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As part of our wealth management service, Davy Private Clients produces a range of publications to provide clients with insights and analysis of economic, investment and financial planning issues & events which impact on both the global economy and individual portfolios.
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UK Election: Hung Parliament

The UK election has ended in a hung parliament. The latest projections have the Conservative party winning 318 seats of the 650 seats in parliament. This is 13 less than they had prior to the election and 8 seats short of what was needed for a majority (326).

Investing Insights June 2017
BY Brian O'Reilly
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Cyber Security

Will there be investment opportunities within the cyber security sector in the wake of recent global cyber attacks?

Investment Themes June 2017
BY David Hillery
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Enhanced Transfer Value Programmes - Why Haven't They Worked?

In this article, Declan Hanley, Head of Lifestyle Solutions, looks at some of the pitfalls companies make which have lessened their effectiveness in implementing enhanced transfer value programmes.

Financial Planning Insights June 2017
BY Declan Hanley
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UK Property: London’s Falling

More evidence is emerging that suggests London’s property market is coming under pressure. A recent article by the Guardian even reported that estate agents are offering cars, iPads and sound systems to entice buyers, which is a worrying signal that London’s property bubble is deflating.

Investing Insights May 2017
BY Ailbhe Tobin
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10 Timeless Rules of Investing….

We share what we believe are some of the most important rules that can help you to achieve your long-term financial goals, with a little help from Carl Richards. Carl is the creator of the weekly ‘Sketch Guy’ column in the New York Times and was the keynote speaker at our 2014 Annual Conference. His sketches are famous for simplifying some of the most complex and important financial concepts.

MarketWatch May 2017
BY Brian O'Reilly
BY Eoin Corcoran
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Cyber Security: A Growing Concern

As the world becomes more interconnected, cyber security is becoming an ever more prevalent topic. Close to 50% of the world’s population is now online according to the International Telecommunications Union. Though the benefits are obvious, it does bring greater risks.

MarketWatch April 2017
BY David Hillery
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Equities in 2017: A Trump Odyssey

In 2016 the UK voted to leave the European Union and Donald Trump was elected as the next US president. Despite these potentially destabilizing events, global equity markets ended the year in positive territory. Looking to 2017, Aidan Donnelly, Head of Equities, examines the effects that Trump’s election will have on both the global economy and equity markets.

MarketWatch April 2017
BY Aidan Donnelly
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The Interview: French Presidential Election

MarketWatch sat down with Zak Kacem to hear how he believes this month’s French presidential election will unfold and whether “Frexit” could be a real possibility.

MarketWatch April 2017
BY Zak Kacem
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Negative Interest Rates – Testing Times for Corporate Deposits

Several Irish banks have recently begun charging certain corporate customers to hold cash on deposit, meaning companies sitting on excess cash reserves can expect little or no return if they merely park it in the bank. In this article, Robert McGlynn looks at the different possible solutions available to corporates looking to generate an adequate return on surplus cash in this negative interest rate environment.

Investing Insights March 2017
BY Robert McGlynn
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Global Outlook 2017: New World Order

As we begin 2017, voters around the world are increasingly demanding change. This is leading to more populist policy measures such as increased spending and tax cuts, but also a rise in protectionism. More expansionary fiscal policies should result in a pick-up in growth, but history suggests a more insular world is not good for anyone.

MarketWatch January 2017
BY Brian O'Reilly
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