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Our insight of what we judge to be the key macroeconomic, political or strategic events that could have a bearing on your investments.

Up, Up and Away
The Bank of England last managed to raise interest rates once in both 2017 and 2018, before cutting them down to just a tenth of 1% at the height of the pandemic crisis. Now, however, financial markets appear to be taking the commentary from members of the Monetary Policy Committee (the MPC) over inflation worries at face value, with the UK Base Rate now forecast to be nearly 1% in a year's time.
Up, Up and Away
The Bank of England last managed to raise interest rates once in both 2017 and 2018, before cutting them down to just a tenth of 1% at the height of the pandemic crisis. Now, however, financial markets appear to be taking the commentary from members of the Monetary Policy Committee (the MPC) over inflation worries at face value, with the UK Base Rate now forecast to be nearly 1% in a year’s time.
Back To The Future?
Dust off your history books. Something from the 1970’s is beginning to cause market participants sleepless nights.
Regulation – With Chinese Characteristics
Clouds are continuing to gather over the outlook of China’s economy after a spurt of recent state intervention.
Sustainable Investing
Assessing and integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors into investing has gathered pace in recent years, with investors increasingly focused on responsible and sustainable investing.
Are Central Banks Guilty of Greenwashing?
Central Banks are seemingly falling over themselves to flag the green credentials of their monetary policy, with none more eager than the European Central Bank.
Inflated Opinions
One prime example of inflation is when you see, hear or read, more and more commentaries about worries over rising inflation. In that vein, let us look at whether the US, given it is the first major country to largely exit lockdown, is going to see a persistent 1970s style inflation, or a transitory inflation due to the effects of COVID-19 over the course of 2021 and beyond.