the conclusion of the French Presidential election, with Emmanuel Macron delivering a convincing victory over his far-right challenger Marine Le Pen. Macron…

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The World In A Week – Tournez à droite?

Written by Shane Balkham. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will meet at the beginning of May, and we are already seeing the rhetoric in order to manage market expectations.  From the minutes…

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The World In A Week – Confusion & uncertainty

Written by Richard Warne. Equity and bond markets were generally in negative territory last week, with most bond indices declining around -1.0% and the global equity market, MSCI All Country World…

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The World In A Week – Weeks Where Decades Happen

Written by Cormac Nevin. Last Friday marked the end of an extraordinary first quarter, which likely left most policymakers feeling like April fools. Policies centred around everything, ranging from…

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YOU’s Derrick Dunne: ‘We have a lot of the jigsaw pieces’

Lauren Mason talks to Derrick Dunne about the firm’s rebrand from Beaufort Investment, the headwinds facing ESG investors beyond greenwashing and what the next long-term focus will be.

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The World In A Week – Sunak’s Spring Statement

Written by Millan Chauhan. Last week saw the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, unveil his spring statement update that, in an attempt to support individuals with the rising costs of…

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CPI inflation rises to 30-year high of 6.2%

CPI inflation recorded an annual rise of 6.2% in February 2022 – the highest since March 1992’s growth of 7.1%.

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