The first half of 2017 has seen a worldwide focus on geopolitics amongst other key developments. These developments are explained by Brian O'Reilly, Head of Global Investment Strategy, as he discusses how the global economy has performed, the main trends in financial markets in 2017 and the implications for market performance.
Michael MacGrath, provides an insight into the impressive growth of the private equity industry over the last few decades, and outlines the reasons why now may be a good time to invest in this particular asset class.
The landscape of the healthcare sector is changing. Senior Investment Strategist, David Hillery looks at a number of catalysts that stand to benefit the sector globally in the coming years.
The explosion of car finance and student loans in America since the global financial crisis is now spreading to other parts of the world. We look at whether this worrying trend could be the start of another credit crisis.
Keith Williamson examines the case for responsible investing and its growing allure as investors take a much greater vested interest in Environmental, Social and Governance factors.
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).
Will there be investment opportunities within the cyber security sector in the wake of recent global cyber attacks?
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.
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.
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.