News & Media
9th June 2015 - Investment Comment
In Europe, the primary focus continues to be the Greek debt talks. By spending money from the public sector pension fund and local government funds, the Greek government has so far managed to avoid default. However, its reserves are rapidl ...
11th May 2015 - Investment Comment
The General Election has dominated UK news in the last six weeks. In defiance of the pollsters’ predictions, the Conservatives won and the markets were delighted. Overnight, the pound jumped more than 1% against the USD and more than ...
8th April 2015 - Investment Comment
Over the last month, the Top UK 100 Companies tested the 7,000 level, setting new all-time highs. After a brief retreat from there it returned to 7,000 in the first days of April. The market was supported by positive economic data, in ...
19th March 2015 - News
Please see below our summary notes from the Chancellor's speech 18 March 2015 for your information.
State of the economy
UK grew 2.6% in 2014, faster than any other advanced economy but lower than 3% predicted in December
2.5% g ...
4th March 2015 - Investment Comment
In the UK, the Top UK 100 Companies ended February by setting new record highs at 6,958, breaking the previous record of 6,950, which had stood since the last trading day of 1999. This move reflected improving sentiment in the UK. Man ...