Market Update

February 22, 2018 Market UpdateInvestment
Trends to Watch in Global Wealth Management in 2018

In 2018, just like it has been in the past years, changes and trends in wealth management will be inevitable. Amongst the trends that wealth managers should prepare themselves for includes changes in regulations, intergenerational changes in property ownership and innovation. Then, there is the impending issue of Common Reporting Standards (CRS) and Markets in…

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November 19, 2017 Market Update
Driverless technology and its financial implications.

By Graeme W Field Whether you first saw them in the original Total Recall’s Johnny Cab or Knight Rider’s Kitt, the era of driverless cars will soon be upon us and what is life really going to be like when our journey to work involves conducting board meetings, analyzing spreadsheets or updating numerous social media…

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October 30, 2017 Market UpdateInvestment
Are the markets ready for a correction?

By Mark Boyes Thursday the 19th October marked the 30th anniversary of Black Monday, a day during which the Dow Jones Index fell by 22.6% in just 24 hours. With the US and UK equity markets flirting around their all-time highest levels, there has been talk of on an imminent correction, due to the simple…

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October 2, 2017 Market UpdateEconomics
Construction in Dubai, and its Effect on Property Prices

With construction still rife in Dubai, there certainly seems to be a substantial increase in the supply of property. You would expect that demand would closely match this, as in recent years there has been a steady annual population growth of around 6%. Unfortunately, demand isn’t following suit – causing a large decrease in house…

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August 15, 2017 Market Update
Effect of Snap Election on UK Finance Bill  

  On the 18th April, Theresa May announced that a snap general election was going to take place on the 8th June. She subsequently won by the skin of her teeth, whilst also causing a lot of uncertainty with regards to the 2017 Finance Bill. Due to the dissolution of parliament before the election, ministers…

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November 9, 2016 Market Update
Donald Trump confirmed as the next US President

Now that the dust has settled, Donald Trump has emerged victorious in the 2016 US Presidential election and is scheduled to be sworn in as President on 20 January 2017. Meanwhile, the Republican Party also secured a clean sweep of Congress, gaining majorities in both the House of Representatives and Senate. This will potentially remove…

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